Drugs and alcohol
Learn more about alcohol and a range of drugs including marijuana, ice (crystal meth) and MDMA (ecstasy).
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.
Excessive alcohol consumption is a major cause of road and other accidents, violence, crime, liver injury and brain damage. Here is some statistics.
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.
While there are no cures for a hangover, here are tips for avoiding one and for easing the symptoms if you have them.
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.
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.
Alcohol is so much an accepted part of Australia's social culture that many people are not aware of the dangers of binge drinking.
Parties are about having a good time. However, party drugs can impact your mental and physical wellbeing, and many are illegal.