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Who is Drug Aware

Drug Aware has been delivering these messages across the state since 1996.

The program is managed by the Drug, Alcohol and Prevention Services Division of the Mental Health Commission in collaboration with Curtin University.

Drug Aware was established in 1996 as part of a state framework of educational strategies designed to address illicit drug use among young people in Western Australia. It is the first comprehensive ongoing program on illicit drug education undertaken in Australia.

The program seeks to provide honest, credible and evidence-based information to young people in order to help them make informed decisions.

The campaign targets people aged 14 to 29. With specific focus on certain age groups within this dependent on the campaign message.

The campaign uses mass reach education including radio, outdoor, cinema and online media with the aim of preventing young people from using illicit drugs as well as encouraging those who have tried, or regularly use illicit drugs to stop using.

Drug Aware currently implements a number of campaigns and programs focusing on illicit drug prevention, methamphetamine and safer events and venues.

The program also supports and develops strategies to create safer environments for young people where they may be at risk of harm from illicit drug use.

Drug Aware print resources can be ordered using the Resource Order Form. To contact the Drug Aware team directly, email us at .

The Mental Health Commission and Curtin University also collaborate to manage the Alcohol. Think Again education campaign.

For the Western Australian alcohol education campaign visit Alcohol.Think Again



Looking for info about the effects of a specific drug?

Check out the Drug Types page here.


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