Highland Substance Awareness Toolkit

The Highland Substance Awareness Toolkit is an online library that provides information in relation to drugs and alcohol in Highland.  Topics covered include Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, New Psychoactive Substances (NPS/'legal highs'), Caffeine and Blood Borne Viruses (BBV).

Information in the toolkit is categorised by target audience:

  • Professionals

Aimed at teachers, youth workers and other professionals working to educate children and young people in Highland.  This section of the toolkit contains up to date information, advice and lesson plans to assist with the delivery of substance misuse education and the associated Highland Substance Misuse Framework.  

  • Parents and Carers

Aimed at parents or carers of young people living in Highland.  This section of the toolkit contains up to date information and advice targetted specifically at parents and carers on the themes of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. 

  • Young People

This section of the toolkit contains up to date information and advice targeted specifically at young people living in Highland on the themes of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and e-cigarettes.


Select the link on the right to access the toolkit and view the range of resources available. 

Resources include links to websites, leaflets, publications, electronic learning material, lesson plans and teaching aids.  

The toolkit also has a search function and an alphabetical list of resources to help you find what you are looking for.



The toolkit has been commissioned by Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership and developed in partnership with Highland Council and NHS Highland Public Health Department.  We are grateful to a variety of organisations who have allowed us to link to their work, including the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Substance Misuse Working Group (NHSGGC).  


Page last updated: 19 May 2017

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