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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.

What are drugs?

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

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.

Drug related issues

Drugs, alcohol and the workplace

Find information about the impact of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

Drug use, pregnancy and babies

Find information about drug use and pregnancy, breastfeeding and the health of babies.

Drugs in sport

Find information about drugs, medications and prohibited substances in sport, including drug testing and doping control.

Drugs in schools

Find information about drugs in schools and the law, including teachers' powers in public and private schools.

Spotlight on...


Heroin is a drug manufactured from morphine, which is obtained from the opium poppy. 

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