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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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Heroin and mental health

Heroin users are likely to develop mental health problems. Heroin is highly addictive, but there are many treatment options available for heroin users trying to kick the habit.

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Better access to an overdose-reversing medication could save lives

A nasal spray has been added to the PBS, meaning many Australians could be saved from overdosing on prescription and illicit opioids.

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Prescription addiction can happen to anyone

Prescription medicines are responsible for more than 2 in 3 accidental drug-related deaths. Here's what you need to know about prescription addiction.

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Endone side effects and addiction

Endone has many possible side effects and some can indicate serious complications. Learn to recognise symptoms and what to do in the case of an Endone overdose.

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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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Endone

Endone is used to relieve moderate or severe pain, such as after surgery or an injury. It's safe to take it under the direction of a doctor. Here’s how to take it and possible side effects.

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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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Ketamine and mental health

Ketamine is a medicine that is used illegally for its hallucinogenic effect. Regular users can develop serious mental health issues such as depression and psychosis.

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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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