This is your practice space - a place to contribute to good practice in the AOD Prevention field through project write ups, perspectives, forum topics, board posts and more. Entries are being submitted from organisations all over Australia. Where's yours? Go to the Practice Section to particpate. Some of the latest write up are shown below.
Welcome to myAODPrevention, a new national AOD prevention resource for workers. Please review the foundational theories underpinning good prevention practice. Seek out and add to, existing resources in our knowledge database. Improve your daily work life through participation in the practice section.
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"In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not."
- Albert Einstein
Theory is the foundational belief in how something works and the purpose of theory is practice. Theory constantly changes - we think through theories, try to break them down and understand them, and experiment putting them into practice to determine what is correct and incorrect.
Learning is a concept that isn’t limited to books or classes. You can literally learn something new every day, and you probably do without realizing it. Take advantage of knowledge - use it.
Practice is the use of abilities and skills in a particular field. Anyone willing to put in the practice can build a skill and develop standards. Practice makes things possible - it is tangible.
ChatterboxJune 18, 2015
The chatterbox game trials use a positive and aspirational message as a means of encouraging young people to stay away from drugs. The online/downloadable games and resource set, based on the ‘chatterbox’ interactive paper cut-out decision tool frequenting school yards, centres on the idea of moving from teenage years into adulthood, and the effects decisions made in youth can have on options in adulthood. It aims to empower young people and encourage them to stay sharp and healthy in...
FARE Annual Alcohol Poll 2015April 30, 2015
Alcohol in Australia The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) have released the findings from their 2015 Annual alcohol poll. Some of the key points: 75% of Australians think we have a problem with alcohol 73% of Australians think more needs to be done to reduce the harms of alcohol and 71% think that the situation is going to get worse or stay the same in the future 50% believe alcohol advertising should be banned from sports grounds 81% support bars...
Positive ChoicesApril 16, 2015
Positive Choices: Improving access to school-based drug Prevention resources Schools are an ideal place to engage young people with drug prevention messages, given the potential for broad-ranging impact. In parallel, parents need to be engaged in these important discussions. Central to these activities is the need for credible and evidence-based information that can be accessed by young people, their parents and teachers. To meet this need, the Australian Government Department of...
Safe Night Out StrategyMarch 23, 2015
The Safe Night Out Strategy was developed by the Queensland Government to restore responsible behaviour and respect, stamp out alcohol and drug-related violence and ensure Queensland’s nightlife is safe for all. Changing the culture—everyone is responsible Setting clear standards 1. Establish clear standards of behaviour for patrons, licensees and police when alcohol is consumed in public and indicate what actions licensees and police will take to stop alcohol and drug-related...