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Year 8 program

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The Year 8 Alcohol and other drugs education program is designed to help young people develop good decision-making skills. Students learn and practise these skills as they explore the following topics:

  • good decision-making
  • understanding community thinking
  • being kind to your body
  • being in control
  • knowing the truth about cannabis.

How you can help your children

To support your children as they learn about alcohol and other drugs you may like to:

  • use accurate information when talking to children about alcohol and other drugs (Note: using scare tactics or exaggeration can encourage risk seeking in adolescents)
  • explain to children that non-use of alcohol and other drugs is normal for 12-17 year olds (Did you know that in 2013, 71% of 12-17 years olds abstained from alcohol?)
  • discuss ways that personal values help shape good decision-making
  • use reliable information to discuss the effects of alcohol and other drugs and the laws about use and supply.
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Last updated 02 October 2018