Module 6: how drugs work: facilitator's guide

Topic 11: Reducing drug-related harm

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Suggested time: 45 minutes

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Young people, society and AOD

Working with families, peers and communities


In this topic learners will explore the potential of harm drug use can cause as well as being introduced to strategies to reduce and minimise these effects.

Key issues

11.1 Understanding drug-related harm

11.2 Thorley's model of drug-related harm

11.3 The four L's model

11.4 Harm minimisation

11.5 Specific harms related to drugs and drug use