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This report provides information from young cannabis users about their cannabis use, reasons for use and risk perceptions, as well as their perceptions of school drug education. The research was undertaken by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre for the NSW Department of Education and Training. A PDF version is also available to download (PDF 386kB).

A critical review and analysis: Cannabis education in schools

A critical review and analysis: Cannabis education in schools (2000) 

This report, prepared by the National Drug and Research Institute (Perth) for the NSW Department of Education and Training, provides a review of school-based cannabis and other illicit drug education programs in Australia and internationally.

  • Report (PDF 231kB)
  • Summary (PDF 1.4MB)
  • DET Sales $20.00, Report and brochure, Product number: 60514

Drug education in a culturally diverse society

Drug education in a culturally diverse society (2001)

This booklet provides a summary of findings from research on the drug education needs of students from backgrounds other than English. The booklet provides directions for teachers about the components of effective drug education for students from diverse backgrounds.

Educational outcomes and adolescent cannabis use (2000)

This report was prepared by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of NSW and presents a review of the patterns of cannabis use, the relationship between cannabis use and educational outcomes, and the association between cannabis use and early school leaving.

  • Report (PDF 198kB)
  • Summary (PDF 99kB)
  • DET Sales $20.00, Report and brochure, Product number: 60511

Mental health and adolescent cannabis use Mental health and adolescent cannabis use (2005)

This report was prepared by the National Drug and Alcohol research Centre, University of NSW for the NSW Department of Education and Training. It provides up-to-date information about the links between cannabis use and mental health problems.

The accompanying brochure provides a summary of the report and suggestions as to how schools can help prevent cannabis-related harm.

  • Report (PDF 367kB)
  • Summary (PDF 252kB)
  • DET Sales $20.00, Report and summary, Product number: 60521

Young cannabis users' attitudes and beliefs about cannabis and school drug education

Young cannabis users' attitudes and beliefs about cannabis and school drug education

This report provides information from young cannabis users about their cannabis use, reasons for use and risk perceptions, as well as their perceptions of school drug education. The research was undertaken by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre for the NSW Department of Education and Training. A PDF version is also available to download (PDF 386kB).

Young cannabis users' attitudes and beliefs about cannabis and school drug education Literature review: Early intervention for students with drug use problems (2008)

This publication provides a review of a selection of specific interventions trialled in both Australia and internationally for students at risk of drug related harm. The review discusses issues that need to be considered in school based interventions and identifies strategies or features that may be appropriate for a secondary school setting or be suitable for adaptation. The research was undertaken by The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at the University of New South Wales for the Department of Education and Training. Download (PDF 1.52MB).


SURVEYS

Australian secondary school students' use of alcohol in 2005 report - Monograph Series No. 58

Australian secondary school students' use of alcohol in 2005 report - Monograph Series No. 58

This report was produced by the Cancer Council of Victoria and describes the results of the eighth national survey on the use of alcohol by Australian secondary school students.

   
Australian secondary school students' use of over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2005 - Monograph Series No. 60

Australian secondary school students' use of over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2005 - Monograph Series No. 60

This report was produced by the Cancer Council Victoria and describes the results of the fourth national survey on the use of over-the-counter and illicit substances by Australian secondary school students.

   
Smoking behaviours of Australian secondary students in 2005 - Monograph Series No. 59

Smoking behaviours of Australian secondary students in 2005 - Monograph Series No. 59

This report was produced by the Cancer Council Victoria and describes the results of the eighth national survey on the use of tobacco by Australian secondary school students.

   
Statistics on Drug use in Australia 2004

Statistics on drug use in Australia 2006

The report provides information on patterns of drug use (including trends and characteristics of substance users), international comparisons, drugs and health, special population groups, crime and law enforcement, polydrug use and drug avoidance and moderation.

   
The 2004 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: State and Territory Supplement

2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: state and territory supplement

This report, published by NSW Health, presents an overview of the main health behaviours of NSW secondary school students, covering lifestyle behaviours such as substance use (smoking, alcohol and other drugs), sun protection, eating habits, physical activity, mental wellbeing, and injuries.

   
The health behaviours of secondary school students in NSW

New South Wales School Students Health Behaviours Survey: 2005 Report
This report, published by NSW Health, presents an overview of the main health behaviours of NSW secondary school students, covering lifestyle behaviours such as substance use (smoking, alcohol and other drugs), sun protection, eating habits, physical activity, mental wellbeing, and injuries.