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Domestic violence and abusive relationships

Domestic violence (or family violence) is when someone uses violence to maintain power over someone they’re close to. Learn about signs, effects and what you can do if you're in an abusive relationship.

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Drugs and alcohol

Learn more about alcohol and a range of drugs including marijuana, ice (crystal meth) and MDMA (ecstasy).

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Emotional abuse

Emotional abuse includes verbal abuse, threats, restricting freedom and financial deprivation. It can have serious effects on adults and children.

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Child abuse

Child abuse is any behaviour that harms or could harm a child or young person, either physically or emotionally. Read how to recognise the signs and report it.

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Substance abuse

Substance use disorders involve using too much alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, and are also known as substance abuse, substance dependence or addictions.

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Drug abuse

Drug abuse can affect health, relationships, job and education. Learn about Australia’s drug laws, drug addiction and where to get help.

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Sexual abuse

Sexual abuse from someone you know is confusing and destroys trust. It can refer to a broad range of sexual behaviours and can make you feel uncomfortable or threatened. It is not your fault.

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Sexual assault and abuse helplines

Even if you don't report sexual assault, rape or sexual abuse to police, there are organisations located in every state which can provide support.

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Ice (crystal meth)

Ice, also known as crystal meth, is a very addictive illegal drug. Find out more about ice including what it is and the dangers of abuse.

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Heroin

Heroin is a highly addictive drug with many serious side effects. Find out more about heroin's effects and the dangers of long term abuse and addiction.

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