Talking Drugs

This workshop supports those working with Kindergarten to Year 12 students and provides participants with the opportunity to:

  • explore drug types, their impacts and possible consequences, including methamphetamine and emerging psychoactive substances

  • clarify the ‘real picture’ of illicit drug use supported by data from the National Drug Strategy Household  Survey

  • consider drug use and possible triggers such as environment and personal experiences

  • consolidate the need for and benefits of prevention education supported by empathetic interaction, alongside structured intervention and support.

The course is free, lunch is provided and certificates of participation will be issued on completion. Up to $350 is paid to your school towards teacher relief.

Participation expectations

Participants can expect to gain a greater understanding of best practice school drug education within the Principles for School Drug Education.


"Fantastic facilitators, knowledgeable, responsive, professional and dedicated. I had limited knowledge and now feel so much more equipped, and understand how, to discuss drug content with students."

"This workshop covered so many different aspects of drug use. I was really impressed with the quality of the presenters, their knowledge was amazing and we were given many opportunities to chat, share and process the activities. I would highly recommend this workshop."

Length of workshop

The workshop commences at 8:30am and concludes at 3:00pm.


Places in SDERA workshops are limited and we ask that you make a commitment to attend once you have registered.  If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we are able to offer your place to another applicant.

For further information on Talking Drugs please contact

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