Addictions

Why alcohol is not a good coping strategy during COVID-19

Have alcohol sales gone up? Well, as most of you know, alcohol sales have gone through the roof during the

What is the best way to quit smoking?

Using more than one form of nicotine replacement therapy made it easier for smokers to quit, and ‘pre-loading’ patches or

Heavy drinking changes DNA

Alcohol abuse is a worldwide problem affecting more than 75 million people each year, with more than three million people

Standard drinks

An Australian standard drink contains 10 grams of alcohol (12.5 ml of pure alcohol). By counting standard drinks you can

Smoking but a distant memory

Quitting smoking is challenging for many. Cigarettes are highly addictive and smoking becomes an engrained habit all too quickly. Learning

Is a coffee habit coded in your genes?

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world – in part for the stimulant effect of

Video: Ice addiction – Jack’s story

Video transcript Jack Nagel When I first tried ice at 18, I was in a stereotypical stage of my life,

Moderate alcohol consumption reduces brain function

Alcohol use is common and while the negative effects associated with ‘binge’ drinking are well documented, there is mixed evidence

Benzodiazepines: what are the effects?

The effects of any drug (including benzodiazepines) vary from person to person. How benzodiazepines affect a person depends on many

Pregnancy, alcohol and other drugs

Pregnancy is a time of great change. If you are pregnant, or thinking about having a baby, it is important

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