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Drugs and young people

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Drugs and alcohol

Drug and alcohol abuse can pose serious health risks which can worsen over a long time. Below are links to information for a range of different drugs including marijuana (cannabis), speed, LSD, MDMA (ecstasy) and the effects of alcohol, as well as how to kick the habit.

Alcohol effects people in different ways.

How alcohol affects your health

Alcohol is the most widely used social drug in Australia but it can be consumed responsibly. Learn here about the dangers of binge drinking.

Drug abuse can be treated

Drug abuse

Drug abuse can affect health, relationships, job and education. Learn about Australia’s drug laws, drug addiction and where to get help.

Drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Caring for someone with a drug problem

This article will provide you with some information and advice on caring for someone with a drug problem.

Cocaine addiction

Cocaine

Cocaine, or 'Coke' as it is commonly known, is a highly addictive drug associated with health issues and other problems. Learn more about its physical

Drink spiking

GHB

GHB is a party drug. It has been linked to date rape and sexual assault. Find out more about the physical effects and consequences of using GHB.

Heroin

Heroin

Heroin is a highly addictive drug with many serious side effects. Find out more about heroin's effects and the dangers of long term abuse and addictio

Crystal meth is a highly addictive drug.

Ice (crystal meth)

Ice, also known as crystal meth, is a very addictive illegal drug. Find out more about ice including what it is and the dangers of abuse.

Ketamine can cause hallucinations and can affect the body’s senses.

Ketamine

Ketamine is a drug used by doctors and vets, however it can be used illegally to get high. Find out more about ketamine effects and the danger of long

LSD is a hallucinogen that alters the users’ perception of reality

LSD

LSD is a hallucinogenic drug that can change the user’s perception of reality. Here’s how LSD works, its physical effects and the health risks of LSD

Marijuana is a widely used drug.

Marijuana

Marijuana (cannabis) is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs in Australia. You can find out more about marijuana and how it impacts users here.

MDMA is also called ecstasy.

MDMA (ecstasy)

MDMA (ecstasy) is an illicit drug which can give a euphoric rush, but which has dangerous side effects. Learn about its physical effects and risks pos

Speed can lead to sleep deprivation

Speed

Speed is a drug that can become addictive and lead to health, social and financial problems. Find out about its effects and associated risks.

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Drug Prevention & Alcohol Facts - DrugInfo

Fact sheet explaining different types of drug use and reasons for using - effects, availability, price and purity.

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Drug Prevention & Alcohol Facts - DrugInfo

Seminar on families in which parents are seeking alcohol and other drug treatment. See some of the presentations and listen to the audio.

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Alcohol - Drug Prevention & Alcohol Facts - DrugInfo

Information about alcohol, its effects and where to get help for a problem.

Read more on Alcohol and Drug Foundation website

Alcohol and drugs in the workplace - Drug Prevention & Alcohol Facts - DrugInfo

What should you do if you think someone you work with has a problem with alcohol or other drugs?

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Treatment - Drug Prevention & Alcohol Facts - DrugInfo

Answers to common questions about getting treatment for an alcohol or other drug problem.

Read more on Alcohol and Drug Foundation website

What is alcohol and drug prevention? - Drug Prevention & Alcohol Facts - DrugInfo

There are different types of alcohol and other drug prevention programs. Understanding each type can help you set clear aims for your next community project.

Read more on Alcohol and Drug Foundation website

Alcohol and drugs

Drugs and alcohol change the balance of chemicals that help your brain to think, feel, create and make decisions. The drugs and alcohol you use can affect you both now and in the future. Changing drug and alcohol habits can take time, but with support and perseverance you will notice positive changes in your mental and physical wellbeing.

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VACCHO booklet 2014 - Drug Prevention & Alcohol Facts - DrugInfo

Booklet and pamphlets developed for health professionals and community members as an educational and informational resource for the Victorian Aboriginal community.

Read more on Alcohol and Drug Foundation website

Women and Newborn Drug and Alcohol Service (WANDAS)

The Women and Newborn Drug and Alcohol Service (WANDAS) cares for pregnant women experiencing drug and alcohol issues.

Read more on WA Health website

Drug Prevention & Alcohol Facts - DrugInfo

Booklet for parents. It's never too early to start talking about alcohol and other drugs with your child.

Read more on Alcohol and Drug Foundation website

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