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.
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.
Parties are about having a good time. However, party drugs can impact your mental and physical wellbeing, and many are illegal.
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.
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.
Quitting an addiction doesn't happen overnight - it is a gradual process and may take a few attempts. Rehabilitation will be easier with support to help you deal with withdrawal symptoms and set goals for the future.
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.