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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.

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Drug abuse

Drug abuse can affect health, relationships, job and education. Learn about Australia’s drug laws, drug addiction and where to get help.

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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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Heroin

Heroin is a highly addictive drug with many serious side effects. Find out more about heroin's effects and the dangers of long term abuse and addiction.

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What is addiction?

This article describes the types, causes and signs of addiction, and where to get help.

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Overcoming addiction

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.

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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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Helping someone with ice addiction

Whilst there are many services available to help someone who is addicted to ice, they must be ready and willing to seek help. As a carer, it is also important that you look after your own wellbeing whilst supporting someone else.

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Speed

Speed is a drug that can become addictive and lead to health, social and financial problems. Find out about its effects and associated risks.

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Heroin and mental health

Heroin users are likely to develop mental health problems. Heroin is highly addictive, but there are many treatment options available for heroin users trying to kick the habit.

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Gambling addiction

People with a gambling addiction will continue to gamble even if it means risking their financial security, relationships or home, but help is available.

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