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
The top 4
illegal drugs used are cannabis, ecstasy, cocaine and methamphetamines
4 in 10
Australians think ice (methamphetamines) is the most serious drug of concern
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2016: detailed findings