Speed and mental health
Speed can increase your confidence and energy, but high doses and long-term use can cause mental health problems similar to paranoid schizophrenia.
Excessive alcohol consumption is a major cause of road and other accidents, violence, crime, liver injury and brain damage.
ON TRACK with The Right Mix
DVA’s ON TRACK with The Right Mix is a free app to help current and former defence force members track drinking and spending and their impact on wellbeing.
Inhalants are chemical substances that release fumes or vapours. Some people inhale these fumes to feel high. There is no safe level of inhalant use.
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.
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.
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.
Addiction withdrawal symptoms
For someone recovering from a physical or psychological addiction, they may have withdrawal symptoms when they try to quit. Withdrawal symptoms are different for different people and can be mild or severe.
Alcohol is so much an accepted part of Australia's social culture that many people are not aware of the dangers of binge drinking.
Is alcohol ever good for you?
Alcohol, according to a recent study, is the most harmful drug in Australia. But can alcohol (wine, in particular) be healthy? Find out here, and get tips on reducing your drinking.