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Talking with young people about substance use
Talking with young people about substance use

Over the last few years, the AOD Provider Collaborative, in partnership with the NZ Drug Foundation, has developed resources for people who want to talk with young people about substance use. These resources are for families, as well as health and social service professionals.

The Did you know? resources include videos in English and te reo Māori, as well as posters in English, te reo Māori, Chinese (traditional), Samoan and Tongan.

A dedicated website is hosting all the Did you know? resources and includes:

1)      Substance Facts Poster Series

There are 5 A3 posters in English which cover alcohol, cannabis, synthetics, volatile substances and methamphetamine. These posters are also available in te reo Māori, Chinese (traditional) (with support from Matua Raki), Samoan and Tongan (with support from Le Va).

2)      Substance Facts Video Series

There are 4 videos in both English and te reo Māori which cover the same substances as the posters.

3)      Guides For Using Substance Facts

  • An A3 poster on how to use the videos about these drugs, when talking with young people.
  • booklet “A guide to conversations with young people about drugs and alcohol” which collates all the posters in an A5 booklet.
  • An online learning module to assist people prepare to have conversations with young people about drugs and alcohol. 

The Did you know? series was commissioned and directed by the AOD Provider Collaborative (supported by Odyssey) and by the New Zealand Drug Foundation.  It was created by Mohawk Media using characters created by Moca.