Parents, teenagers, parties, alcohol and other drugs: What’s happening now and what can we expect in a post COVID world?

This online presentation will look at the latest data on alcohol and other drug (AOD) use of Australian Secondary School students and discuss the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on teens and socialising and what effect the pandemic lockdown may have had on teen AOD use. There are huge challenges ahead for parents as they acknowledge the importance of their children’s socialising but, at the same time, ensure their safety by having age-appropriate rules and boundaries in place as restrictions are gradually rolled back. To assist parents through this difficult time, some simple tips around alcohol, parties and gatherings will be provided to help ensure their child’s safety now and post-COVID-19.The session will run for 60 minutes with an opportunity for Q/A.

About the presenter, Paul Dillon: 

Paul Dillon has been working in the area of drug education for more than 25 years. DARTA, has been contracted by many organisations to give regular updates on current drug trends. He continues to work with school communities across the country to ensure that they have access to accurate and best practice drug education. With a broad knowledge of a range of content areas, Paul regularly appears in the media and is regarded as a key social commentator, with interviews on television programs such as Sunrise, TODAY and The Project.

Details about this event:

Date: Wednesday, 25th November

Time: 6:00 pm

Who can attend: All SMGS Parents

Registration Portal (Zoom):