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Information about legal and illicit drugs

A to Z of Drugs

An alphabetical listing of common drugs and their street names.

Covering a wide range of substances, the page provides a concise and informative summary of each drug, including its uses, effects, risks, and legal status.

From commonly known drugs to lesser-known substances, access valuable information to enhance understanding of different drugs and make informed decisions regarding your health and well-being.

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Information about legal and illicit drugs

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What are drugs?

What are drugs and what are their effects on people who use them?

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Drug and alcohol statistics

Find the latest research and statistics relating to the use of alcohol and other drugs among Australians.

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Drugs and the law

Find out about the law in New South Wales relating to drugs, including possession, use and supply, manufacturing, importing and exporting.

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Drug related issues

Information about drug use and safety, pregnancy and babies, and drugs in sport.  

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Mental health

Find information about drugs and alcohol and mental health.

Quick Guide to Drugs and Alcohol

This book is intended for anyone who is interested in finding accurate information about drugs and alcohol.

It is not a medical or scientific book, it is set out in easy to read sections so that you can find the information that you require quickly, and read as much or as little as you like.

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Getting help

Where to find information about support and treatment services in NSW.

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