A quick guide to drugs & alcohol 2011 Available in all NSW public libraries and as a free download. Includes information on a range of drugs, drug effects, drugs and driving, pregnancy, treatment, statistics, drugs and the law and where to go for help and further information. This book is intended for anyone who is interested in finding accurate information about drugs and alcohol - for young people, their parents, teachers and the community, it is not a medical or scientific book.
Alcohol, other drugs and pregnancy 2009 by Australian Drug Foundation This booklet offers information on the effects of drug use for women who are planning a pregnancy, already pregnant, or breastfeeding. It also offers some information for men about the effects of drug use on fertility or planning a pregnancy. Available in your local public library
Teenagers, alcohol and drugs: what your kids really want and need to know about alcohol and drugs. by Paul Dillon Allen & Unwin This book answers commonly asked questions about alcohol and drugs, and shows how parents can get these important conversations started with their kids. Available at your local public library If you are a State Library client you can also access the ebook version of this book. If you are not a registered client of the Library, you can apply online.
Drugs in sport by Michael Shannon | Echidna Books This book looks at a range of performance-enhancing drugs and other techniques some athletes have used to artificially improve their chances of winning. It explains how the drugs work and the health risks involved in using them. Available in your local public library
Saving Jessie: a mother's moving story of her daughter's battle with heroin by Imogen Clark. A mother's personal account of dealing with her daughter's heroin addiction. Available in your local public library.
Mind your head by Uniting Care Moreland Hall. Mind Your Head is a resource developed for young people aged 15-25 years, and anyone else (including teachers, parents and allied health workers) wanting to know more about the relationship between mental health and substance use. Available at your local public library.
Hosting teenage parties: managing alcohol and other drugs 2nd edition, 2007 by Australian Drug Foundation. This book considers such questions as: what do I do when my teenager wants to have a party? What kind of party should we host? How should I supervise a party? Should I allow alcohol to be consumed at the party? What are my obligations and responsibilities, including to other parents? Should smoking be allowed at the party? What about other drugs? Available at your local public library.
The grog book Revised edition, 2005, reprinted 2012 by Maggie Brady. This book was developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to tackle the effects that grog has on their communities. It provides people with ideas and strategies for managing alcohol. It tries to provide as many choices as possible for people to use. The advantages and disadvantages for each course of action are also provided. Available in your local public library.