Alcohol and Anti-depressants
Understanding what to tell a young person who is on antidepressants and wants to have alcohol. ...Read More
How does ice work? (for dummies)
Ice is one form of methamphetamine. Using ice causes a surge in brain chemicals called neurotransmitters that are vital to the normal healthy function of the human brain with each responsible for regulating different functions....Read More
Is it the power of ice that causes all the problems?
Ice is an insidious drug that causes addiction, ruins lives and wreaks havoc in the community. This is one of the dominant messages in the ongoing public discussion about ice. But is it the case?...Read More
Why do young people develop AOD problems?
Understanding pathways into problematic drug or alcohol use promotes an empathetic approach to supporting young people....Read More
When is AOD use considered a problem for adolescents?
Disagreement about whether or not a young person has an AOD problem is common. Moving towards a shared understand of what is problematic helps workers collaborate and work more closely with with each other, young people and their supporters...Read More
What influences youth AOD use?
Supporting a young person to reduce the harms related to their drug and alcohol use requires an understanding of the factors that influence use....Read More
Different patterns of drug use
Understanding that there are many different patterns of drug use is crucial to understanding how best to support a young person....Read More
Tailoring support options to need
The needs of young people should determine the type and level of support they receive. This article groups young people needing AOD treatment based on common needs and suggests appropriate support for each....Read More
Understanding young people’s AOD support needs
Understanding substance use alone won’t fully reveal a young person’s AOD support needs.This article introduces a framework to best understand the needs of young people with AOD related problems....Read More