The Year 10 Alcohol and other drugs education program is designed to help young people take responsibility for positively influencing, and contributing to, their friends and community. Students learn and practise these skills as they explore the following topics:
- responsible partying
- alcohol and drug myths—determining the truth
- recognising real risks
- reducing risk through good decision-making
- responding to harmful situations.
How you can help your children
To support your children as they learn about alcohol and other drugs you may like to:
- visit the Queensland Police Party Safe website together when planning a party, and plan a safe party
- talk about alcohol and drug myths particularly if they arise in media. It is important that young people know the truth regarding what is normal for their social group
- discuss the stages of intoxication and the effects increased intoxication has on the body, particularly the young developing brain
- support young people to practise their personal values
- talk with your children about risky and unlawful behaviour and managing harmful situations
- discuss standard drinks and what it means to drink responsibly (PDF, 246KB)
- discuss scenarios to enable your children to recognise risk and improve their problem-solving skills
- practise first aid including the recovery position and CPR to reduce risk.