Different drugs have different effects on people. For instance, alcohol acts as a depressant while caffeine acts as a stimulant. There are lots of different reasons why this happens and talking to someone or researching on our website can help to start working this out. To find out about some of the effects of a particular drug go to the A –Z of drugs on this website.
ADIS clinicians can talk to you about a wide range of drug and alcohol issues. They can provide quality information about a broad range of drugs, such as alcohol, heroin, ice, cannabis and misusing prescription medications.
You can talk confidentially about what their effects are, what your concerns are about your use, and what are the signs of intoxication, dependence and withdrawal.
You can speak to an ADIS clinician about finding a suitable treatment service in your area. Treatment services can include individual counselling, groups, detoxification and/or rehabilitation.
You can call ADIS 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 9361 8000 (Sydney) or free call 1800 422 599 (NSW regional and rural areas).