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How to help someone with a drug problem

Trusted information on how to help someone with a drug problem, help for you as the carer, plus how to tell if someone is using drugs.

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Party drugs

Parties are about having a good time. However, party drugs can impact your mental and physical wellbeing, and many are illegal.

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Prescription addiction can happen to anyone

Prescription medicines are responsible for more than 2 in 3 accidental drug-related deaths. Here's what you need to know about prescription addiction.

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Overcoming addiction

Information about overcoming addiction, including deciding to make a change, getting support, exploring treatment options and learning about healthy ways to cope with stress from leading Australian health organisations.

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Substance abuse and mental health

Alcohol and drug abuse is a major cause of mental illness, while people with a mental illness are also more prone to substance use disorders.

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Can medicines be addictive?

Some medicines can cause dependence and addiction. Learn which ones are associated with these risks and how to avoid dependence or addiction when taking them.

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Endone addiction

Endone is from the same family of drugs as heroin, and like heroin it can be addictive. Find out about difficulties related to cutting down or stopping Endone, and when to seek professional help.

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What is addiction?

Addiction is a physical or psychological need to do, take or use something, to the point where it could be harmful to you. This article describes the types, causes and signs of addiction, and where to get help.

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Drugs and alcohol

Learn more about drugs and alcohol including the health risks, dangers of addiction and long term abuse, treatment options and how to help people with a drug problem.

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Helping someone with ice addiction

Trusted information about helping someone with an ice addiction, including effects of ice, ice and psychosis and help for you as a carer from leading Australian health organisations.

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Gambling addiction

Trusted information about gambling addiction, signs of a problem, why people keep gambling and where to get help from Australian health organisations.

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