Drug and Alcohol Information
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A database of evidence-based alcohol and drug education resources.
By default results that have the highest evidence rating, and are Australia-based, are displayed first.
Alcohol is the most commonly used drug in Australia. Learn about the effects and risks associated with drinking alcohol.
Get accurate, up-to-date information about Benzodiazepine medications, including risks, effects and appropriate use.
How much caffeine is safe? Learn about the immediate and long-term risks of heavy caffeine and energy drink consumption.
Cannabis can affect the body and mind. Learn about the different immediate and long-term effects of using cannabis.
Accurate, up-to-date information about cocaine, including its effects and associated risks in the short and long term.
Accurate, up-to-date, evidence-based information about E-cigarettes and vaping.
Many ‘new’ drugs have arrived on the market. Learn about New and Emerging Drugs, or "legal highs", and their effects.
Although little is known about the long-term effects of GHB, learn about the immediate risks and effects of consumption.
Heard a term/drug name & not sure what it means?
Get accurate and up-to-date information about hallucinogens, including the variable risks and effects of consumption.
Heroin is a highly addictive opiate. Learn about the short and long term effects and risks associated with its use.
Learn about the effects and risks of inhalants: substances that are sniffed or breathed in through the nose or mouth.
Accurate, up-to-date, evidence-based information about Ketamine: What it is, its associated risks, effects and dangers.
Information about what medicinal cannabis is and what the evidence says about its use for specific medical conditions.
Heard about Ice but not sure what it is? Get the facts on Ice and other forms of methamphetamine & their effects.
Learn about the varied short and long-term effects of taking MDMA/Ecstasy, and the risks involved with its consumption.
Get accurate, up-to-date information about Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs, including risks and effects.
Learn about the effects & risks of polydrug use: Mixing drugs or taking one drug when under the influence of another.
A factsheet on Shisha developed for young people available in English and Arabic.
Facts about synthetic cannabinoids
Accurate up-to-date information about tobacco and smoking, including the risks and effects of use and addiction.
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.
Guide to evidence-based drug and alcohol education.
School-based program to increase personality-specific coping skills in high-risk teenagers.
For school staff, parents and others interested in understanding the effect of drugs on developing brain.
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