Smarter About Drugs: A Conversation Pack

Smarter about Drugs: A Conversation Pack is a resource designed to help educators facilitate critical and informed discussions among students about drug and alcohol issues. It aims to create awareness and encourage critical thinking among young Australians on drug and alcohol issues, and empower young people to be engaged in the development of drug and alcohol policies at the broader community level. This resource is part of a broader project led by YoungA21, initiated in 2014. More information about the history of this project can be found here.

Australia21 partnered with the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation (ALDAF) in a joint strategy to develop and promote the Conversation Pack. The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) in South Australia assisted with mapping the conversation pack to the Australian curriculum, and their feedback, along with feedback from Australian teachers and academics, informed the development of the resource.

The completed resource is expected to be launched in mid 2017, and Australia21 and ALDAF are in the process of identifying schools around Australia interested in using and championing the resource within their communities.

If you would like to know more about the Conversation Pack, or would like to support this project, please contact Rebecca Bunn at


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