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ALWF Partnership Community Pamphlets

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A suite of seven community focused resources have been revamped through DEN’s partnership with Australian Lions Wellbeing Foundation (ALWF, formerly ALDAF).

These pamphlets provide information for common questions in the community, including topics such as specific information about a substance (alcohol, tobacco, cannabis), how to have conversations with loved ones (talking about drugs with your children, what to do if you’re worried about someone else), and how to keep yourself safe and healthy (party safe, how are you doing).


Front covers of the ALDAF/DEN suite of resources. Each brochure shows coloured shapres (dark blue, red, green, purple, teal, orange, and cyan) with stock images of people and substances at the top, with a coloured box with extra information at the bottom above the ALDAF and DEN logos.


Beginning June 2018, DEN and ALWF collaborated a project to revitalise the co-created resources that ALDAF has been distributing to the community for several years. Through feedback, community members have told us that these resources were valuable, however with the passage of time the information and images were becoming dated.

Over a number of months DEN and ALWF collaborated closely to examine the resources available to the community, gaps in knowledge, and the strengths of the existing resources. Through this process, the partners focused on seven initial pamphlets that updated the existing resources or targeted areas of concern.

These new and updated brochures will be distributed and made available to the community through the ALWF shop, via the DEN website, and through the partner’s various networks of collaborators and Lions clubs.
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Read the Suite

Click on a title to view a flipbook of the resource (mobile friendly):

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In 1986, ALWF (then ALDAF) founded a small resource project named The Lion’s DEN, intending to provide expert information and resources to the Tasmanian community. From this initial 15 month project, The Lions DEN transformed into the Drug Education Network and the two organisations have had a close working relationship ever since. ALWF and DEN have worked together on co-creating and distributing resources from the beginning.
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“Alcohol… is it just a drink?”


“Cannabis… is it just a weed?”

  • Gunasekaran, N et al. 2009, ‘Reintoxication: the release of fat-stored Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) into blood is enhanced by food deprivation or ACTH exposure’, British Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 158, no. 5, pp. 1330–1337, <>.
  • National Academies of Sciences, E et al. 2017, Prenatal, Perinatal, and Neonatal Exposure to Cannabis, National Academies Press (US), <>.
  • Radhakrishnan, R, Wilkinson, ST, & D’Souza, DC 2014, ‘Gone to Pot – A Review of the Association between Cannabis and Psychosis’, Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol. 5, p. 54.
  • Sharma, P, Murthy, P, & Bharath, MMS 2012, ‘Chemistry, Metabolism, and Toxicology of Cannabis: Clinical Implications’, Iranian Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 149–156, <>.

“How are you doing?”

“Nicotine… is it just smoke?”


“Party Hard, but Party Safe.”

“Talking with young people about drugs”

“Worried about someone’s alcohol and other drug use?”

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