Video: Ice addiction – Jack’s story

Jack Nagel Video transcript 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

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

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