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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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Cannabis - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Cannabis is classified as a cannabinoid drug It primarily contains the psychoactive cannabinoid THC (delta9 tetrahydrocannabinol) and the non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD)

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Stigma and people who use drugs - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Experiencing stigma can have a significant negative impact on a persons quality of life.It can affect their self-esteem and mental health, their relationships with others and the support services and resources they can access.

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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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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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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 well start with explaining some terms.

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ADFs eLibrary - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

The Alcohol and Drug Foundations 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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What is dual diagnosis? - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe when a person is experiencing both mental health problems and substance misuse.

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Opioids - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Opioids include any drug that acts on opioid receptors in the brain, and any natural or synthetic drugs that are derived from or related to the opium poppy.

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Trust us, we are responsible - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

It is time to stop trusting the Alcohol Industry to self-regulate. Instead we should call for an end to self-regulation and ensure our children are not educated by the alcohol industry.

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