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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.

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 DrugInfo website is the flagship information resource providing a central point for anyone seeking alcohol and other drug information. DrugInfo 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.

DrugInfo 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 DrugInfo 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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What is kava?

Kava is a depressant drug, which means it slows down the messages travelling between the brain and the body. Kava is made from the root or stump of the kava (Piper methysticum) shrub.

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GHB - ADF - Alcohol & Drug Foundation

GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) is a depressant drug that slows down the messages travelling between the brain and body. GHB is usually swallowed.

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Caffeine - ADF - Alcohol & Drug Foundation

Caffeine is found in the seeds, nuts and leaves of plants, including: Coffea Arabica; Camelia sinensis; Cola acuminate; Theobroma cacao; Paulinia cupana.

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What is cocaine?

Cocaine is a stimulant drug, which means that it speeds up the messages travelling between the brain and the rest of the body.

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Medications and driving - ADF - Alcohol & Drug Foundation

Some medicines can have a serious impact on your ability to drive safely. They may even be the cause of a significant number of road deaths.

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Codeine - ADF - Alcohol & Drug Foundation

Codeine is a prescription drug, and is part of a group of drugs known as opioids. Opioids are depressant drugs... Click Here For More Information

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Cognitive Enhancers - ADF - Alcohol & Drug Foundation

Nootropics are drugs that some people use in an attempt to improve memory, increase mental alertness, concentration, boost energy levels and wakefulness.

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LSD - ADF - Alcohol & Drug Foundation

LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) is a synthetic chemical, made from a substance found in ergot, which is a fungus that infects rye.

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Hallucinogens - ADF - Alcohol & Drug Foundation

Hallucinogens (also known as psychedelics) can make a person see, hear, smell, feel or taste things that are different from how they are in reality.

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Cannabis - ADF - Alcohol & Drug Foundation

Cannabis is a depressant drug, which means it slows down messages travelling between your brain and body. Click Here For Info

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