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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.

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Feeling better without medication - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Research concludes that strong painkillers and medication often used to treat stress, anxiety and insomnia, generally shouldnt be used for very long.

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Betel Nut - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Betel nut is the seed of the fruit of the areca palm. It is also known as areca nut. The common names, preparations and specific ingredients vary by cultural group and individuals who use it.

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Optimistic still, with a long way to go - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

We've reported in the past about the downward trend of alcohol consumption by young people. However research points to the work that remains to be done to lessen alcohol related harm among Australias youth.

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Alcohol and other drugs in regional and remote areas - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

A recent study has confirmed that alcohol consumption is significantly higher in regional and remote areas of Australia when compared to major cities.

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Research: ketamine treatment for depression - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Ongoing research has some mental health practitioners, and depression sufferers, very excited about ketamines potential to address treatment-resistant depression; but the recent cancellation of a trial also raises some red flags about who it will work for, and how it should be administered.

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PMA and PMMA - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Paramethoxyamphetamine (PMA) and paramethoxymethamphetamine (PMMA) are stimulants with psychedeliceffects similar to MDMA, which is the main ingredient in ecstasy.1 In fact most people who take PMA or PMMA think they are taking ecstasy.

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Empowering communities - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Communities can be empowered to control availability and advocate for better education.

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Nutrition and substance misuse - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Alcohol and other drug use impacts the human body in many ways. One of the most significant of these is the influence they can have on our desire for food, and the resulting negative impacts that this can have on a persons overall health status.

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Naloxone - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Naloxone hydrochloride (brand names Prenoxad, Nyxoid) is a drug that can temporarily reverse opioid overdose.

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Staying safe on Schoolies - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

As we head toward the end of the year, Schoolies celebrations are in full swing and will continue into December. Knowing about the risks associated with consuming alcohol and drugs can help you make the best decisions for yourself and take care of your friends.

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