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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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Legalising cannabis in Canada - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Canada’s recent decision to legalise the recreational use of cannabis for adults has gained significant international attention, both positive and negative.

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Drug Facts - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Easy to find information about categories, the effects of drugs and specific drugs. Includes description, short and long-term alcohol and drug effects and measures to reduce harms.

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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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Kava and anxiety - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Anxiety disorders are becoming ever more common in modern society, and the consequences while often difficult to manage for individual sufferers, also represent a significant burden on healthcare systems.

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Alcohol related thiamine deficiency - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Wernicke –Korsakoff’s syndrome is a form of serious brain injury resulting from a lack of thiamine that most commonly occurs in alcohol-dependent people

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Women and the use of alcohol and other drugs - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to reflect on many aspects of women’s lives, including health and wellbeing.

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LSD - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

LSD belongs to a group of drugs known a psychedelics. When small doses are taken, it can produce mild changes in perception, mood and thought. When larger doses are taken, it may produce visual hallucinations and distortions of space and time.

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Mephedrone - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone) is a stimulant drug, which means it speeds up the messages travelling between the brain and body.

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GHB - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) is a depressant, which means it slows down the messages travelling between the brain and the body.

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Indigenous resources - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

With state governments and Aboriginal community controlled health organisations, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation has developed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educational and information resources, including your community and: alcohol, ecstasy, hallucinogens, heroin, ice and speed, prescription drugs, synthetic drugs, tobacco, yarndi (cannabis).

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