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The gunja brain story

Posted on: 2 October, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 4, October 2012 - December 2012
Related to Health promotion Illicit drug use

Cairney S, Fitz J, Thompson S, Currie J, Chenoweth C, Dillon P (2012)
The gunja brain story
Melbourne: National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre

This flipchart was designed for use by health professionals, community workers, educators, Indigenous mental health workers, alcohol and other drug workers, students and community members. It is a prevention and information resource, not a treatment guide. It is designed for use mainly with Indigenous people in urban, rural and remote settings. This resource uses plain English language and informative images to provide clear information about:

  • how a healthy brain and nervous system work
  • the effects of cannabis (also known as gunja or yarndi) on the brain, general health, community and lifestyle.

Facilitators can choose to use the resource as a whole, or select sections of the flipchart to focus on, depending on the needs of their students, clients or personal preferences.

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre abstract

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