Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Education
Drugs touch people's lives in so many ways. The FADE website is here to help you, your family, friends, workmates and the community you choose to be part of.
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18th September 2014
In 2012, 103,000 people around the world lost their lives to drug poisoning or overdose. As terrible as this waste of life seems, it's important to remember that drug overdoses are not inevitably fatal.
An overdose is when there's too much of a drug (or combination of drugs) in the body for it to cope. You can overdose from illicit substances, such as heroin, or prescription medications, such as valium or opioid painkillers.
Overdose deaths in Australia claim an extraordinary number of lives; in 2012, fatal overdoses outnumbered road deaths for the second year in a row (1,427 overdoses to 1,338 road deaths). Such deaths are more likely in regional and rural areas than in capital cities. Perth has the highest rate of all capital cities, followed by Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
11th September 2014
Teen cannabis smokers are 60 per cent more likely to drop out of high school than their non-smoking peers, and are more likely to use other drugs and attempt suicide.
The latest Australian research has also found there is no "safe" level of adolescent cannabis use. There are poorer educational outcomes and increased risks even for those using the drug less than one a month.
Amid calls to legalise the supply of medicinal cannabis, the authors of the study, which is published in the Lancet, say the results are a timely reminder of the drug's harm.
2013 Resource Catalogue Now Available
The 2013 Resource Catalogue is now available.
Download your copy here or get in touch by email and we'll send you a copy.
Ordering resources is easy. Either, fax your order using the order form sent
with the 2013 Catalogue, or email your requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org and it
will be actioned the same day. The
Foundation continues to distribute a wide range of resources to New Zealand
secondary schools. Clearly FADE's resources are well used and
meet the demands of the New Zealand curriculum. Get in touch if you need any
help at all.
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