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?

Drug and alcohol statistics

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

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.

Alcohol, tobacco and young people

Find information about the law relating to alcohol, tobacco and young people.

Polydrug use

What does polydrug use mean and what are the dangers?

Mental health

Find information about drugs and alcohol and mental health.

Discrimination against drug users

Find information about discrimation against drug users in society and the law.

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