addictions

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

Can therapy kick a caffeine habit?

A short session of counselling is effective in helping people cut down on their daily coffee intake. Caffeine has been

Do cigarettes increase the risk of psychosis?

Do cigarettes increase the risk of psychosis?

It’s been found that people with psychotic disorders (severe mental disorders including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder that cause abnormal thinking

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

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

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