Community attitude research on alcohol and other drugs – executive report

Research into community attitudes and behaviour about illicit drug use was done to inform future policy and planning for alcohol and other drug issues. This summary report presents an overview of the findings.

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Community attitude research on alcohol and other drugs – executive report

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This report summarises the research methods used to gather information about community attitudes and behaviour about illicit drugs. It provides an overview of:

  • young people’s issues
  • parents’ perspectives
  • attitudes towards information, support and treatment
  • effective ways to communicate about drugs

The researchers recommend 3 potential communication strategies:

  • highlighting the dangers of drugs to young people
  • reinforcing the risks of drug taking among young people
  • encouraging heavy drug users to seek help

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