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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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ADF - Drug Facts - Steroids

Steroids are drugs that help the growth & repair of muscle tissue. They are synthetic hormones that imitate male sex hormones, specifically testosterone.

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Alcohol - ADF - Alcohol & Drug Foundation

Alcohol is a depressant drug, which means it slows down the messages travelling between the brain and the body. Booze, grog, piss, liquor, charge, nip.

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ADF - Drug Facts - Aspirin

Aspirin can be used to treat: Mild to moderate pain; Fever; Swollen, red and tender body; tissues; Rheumatoid arthritis; Rheumatic fever

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ADF - Drug Facts - Paracetamol

Paracetamol is a pharmaceutical drug, which is use to treat a number of conditions: Mild pain, Fever, and with other drugs for Strong pain, Colds and flu.

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ADF - Drug Facts - Amphetamines

Amphetamines are stimulant drugs, which means they speed up the messages travelling between the brain and the body.

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ADF - Drug Facts - Cannabis, Weed, Marijuana

Cannabis is a depressant drug, which means it slows down messages travelling between your brain and body. The main active chemical in cannabis is THC

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ADF - Insights - An overdose happens when a toxic amount of a drug or a combination of drugs causes a severe adverse reaction.

Many people think this is the result of consuming too much of a drug. This is often the case. Combining drugs, and alcohol increases chances of overdosing..

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ADF - Drug Facts - Performance & image enhancing drugs

Performance & image enhancing drugs are taken by people with the intention of improving their physical appearance & to enhance their sporting performance.

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Safe partying tips for school leavers - ADF - Alcohol & Drug Foundation

You can discuss some of the tips below for staying safe and having a good time during the celebrations with them.

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ADF - Drug Facts - Heroin

Heroin is a depressant drug, which means it slows down the messages travelling between your brain and body. Heroin is an opiate: from the opium poppy.

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