Drug and Alcohol Information Resources
Illegal drugs, and the misuse of legal drugs, can effect an individual, their families and friends and the community in a number of ways.
If you are concerned about your own or another person’s drug use we encourage you to seek professional help and assistance.
There are always risks associated with drug use. No use at all is the safest option.
Check out the Drug Information section of our website for information about drugs, their effects and where to turn to for support.
If you suspect an overdose call triple zero (000) immediately.
In an emergency or crisis situation always call triple zero (000) for police, fire and ambulance and follow instructions.
- Visit the Your Room website for more information about the different kinds of drugs and their effects, including an A to Z of drugs
- Visit the Drug Info website for facts and resources about drugs and alcohol
- Visit the Drug Information at your library website for information about drugs, alcohol and the law for the community of New South Wales
- Visit ReachOut’s All about drugs page for information about why people use drugs, classifications of drugs and links to support
- Visit our Get Help page for the details of different support services available
Research and trends
- Visit UNSW’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) website for current research and resources related to drugs and alcohol
- Visit the University of Sydney’s Matilda Centre website for research in mental health and substance use
- View the National Drug Strategy Household Survey detailed report 2016 for statistics and information about alcohol and other drug use in Australia
- View the Australian secondary school students alcohol and drug (ASSAD) survey 2017 for statistics and trends about substance use by 12 -17 year olds in Australia
Can’t find what you are looking for or need more information?
Please contact the Youth Solutions team on 02 4628 2319 or visit our contact page for further details on how to get in touch.
Other information sources
Drug information for parents, carers and teachers
- Cracks In The Ice – Australian Government and University of Sydney (methamphetamine-specific)
- Information for parents – Australian Drug Foundation
- NSW Public Schools Drug Education – NSW Government
- Parents and carers – beyondblue
- Positive Choices – Australian Government and University of Sydney
- ReachOut Parents – ReachOut
- The Facts About Drugs – Australian Drug Foundation
- Drink Spiking – Australian Drug Foundation
Drug use and mental health
- Alcohol, Drugs and Your Mental Health– beyondblue
- Drug Use and Mental Illness Guides – Sane Australia
- Family Drug Support – Family Drug Support
- Friends and Family – headspace
- Parent Line – NSW Government and CatholicCare
- Resourcing Parents – NSW Government
- iCanQuit – NSW Government and Cancer Institute NSW
- NSW Health Tobacco Strategy – NSW Government
- ShishaNoThanks – NSW Government and Cancer Institute NSW
- Smoking and Tobacco – Cancer Council
- Quitline (13 7848) – NSW Government and Cancer Institute NSW
- Quit Now – Australian Government
Tools for professionals
- Resources – Dovetail (Queensland Health)
- Toolkits – Insight (Queensland Health)
- Worksheets and Tools – SMART Recovery Australia
- YouthAOD Toolbox – The Centre for YouthAOD Practice Development & YSAS
Underage drinking – secondary supply
- Alcohol Laws in Australia – Australian Government
- Secondary Supply – Alcohol and Drug Foundation
- Young People and Alcohol – NSW Police
Young people and driving
- Drink Driving – DrinkWise
Young people and the law
- Law stuff – Lawstuff
- Legal Aid NSW – NSW Government
- The Shopfront Youth Legal Centre – The Shopfront Youth Legal Centre
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