Addictions

Amphetamines (speed): what are the effects?

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

Heroin: withdrawal and treatment

What is heroin? Heroin is made from the opium poppy. It is one of a group of drugs known as

Alcohol: are you drinking too much?

Guidelines for low-risk drinking Introduction Alcohol is the most widely used legal drug in Australian society. It is so widely

Cannabis smoking could lead to leg amputation

A 26-year-old man who smoked a gram of cannabis a day has become the first Australian to be diagnosed with Cannabis

9 Reasons not to try nanging

“Nanging” is the inhalation of nitrous oxide (N2O) from the bulbs or cartridges used to whip up cream. 9 reasons

7 Worrying facts about ice use in Australia

A national survey of 1053 Australians asked about their knowledge and attitudes towards ice (crystalline methamphetamine) and other illicit drugs.

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