Alcohol and social problems

All areas of a person’s life can be affected by alcohol use. Disagreements and frustration over alcohol use can cause

Alcohol: drinking problems

The majority of people who drink alcohol do so at levels that are unlikely to cause problems. However, in Australia,

Blood alcohol concentration (BAC)

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Cannabis: withdrawal and treatment

Withdrawal If a dependent person stops taking cannabis, they may experience withdrawal symptoms because their body has to get used

Cannabis use

What is cannabis? Cannabis comes from the plant Cannabis sativa. The main active ingredient in cannabis is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (D9THC). It

Cannabis/marijuana: what are the effects?

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

Cannabis: tolerance and dependence

Tolerance and dependence There is evidence that after prolonged use cannabis is addictive. People who use cannabis regularly can develop

Cannabis: what is it?

What is cannabis? Cannabis is a drug that comes from Indian hemp plants such as Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica.

Video: Opioid overdose

Video transcript Opioids are morphine-like drugs used to treat pain. They include medications such as codeine, fentanyl and oxycodone and

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

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