Learn about drugs
Find out about drugs — what they are, how they can affect you and how to reduce your risk.
What are the effects of taking drugs?
Understand what happens in your body when you take drugs and how it can affect your health, your finances, your friends and your family.
How to reduce or quit drugs
Quitting drugs can be hard. It's important to get the right support and have a plan.
Drug laws in Australia
Find out which drugs are illegal in Australia and learn about Australia's drug laws.
Browse drugs for
What are the risks to your health and how to say 'no' to drugs. Learn what you can do as a parent or teacher.
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