Alcohol and Other Drug Education

www.sammydfoundation.org.au / school-programs / aod-education

The Issue:

Alcohol and other drugs affect the way we think, act and feel. Inhibitions may be lowered and paranoia may be heightened, significantly diminishing the brain's ability to process information and identify risky behaviours and social cues. This places people who misuse alcohol and other drugs at greater risk of perpetrating violence, or becoming a victim of violence.

1 in 5 hospitalisations of Australians aged under 25 are related to alcohol consumption. National Council on Drugs Report - 2013.

 

Our Solutions:


1. Alcohol and Other Drugs Education Package

The Sammy D Foundation takes a primary prevention, harm minimisation approach to alcohol and other drugs education, informing and empowering young people to keep celebrations such as parties, formals, graduations and schoolies safe and free from tragedy, by understanding the effects of alcohol and other drugs, as well as the risks of substance misuse.

Students first participate in the Impact presentation where they hear from Neil Davis, the father of Sam who was tragically killed as a result of a violent and unprovoked one-punch assault at a private party. Following the Impact Presentation students participate in an interactive Alcohol and Other Drugs Presentation that covers risks, responsibilities, legalities, harm minimisation strategies and what to do in an emergency situation.

Includes: Impact Presentation and Alcohol and Other Drugs Presentation
Target Year Levels: 10-12
Approximate run time: 90 minutes total (2 presentations)

 

2. Party Wise Workshop Package

This package provides the opportunity for students to further unpack the messages delivered in the Impact Presentation and Alcohol and Other Drugs Presentation through class size group workshops aimed at educating and empowering young people to keep themselves and their mates safe at gatherings, parties and celebrations.

Following the Impact and Alcohol and Other Drugs Presentations students will work with our education facilitators in class sized groups to unpack strategically structured scenarios based on the risks, responsibilities and legalities of parties and celebrations.

This is a perfect way to prepare young people as they approach the age of experimentation with alcohol and other drugs, and school leavers approaching schoolies, graduation and end of year celebrations.

Includes: Impact Presentation, Alcohol and Other Drugs Presentation and Party Safe Workshops
Target Year Levels: 10-12
Approximate run time: 110 minutes total (2 presentations plus 20 minute workshops)

 

3. Alcohol Fuelled Violence Workshop Package

This package is similiar to the Party Wise package however it has a focus on how to avoid and respond to violent situations, providing participants with all the information they need to keep themselves and their mates safe at gatherings, parties and celebrations.

Following the Impact and Alcohol and Other Drug Presentations the students will participate in class sized workshops to explore the personal and community consequences of violence, what influences this behaviour and strategies to respond to violence situations.

Includes: Impact Presentation, Alcohol and Other Drugs Presentation and Violence Prevention Workshops
Target Year Levels: 10-12
Approximate run time: 110 minutes total (2 presentations plus 20 minute workshops)

 Program Effectiveness

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