Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Search results for: "Amphetamines"

Speed

Speed is a drug that can become addictive and lead to health, social and financial problems. Find out about its effects and associated risks.

Read more

Party drugs

Some people use drugs at parties to experience a ‘high’. But party drugs can impact your mental and physical wellbeing, and many are illegal.

Read more

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 its use.

Read more

MDMA (ecstasy)

MDMA (ecstasy) is an illicit drug which can give a euphoric rush, but which has dangerous side effects. Learn about the risks posed by MDMA use.

Read more

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis is when muscle tissue breaks down causing a chemical release. It can be life-threatening. Read on for causes, symptoms and treatment.

Read more

Drugs in sport

Using drugs to give your performance an edge can also affect your health. Learn more about what damage drugs can do to your health.

Read more

Urine tests

Urine tests are used for many different reasons. They can diagnose conditions, such as pregnancy, infections, diseases and screen for drug use.

Read more

Heart palpitations

If you become suddenly aware of your heartbeat, especially if it's faster or harder, you could be having palpitations. Learn how to spot the signs and the causes of heart palpitations.

Read more

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental-health condition in which people experience periods of depression and mania. Learn about its symptoms and treatment.

Read more

Paranoia

Many people, at times, feel paranoid. Paranoia is a state of mind in which a person believes that others are trying to harm them. Read more for paranoia causes and treatment.

Read more

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Queensland Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Victorian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo

Healthdirect Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners and to Elders both past and present.