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Alcohol and Drug Foundation

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation has more than 50 years’ worth of work reducing the harm from drugs in our community, particularly by creating a healthier drinking culture.

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation advocate for appropriate government policy reform, inform the community about alcohol and other issues, build healthier workplaces and change the drinking culture of Australia’s favourite pastime – sport. 

The ADF website is the flagship information resource providing a central point for anyone seeking alcohol and other drug information. The ADF website provides easy-to-understand resources for medical professionals, community workers, people who use drugs, friends and families of people who use drugs, and the general public.

The website provides non-judgemental evidence-based information about a wide variety of drugs, their effects and potential harms.

It also includes a specialist search service providing access to thousands of academic journals and an email alert service for people interested in staying up-to-date on issues related to preventing alcohol and other drug-related harm.

Available in full desktop and mobile versions, the ADF website features text-to-voice reader functionality to improve access to the site.

Anyone looking for alcohol and other drug information should consider DrugInfo as their first port of call for high quality information from local, national and international sources.

Information Line: 1300 85 85 84

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Last reviewed: October 2019

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Synthetic cathinones - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Synthetic cathinones is the name of a category of drugs related to the naturally occurring khat plant. They are stimulants, meaning that they speed up the messages between the brain and the body and have similar effects to amphetamines.

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What are ‘cannabis goggles’ and do they work? - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Over the years, beer goggles and cannabis goggles have been used as aides to drug education in schools, but is this form of drug education effective?

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ADF’s eLibrary - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s digital library offers free access to over 1 million resources including reports, e-books, full text journal articles and more. We sat down with our eLibrarian to learn more about the collection and how it can be accessed.

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Blood alcohol levels - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

The levels of alcohol in your bloodstream is referred to as blood alcohol concentration (BAC). BAC is what police test for in roadside alcohol breath tests.

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Cannabis legalisation: what model for regulation? - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

As the regulation of medicinal cannabis progresses here, people are asking if the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use will be far behind, and what are the implications? As with any debate about drugs, discussing cannabis regulation can be confusing, so we’ll start with explaining some terms.

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Methoxetamine - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Methoxetamine (MXE) is a dissociative drug, which means it causes people to feel separated or detached from their body or physical environment.

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Dissociatives - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Dissociatives are a class of psychedelic drug. This class of drug is characterised by distorted sensory perceptions and feelings of disconnection or detachment from the environment and self.

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Reducing the risks of drugs - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Avoiding drugs is the best way to make sure you create good memories. If you are going to take drugs be aware there is always a risk of harm

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Drug information directory - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Find information and resources on alcohol and other drugs, links to research, journals and more. Our formal website review process ensures accurate, reliable and up-to-date search results.

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Schoolies – some advice for parents - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Celebrate schoolies safely - tips for parents regarding their children's alcohol and drug use.

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