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Cocaine

Cocaine, or 'Coke' as it is commonly known, is a highly addictive drug associated with health issues and other problems. Learn more about its physical effects and the risks associated to cocaine use.

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Aortic dissection

Aortic dissection is a rare but serious condition where there is a tear in the innermost wall of the aorta — the largest artery in the body.

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Party drugs

Parties are about having a good time. However, party drugs can impact your mental and physical wellbeing, and many are illegal.

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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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Ketamine

Ketamine is a drug used by doctors and vets, however it can be used illegally to get high. Find out more about ketamine effects and the danger of long term abuse.

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Teeth grinding

Teeth grinding (bruxsim) is a fairly common behaviour. There are ways to protect your teeth from damage, and the condition is treatable.

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Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis happens when muscle tissue is destroyed and their contents released into the bloodstream. Find out more about its symptoms and treatments.

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Urine tests

Urine tests can be used to diagnose conditions, such as pregnancy, infections, diseases such as diabetes or STIs and monitor drug use.

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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.

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Causes of psychosis

While no one knows exactly what causes psychosis, it could be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Drug abuse can also be a trigger.

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