Drugs are substances, other than food or water, that alter the way the body functions, physically or mentally. Most are used to treat medical conditions and are prescribed by a doctor, but some are illegal. Drugs can be dangerous. Find help to reduce your drug use or support someone close to you.
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National Drug Strategy
The National Drug Strategy aims to reduce and prevent harm caused by drugs. Six sub-strategies focus on specific issues such as alcohol, ice, tobacco, and workforce development.
Did you know?
Australians over the age of 14 have used illicit drugs in their lifetime
The top 4
illegal drugs used are cannabis, ecstasy, cocaine and hallucinogens
1 in 2
Australians think ice (methamphetamines) is the most serious drug of concern
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2019