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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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Marijuana (cannabis)

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.

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Drug abuse

Drug abuse can affect health, relationships, job and education. Learn about Australia’s drug laws, drug addiction and where to get help.

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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.

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What is addiction?

This article describes the types, causes and signs of addiction, and where to get help.

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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.

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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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How to help someone with a drug problem

This article will provide you with some information and advice on caring for someone with a drug problem.

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Kava

Kava is a drug made from the roots of a plant in the pepper family. It has traditionally been cultivated by Pacific Islanders for use as a ceremonial drink.

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Helping someone with ice addiction

Whilst there are many services available to help someone who is addicted to ice, they must be ready and willing to seek help. As a carer, it is also important that you look after your own wellbeing whilst supporting someone else.

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Drug and alcohol rehabilitation

Drug and alcohol rehabilitation helps people get off or reduce their use of drugs and alcohol. Learn more about rehab services and where to go for help.

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