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Effects of drugs & alcohol

What is a drug?

There are many definitions out there of what a drug is, simply drugs are substances that change a person’s physical or mental state.

The term 'drug' includes legal and illegal substances such as alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, heroin, kava, amphetamines, anabolic steroids, cannabis (marijuana), psychoactive pharmaceuticals and inhalants.

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Need help?

Effects of drugs & alcohol

Whether you are having issues with alcohol or other drugs, are concerned about someone else's alcohol or other drug use, or just have general questions about alcohol or other drugs, you can call ADIS any time of the day or week for support, information, counselling and referral to services in NSW

24 hour support line

1800 422 599

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Aboriginal media & resources

Your Room Poster

This poster promotes the Your Room website, the place for drug and alcohol information. Display this poster at community events or in public areas.


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Your Room and Get Healthy Service Postcard

​This postcard promotes the Your Room website, the place for drug and alcohol information and the Get Healthy Service, which offers free personal telephone coaching to reduce alcohol intake. Distribute these postcards to anyone looking for alcohol and other drug information and support. 

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Additional support

Cultural specific services and appropriate service delivery is vital in regards to treatment options for Aboriginal people and communities.

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