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What's the deal? Cannabis facts for parents – booklet

This is an excellent booklet for any parent who wants to learn more about cannabis and its risks and effects on the health and well-being of their teenager/young person.

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What's the deal? Talking with a young person about cannabis – booklet

A short booklet designed to provide information and tips for effectively raising the issue of cannabis use with a young person. Practical, simple and thorough, it is a resource that will build your confidence in addressing what can be confronting issue.

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What's the deal on quitting? A do-it-yourself guide to quitting cannabis – booklet

This booklet provides a practical and interactive do-it-yourself guide for cannabis users who wish to quit cannabis or reduce their use.

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What's the deal? Cannabis facts for young people – booklet

This booklet is a great guide for young people on what cannabis is, how it works, and the effect it has on the mind and body. It also includes some simple information on cannabis and the law and driving stoned.

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Fast facts on cannabis – booklet

Quick and simple booklet on the key facts about cannabis. A great resource to have in health and community centres, schools, or for personal use as a parent, friend or user.

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Fast facts on mental health & cannabis – booklet

A quick and easy overview of the various mental health impacts associated with cannabis use.

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Fast facts on cannabis & driving – booklet

This short booklet highlights the key dangers of driving while under the influence of cannabis, and emphasises the increased risk of motor vehicle crashes.

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Fast facts on synthetic cannabinoids – booklet

Synthetic cannabis has become popular in Australia in recent years, but do users really understand the dangers? This booklet looks at what synthetic cannabinoids are, how they work and the harms they can cause to people who use them.

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Concerned about someone's cannabis use? Fast Facts on how to help – booklet

This booklet provides easy tips and actions to follow if you want to help someone who is using cannabis.

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Clear your vision – booklet

A "do-it-yourself guide" designed for healthcare, youth or AOD workers to use with disadvantaged young people to help them manage their cannabis use and quit. This is available as an online interactive program or as a downloadable booklet. There is also a facilitator's manual available to download below.

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Clear your vision - facilitator's manual

Downloadable facilitator's manual to accompany the Clear Your Vision do-it-yourself guide.

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Cannabis and consequences II - education package

A downloadable cannabis education package for secondary schools with 12 classroom activities. The package draws on the latest research and evidence in understanding cannabis use, particularly regarding mental health implications for young people. The activities have educative outcomes in mind and cover four key areas: prevalence; facts about cannabis; impacts, consequences and variables; and helping and resources. Optional assessment tasks are included and detailed instructions and resources for each activity ensure teachers from a range of disciplines are able to facilitate class participation.

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MAKINGtheLINK – student program

MAKINGtheLINK is a curriculum-based program for schools to promote helpseeking for cannabis use and mental health problems, based on evidence-based research and developed in collaboration with teachers and students. This is a download-only program, which you can access by clicking on the 'Download digital copy' below. You can also view the MAKINGtheLINK Mates Help Mates videos here or order the DVD below.

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MAKINGtheLINK – parent workshop

The MAKINGtheLINK Parent Workshop educates parents about the adolescent barriers to seeking help for cannabis-related problems and how to minimise them. It explains what kinds of help there is available in school and in the community, how to access it and how they can help as parents. It promotes parents as important helpers, and teaches them how to assist and motivate young people to seek professional help. The multimedia vodcasts model to parents how they can talk to teenagers about difficult issues, such as substance use, and are available on the NCPIC YouTube channel.

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MAKINGtheLINK – Indigenous program

This package is an educational resource incorporating a series of activities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school-aged students, to encourage them to seek help for problems related to drug use and mental health. 

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Smoke signals

The downloadable worksheets in the Smoke Signals series are designed to be used with young people who have symptoms of mental illness and who misuse cannabis, as well as alcohol or other drugs. They give practical strategies for helping these young people based on motivational interviewing, psychoeducational and cognitive behavioural approaches.

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Young people and cannabis use – training package

A self-directed learning package for youth sector workers to help them learn how to engage with young people with cannabis use issues.

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Could it be the gunja?

A series of downloadable posters and pamphlets that aims to get people thinking about whether gunja could be contributing to health and social issues.

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Quick Fix

Translated into Farsi, this resource is a treatment manual for primary care settings. 

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What is cannabis? – booklet

Part of a suite of easy-to-read, illustrated resources that are designed for people with low literacy skills. This booklet explains what cannabis is and how it works.

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Cannabis and the law – booklet

Part of a suite of easy-to-read, illustrated resources that are designed for people with low literacy skills. This booklet explains the laws on cannabis in Australia.

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Cannabis and addiction – booklet

Part of a suite of easy-to-read, illustrated resources that are designed for people with low literacy skills. This booklet explains that cannabis is addictive, what addiction means and the symptoms of withdrawal.

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Cannabis and pregnancy – booklet

Part of a suite of easy-to-read, illustrated resources that are designed for people with low literacy skills. This booklet explains the risks to unborn babies of using cannabis while pregnant.

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Cannabis and the law – poster

Part of a suite of easy-to-read, illustrated resources that are designed for people with low literacy skills. This poster depicts the possible legal implications of using cannabis.

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Cannabis and pregnancy – poster

Part of a suite of easy-to-read, illustrated resources that are designed for people with low literacy skills. This poster depicts the risks to the unborn child of smoking cannabis while pregnant.

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Cannabis and mental health – poster

Part of a suite of easy-to-read, illustrated resources that are designed for people with low literacy skills. This poster depicts how cannabis can affect mental health.

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Cannabis and addiction – poster

Part of a suite of easy-to-read, illustrated resources that are designed for people with low literacy skills. This poster simply explains that cannabis can be addictive.

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Cannabis and motivation – poster

Part of a suite of easy-to-read, illustrated resources that are designed for people with low literacy skills. This poster depicts how cannabis can affect motivation.

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What is gunja? – booklet

A simple explanation of what gunja is, how it works, and the effect it can have on your body. Specifically designed for people with limited literacy skills.

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Gunja and your community – booklet

This booklet explains the impact that cannabis use can have on community, family and culture. Specifically designed for people with limited literacy skills.

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Gunja and the law – booklet

A simple explanation of the law on gunja possession in Australia. Specifically designed for people with limited literacy skills.

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Gunja and pregnancy – booklet

An explanation of how gunja use during pregnancy can affect the health of unborn babies. Specifically designed for people with limited literacy skills.

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Gunja – poster

A simple poster that explains what gunja is. Specifically designed for people with limited literacy skills.

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Gunja and community – poster

A simple poster depicting the impact that cannabis use can have on community, family and culture. Specifically designed for people with limited literacy skills.

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Gunja and the law – poster

A simple poster depicting the law on gunja possession in Australia. Specifically designed for people with limited literacy skills.

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Gunja and pregnancy – poster

A simple poster depicting how gunja use during pregnancy can affect the health of unborn babies. Specifically designed for people with limited literacy skills.

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Quitting cannabis workbook – booklet

Taking users gradually through the process of quitting, this simple book helps people determine if they have a problem, identify why they want to change, and work through the various steps of implementing that change. Practical, informative and interactive, the guidance and activities provide a clear path for quitting. We recommend that this resource be ordered only once organisations and individuals have completed a NCPIC clinical training workshop.

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Quitting cannabis clinician's guide – booklet

This booklet describes the content and delivery and delivery of a brief intervention designed to assist cannabis users to change their drug use and maintain their desired goal. We recommend that this resource be downloaded only once organisations and individuals have completed a NCPIC clinical training workshop.

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Strategy workbook – booklet

This workbook provides users with real and practical steps for taking control of their use, and ultimately quitting. It helps build the motivation for change, set goals and plans, and manage withdrawal. We recommend that this resource be ordered only once organisations and individuals have completed a NCPIC clinical training workshop.

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Record it: cannabis use self-monitoring diary

Diary that helps cannabis users understand the motives, situations and emotions behind their cannabis use.

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GP toolkit: GP factsheets

This pack includes: GP guidelines for assessment and management of cannabis use disorder, cannabis withdrawal syndrome for GPs, cannabis and mental health, key messages on cannabis, cannabis use and fertility, cannabis: what is it?

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Severity of dependence scale (SDS)

A quick questionnaire which assesses the level of severity of a user's cannabis dependence.

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High risk confidence questionnaire (HRC)

Questionnaire that assesses a user's confidence and ability to resist smoking cannabis in a variety of situations.

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Cannabis problems questionnaire (CPQ)

Questionnaire that identifies problems as a result of using cannabis over the previous 3 months (for adults).

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Adolescent cannabis problems questionnaire (CPQ-A)

Questionnaire that identifies problems as a result of using cannabis over the previous 3 months (for adolescents).

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Cannabis use problems identification test (CUPIT)

Identifies problems as the result of cannabis use over the previous 12 months.

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ACCU (Adolescent cannabis check-up) baseline assessment

Detailed assessment to be used in the delivery of the Adolescent Cannabis Check-up (ACCU).

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ACCU (Adolescent cannabis check-up) personal feedback report

Feedback form to be used in the delivery of the Adolescent Cannabis Check-up (ACCU).

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Timeline followback

A calendar format where users record their cannabis use frequency and quantity over a 1-4 week period. 

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cannabis Withdrawal Scale

A short questionnaire that identifies the level of withdrawal symptoms in users who have either quit or reduced their cannabis use. Adapted for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients/patients.

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Bulletin 18: The use of cannabis for medical purposes

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Bulletin 17: Cannabis and sleep - A complex and unfinished story

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Bulletin 16: Role of general practitioners in provision of brief interventions for cannabis use-related difficulties

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Bulletin 15: Young Men and Yarndi: a pilot to diffuse information on cannabis, its use and potential risks among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Bulletin 14: Raising awareness about cannabis, its use and impact on health and wellbeing among Indigenous Australians

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Bulletin 13: Synthetic cannabinoids: The Australian experience

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Bulletin 12: Self-managed change from problematic cannabis use

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Bulletin 11: FYRST STOP Youth Cannabis Clinic: Evaluation using routinely collected data

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Bulletin 10: Young people and cannabis in the Western Pacific region

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Bulletin 9: CLIMATE/CRUfAD* Schools: cannabis prevention programs

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Bulletin 8: Cannabis and other drug use in the Australian workforce: findings from the 2007 NDSHS data

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Bulletin 7: Clinical and medico-legal implications of drug testing for cannabis

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Bulletin 6: Cannabis use prevention methods in Australian schools

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Bulletin 5: The need to monitor and reduce cannabis use among young offenders

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Bulletin 4: Barriers and facilitators to cannabis treatment

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Bulletin 3: Population trends in cannabis use and first results of a study on cannabis-related emergency department presentations

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners

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Bulletin 2: The management of cannabis use in Australian general practice

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Bulletin 1: Clinical profiles of cannabis-dependent adolescents in residential substance use treatment

NCPIC produces regular bulletins on a variety of cannabis-related topics, including the latest cannabis research by the Centre and its consortium partners.

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Cannabis and sport research brief

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