Medicinal cannabis (medical marijuana) is highly regulated in Australia. Learn how it might be used to help relieve the symptoms of certain medical conditions.
Marijuana (cannabis) is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs in Australia. You can find out more about marijuana and how it impacts users here.
Living with depression
Research shows that talking can help people recover from depression and cope better with stress. Find out about how to manage depression.
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.
Substance use disorders involve using too much alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, and are also known as substance abuse, substance dependence or addictions.
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.
Causes of anxiety
There are many causes of anxiety such as a family history, ongoing stressful occasions, physical health issues, substance abuse or your personality type.
Drug abuse can affect health, relationships, job and education. Learn about Australia’s drug laws, drug addiction and where to get help.