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Drug testing in schools

The Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Education has sent a nationwide mail-out of drug testing information to Principals. The documentation sent to schools will aim to ensure that decision makers, BOT and Principals have a good understanding about the drug testing process and will increase awareness of the possible ramifications of implementing drug testing schools.

FADE and LabPLUS (drug testing service) recommend that you have a detailed alcohol and drug policy in place before you begin to think about drug testing in your school.

For assistance with the development of an alcohol and drug policy for your school contact FADE.

Phone: 09444 1705or email colin@fade.org.nz.

For information and procedure related to drug testing contact LabPLUS.

Phone: 0800 5227587 or email rossH@adhb.govt.nz or CDyson@adhb.govt.nz.

You can download the LabPlus school drug testing quidelines (pdf 198 kb) and an information flyer (pdf 67 kb) here.

What drug is that?

FADE has recently developed a new online interactive titled What Drug is That? This interactive will help you and your students to identify the various drugs and understand the effects that they have on the brain and body. Play this online game.
what drug is that?

FADE in schools

FADE recently ran an alcohol and drug online awarenesssession for students at Takapuna Grammar. Students navigated their way through the FADE website scavenger hunt gaining valuable knowledge and information about alcohol and drugs. You can read the recent news article supplied by The Aucklander / NORTH EDITION (10 AUGUST 2005) (pdf 505kb).

The students found this session very interesting and informative. You can read some of their thank you letters below.

5th international conference on drugs & young people

The Australian Drug Foundation and its Centre for Youth Drug Studies, in partnership with the Ted Noffs Foundation, are pleased to announce that the 5th International Conference on Drugs & Young People will take place at the AJC Convention Centre, Randwick, New South Wales from the 24 - 26 May 2006. See http://www.fade.org.nz/communities/teaching-and-education/internationalconference.php.

FAQ

Visit the Alcohol and Drug information section to read the FAQ's about the many drugs available. Go to www.fade.org.nz/alcohol-and-drug-info . If you can't find the answers to your questions then post a message to our forums either on the 'Ask a FADE consultant' forum and receive an answer form one of FADE's experienced consultants or on to the 'Teaching and Education' forum where one of your colleagues may be able to help. Post your messages here www.fade.org.nz/forums .

Recent research

The NIDA website developed in the USA has a growing number of informative resources and a very useful research section. Visit the NIDA website here http://www.nida.nih.gov/researchers.html.

Upcoming FADE workshops

FADE will run a series of workshops for secondary schools in 2006. Keep checking the Education and Training part of this website to register for these events. Go to http://www.fade.org.nz/education-and-training/.

Buy online

FADE is regularly producing new alcohol and drug education resources for all age groups. These resources come as books, compact discs, pamphlets and videos. All of FADE's resources can be bought online here www.fade.org.nz/resources.

Recommended weblinks

Te Kete Ipurangi

Visit the Health and Physical Education Community and use the search terms ' alcohol and drugs'. You will get over 25 curriclum related resources.

www.tki.org.nz

Strengthening Drug Education in School Communities (2004)

Check out the latest Ministry of Youth Development booklets aimed at years 713 to help support and strengthen drug education in school communities. The Best Practice Handbook (782KB), and A Practical Guide (449KB) are available in PDF format http://www.myd.govt.nz/pag.cfm?i=430.