Hangovers: how your body is affected

A hangover is the unpleasant consequence of having overindulged or had ‘one too many’ alcoholic drinks. Symptoms usually appear several

Cocaine: what are the effects?

Effects vary from person to person. They will depend on the size, weight and health of the person taking cocaine,

Quitting smoking

An increasing number of people are giving up smoking and feeling the benefits. A number of studies have shown that

Smoking risks more than you think

Graphic health warnings need an update. Medical Journal of Australia surveyed 1800 Australians: 8 out of 10 knew smoking causes lung cancer and

Heavy drinking a risk factor for dementia

Dementia isn’t a disease in itself – rather, it refers to symptoms of a number of brain-related illnesses. Among these

Animation: effects of smoking

While most people know that smoking cigarettes damages their health, you may not realise just how far reaching the damaging

Alcohol: how much is too much?

Studies that have reported that moderate consumption of alcohol may have health benefits for some people are now being questioned,

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

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