Developers

Australian Government with Vortilla Digital.

Summary

The Australian Government’s National Drugs Campaign app allows instant access to information on illicit drugs and services for youth and parents. 

The National Drugs Campaign app offers:

  • The ability to find support services near you
  • Instant access to illicit drug facts
  • Tips for parents
  • Tips for youth.

Evidence Base

Expert Review*:

This app provide comprehensive information about the effects (and long-term consequences) of MDMA/ecstasy, marijuana, methamphetamine (ice, speed), cocaine, GHB, heroin, ketamine, inhalants, alcohol and tobacco.In addiction to drug facts and common street names, the app provides information about possible motivations for drug use and tips for communicating with young people. The strength of this app is the accessibility of the information: it works well as a mobile app, putting a considerable amount of information at your fingertips. The links to support services are another strength. Given the volume of information, the app may be best suited to parents who want to equip themselves for an informed discussion with their children.

 *Review provided by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.