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health topics: alcohol and other drugs





Drugs - get the facts   
Publisher Department of Health and Human Services
Description Information regarding types of drugs and what to do if your child is using them.
Date 2011
Languages English Greek Somali Turkish
Arabic Khmer Spanish Vietnamese
Traditional Chinese




Drugs and their effects    
Publisher Australian Drug Foundation
Description General drug information for the whole community. Includes common drug terms; drugs and their effects; why do people use drugs? how do drugs affect a person? what problems can drug use cause? drugs and the law; what is being done to prevent the harms associated with drug use?
Date 2005
Languages English Arabic Farsi Tigrinya
Albanian Chinese Somali Vietnamese
Amharic Dari


Ecstasy - understanding the risks    
Publisher NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service   
Description Information about the illegal drug ecstasy, including its effects and how to reduce harm caused by its use.
Date 2000
Languages English Italian Macedonian Spanish
Arabic Khmer Portuguese Thai
Chinese Korean Russian Turkish
Croatian Lao Serbian Vietnamese




Family Matters: how to approach drug issues in your family
Publisher Community Builders NSW  
Description Information to help parents answer questions when talking to their children about drugs.
Date undated
Languages English Croatian Macedonian Spanish
Arabic Khmer Punjabi Thai
Bosnian Korean Russian Turkish



Lao Serbian Vietnamese


Publisher Australian Drug Foundation   
Description Information about Khat, its effects and how to minimise the harm caused by its use.
Date 2005



Amharic Oromo Somali


National Drugs Campaign
Publisher Department of Health and Ageing
Description Information about the campaign, campaign materials, information on drugs and assistance available for drug-related, mental health or other problems.
Date undated
Languages English Greek Korean Serbian
Arabic Indonesian Macedonian Spanish
Bosnian Italian Persian Turkish
Chinese Khmer Russian Vietnamese




Safe retrieval and disposal of needles and syringes    
Publisher Department of Human Services 
Description Information on where and how to dispose of syringes and what to do if you get a needle stick injury.
Date 2003
Languages English Chinese Somali Thai
Amharic Khmer Spanish Tigrinya
Arabic Macedonian Turkish




Want to quit smoking? Here's how …(pamphlet 1)    
Publisher Quit Victoria
Description Helpful hints on how to quit.
Date 2005
Languages English Greek Korean Turkish
Arabic Italian Spanish Vietnamese




Want to quit smoking? Here's how …(pamphlet 2)     
Publisher Quit Victoria

Helpful hints on how to quit.

Date 2005
Languages English Bosnian Kurdish Somali
Dari Persian Tigrinya

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Last updated: 10 October 2013

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