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Drug information

Find the alcohol and other drug information you need − browse by drug, by topic or by audience.

Drug facts

Get an overview of drug use in Australia, or get the facts on individual drugs: what they look like, their slang names, short and long-term effects, and how to get help.


Find out more about some of the key issues involving alcohol and other drugs, including Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse communities, binge drinking and statistics.

Information for…

Find information prepared for specific audiences, including parents, young people and sporting clubs.


ADF SEARCH includes content from a range of collections and sources, including full text journals and online databases. Most material is free to browse. For access to other full text material, join the ADF for a logon and password.

Free handouts and online resources

Find free and online resources, such as pamphlets and fact sheets, that are perfect to handout to clients or for education and awareness raising.

Glossary of drug terms

While you're reading about alcohol and other drugs, you're likely to come across some terms you haven't seen before. For definitions and explanations of preferred terms:


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Web search (ADIN)

The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) is Australia’s leading alcohol and drug search directory of trusted websites that include alcohol and other drug information. Every website in the ADIN directory has been through a formal quality review process to give you the best search results.


Last updated: 27 April 2016

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