Talking Drugs

This workshop is for 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.

FREE copies of the Challenges and Choices teacher resource, student workbooks, assessment tasks and curriculum mapping documents will be sent to you and your school upon completion of this workshop.

The workshop is free, lunch is provided and certificates of participation will be issued on completion. SDERA will also cover the cost of 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.

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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