Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office

Teachers and students

Information for teachers

The WA State Government's primary drug and road safety education strategy is delivered by School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA), to provide information about alcohol and other drugs, school-based programs, professional learning workshops, resources and best practice in school drug education.

The Drug and Alcohol Office provides funding to SDERA to work with school-based staff and the wider community to provide a range of programs to teach young people about harm and resilience in relation to drugs and alcohol.

SDERA offers:

Take a look at the SDERA website to find out how you can kick-start a drug and road safety program at your school.

Evidence for school based drug education

The following documents provide an overview of the minimum requirements for an effective school alcohol and other drug education program.

The information is intended to help service providers as well as teachers and school administrations develop evidence based alcohol and other drug education programs in schools:

Information for students

If you're a student seeking information for a school or university assignment, here are some good places to start learning about drugs and about alcohol. You may also find research and statistics and news and media useful.

The Drug Aware website also has some useful resources and links.

Student journalists can contact the Media and Communications Manager during business hours on
(08) 9370 0343.

Last updated on 18 February 2014