When it comes to talking about drugs, extensive research conducted with Australian parents and children tells us that young people appreciate parental advice and look to their parents for their views.
The Australian Government’s National Drugs Campaign aims to help young people and parents understand the harmful effects and consequences of drug use.
Information for youth
Without realising it, drugs can become central to a person’s life and can affect their personal relationships, ability to study and work, mental health and quality of life.
Anybody can be affected by illicit drugs, and often they think they are in control of their situation. This means that many people do not think they need any help dealing with their drug taking, but there are things you can do to support them.