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.
Emotional abuse includes verbal abuse, threats, restricting freedom and financial deprivation. It can have serious effects on adults and children.
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.
Substance use disorders involve using too much alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, and are also known as substance abuse, substance dependence or addictions.
Drug abuse can affect health, relationships, job and education. Learn about Australia’s drug laws, drug addiction and where to get help.
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.
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.
Domestic violence against men
Domestic violence against men can include physical violence, bullying, emotional abuse and social isolation. Find out how to break the cycle of abuse and where to get help.
Drugs, alcohol and mental health
People from all walks of life take and abuse drugs. Research has revealed that around half of all people with a mental illness also have a substance abuse problem.
Bullying and harassment
It comes in many forms – such as verbal, physical or online abuse – and bullying can leave the target feeling weak, helpless and even responsible.