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

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​Ketamine is a short-acting general anaesthetic for human and veterinary use.

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