Speed is a drug that can become addictive and lead to health, social and financial problems. Find out about its effects and associated risks.
Parties are about having a good time. However, party drugs can impact your mental and physical wellbeing, and many are illegal.
MDMA (ecstasy) is an illicit drug which can give a euphoric rush, but which has dangerous side effects. Learn about its physical effects and risks posed by MDMA use.
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.
Rhabdomyolysis happens when muscle tissue is destroyed and their contents released into the bloodstream. Find out more about its symptoms and treatments.
Drugs in sport
Using drugs to give you an edge in sports performance can also affect your health. Find out about what damage drugs can do to your health by reading our page.
Substance use disorders involve using too much alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, and are also known as substance abuse, substance dependence or addictions.
Psychosis, where you experience an altered sense of reality, is treatable, but its causes are a mystery to researchers.
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.
Drug abuse can affect health, relationships, job and education. Learn about Australia’s drug laws, drug addiction and where to get help.