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Accidental overdose of medicine

Accidental overdose of medicine is very dangerous, but preventable. Here's how to avoid the risk of overdose, and the medicines that need special care.

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Drug abuse

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

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Paracetamol poisoning has increased in Australia – here’s how to take it safely

Paracetamol is the most commonly used drug in Australia, but it's also the reason for most calls to poisons information hotlines.

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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.

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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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Heroin

Heroin is an illegal, addictive drug with many side effects. Find out more about the dangers of long-term heroin use, addiction and rehabilitation.

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Paracetamol

You can take paracetamol for mild to moderate pain. Find out when to take paracetamol, its side effects and what to do if you take too much.

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Party drugs

Some people use drugs at parties to experience a ‘high’. But party drugs can impact your mental and physical wellbeing, and many are illegal.

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After-hours health services

Medical needs after hours don’t always require a visit to the emergency department. After hours GPs, pharmacists, dentists or counsellors can help.

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Collapsing

Collapsing has a range of causes, often occurring because of fainting. Find out about the causes of collapse and what to do if someone collapses.

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