Drugs A To Z

Drugs A To Z (Parent view)

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Below you will find a list of useful drug education resources. You can filter these according to your needs using the filters on the left hand side. See Getting Started for more information about how to use this site.

By default results that have the highest evidence base rating, and are Australia-based, are displayed first.

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Ecstasy pill

“Party Drugs”/MDMA/Ecstasy: Factsheet

Learn about the varied short and long-term effects of taking MDMA/Ecstasy, and the risks involved with its consumption.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Alcohol Factsheet

Alcohol: Factsheet

Alcohol is the most commonly used drug in Australia. Learn about the effects and risks associated with drinking.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Tags: booze, grog
Benzodiazepine medication

Benzodiazepines: Factsheet

Get accurate, up-to-date information about Benzodiazepine medications, including risks, effects and appropriate use.

Caffeine image

Caffeine & Energy Drinks: Factsheet

How much caffeine is safe? Learn about the immediate and long-term risks of heavy caffeine and energy drink consumption.

Year: Year 1–2, Year 3–4, Year 5–6, Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Cannabis plant

Cannabis: Factsheet

Cannabis can affect the body and mind. Learn about the different immediate and long-term effects of using cannabis.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Dangers of cocaine

Cocaine: Factsheet

Accurate, up-to-date information about cocaine, including its effects and associated risks in the short and long term.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Psychoactive Substances

Emerging Drugs: Factsheet

Many ‘new’ drugs have arrived on the market. Learn about New and Emerging Drugs, or "legal highs", and their effects.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
GHB

GHB: Factsheet

Although little is known about the long-term effects of GHB, learn about the immediate risks and effects of consumption.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Glossary definition

Glossary

Heard a term/drug name & not sure what it means?

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Hallucinogen

Hallucinogens: Factsheet

Get accurate and up-to-date information about hallucinogens, including the variable risks and effects of consumption.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
heroin

Heroin: Factsheet

Heroin is a highly addictive opiate. Learn about the short and long term effects and risks associated with its use.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Tags: opiates, smack
Inhalants

Inhalants: Factsheet

Learn about the effects and risks of inhalants: substances that are sniffed or breathed in through the nose or mouth.

Ketamine

Ketamine: Factsheet

Accurate, up-to-date, evidence-based information about Ketamine: What it is, its associated risks, effects and dangers.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine ("Ice"): Factsheet

Heard about Ice but not sure what it is? Get the facts on Ice and other forms of methamphetamine & their effects.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Polydrug Use

Polydrug Use: Factsheet

Learn about the effects & risks of polydrug use: Mixing drugs or taking one drug when under the influence of another.

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
tobacco

Tobacco: Factsheet

Accurate up-to-date information about tobacco and smoking, including the risks and effects of use and addiction.

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
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