Substance use disorders involve using too much alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, and are also known as substance abuse, substance dependence or addictions.
What is addiction?
This article describes the types, causes and signs of addiction, and where to get help.
Drug abuse can affect health, relationships, job and education. Learn about Australia’s drug laws, drug addiction and where to get help.
Parties are about having a good time. However, party drugs can impact your mental and physical wellbeing, and many are illegal.
Helping someone with ice addiction
There are many services available to people who are addicted to ice. As a carer, it's also important that you look after your own wellbeing while supporting someone else.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cocaine and mental health
Cocaine is a highly addictive drug which can have an adverse affect on the mental health of the user. Long-term use can cause depression, sleep disorder and aggressive behaviour.