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Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in schools

It’s important for parents, caregivers and schools to have consistent messages about drugs and alcohol, and to work together if an issue arises.

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs present a risk to the health and safety of children and young people. They are incompatible with a learning environment and inappropriate in a school setting.

The department applies a harm minimisation approach to the management of suspected drug-related incidents.

Help for families, children and young people

Visit sa.gov.au for more details about young people and alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Contact your school direct for information about drug education programs or counselling.

Engagement and Wellbeing

Email: education.engagementandwellbeing [at] sa.gov.au