Addictions

Video: Hangovers – is beer before wine better?

If you think a binge drinking session is less toxic if you change the order of your drinks – you’d

Benzodiazepines: what are they?

Benzodiazepines (pronounced ben-zoh-die-az-a-pins) are depressant drugs. This means that they slow down the activity of the central nervous system and

Amphetamines: what are they?

Amphetamines belong to a group of drugs called stimulants. Amphetamines speed up the messages going between the brain and the

Amphetamines (speed): tolerance and dependence

There is evidence that after prolonged use, amphetamines can become highly addictive. People who use amphetamines regularly can develop dependence

Cocaine use linked to permanent heart damage

Cocaine use could cause permanent damage to the heart, with persistent high blood pressure and blood vessel stiffness among users

Inhalants: tolerance, dependence and treatment

What are inhalants? Inhalants are a range of products that produce vapours which, when inhaled, may cause the person to

Inhalants: what are the effects?

Effects of inhalants The effects of any drug (including inhalants) vary from person to person. How inhalants affect a person

Ecstasy use in Australia, a world high

The world’s first comprehensive report on global addictions has revealed that Australia is one of the top users of ecstasy

Ecstasy: what is it?

What is ecstasy? Ecstasy is a street name for the drug methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). It is a type of stimulant that

Ecstasy: preventing and reducing harms

Ecstasy is commonly taken at dance or “rave” parties and nightclubs. In these environments, people taking ecstasy may be more

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