Drugs and alcohol

Understand your drinking or drug use behaviour and how to get help. You can also discover how to help a friend or family member that may be struggling.

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Get the facts about vaping

Do you know what is in a vape? Do you know what nicotine poisoning is or understand the health risks?

Find out about vapes

Are you just having fun or are you partying too hard?

Learn what binge drinking does to the body and how to stay safe at parties and avoid getting wasted.

What are drugs? How do they work?

Get the facts about all different types of drugs, including alcohol.

Alcoholic support groups for family and friends

If you are the friend or family member of someone with a drinking problem you can join a support group.
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Getting help with the Alcohol and Drug Information Service 

Whether you are having issues with alcohol or other drugs, are concerned about someone else or just have general questions. You can call the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) helpline any day or time for information, counselling and referral to services in NSW.

Articles and resources that are useful

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Vaping: what we know

Using an e-cigarette is often called 'vaping'. It is not the same as smoking tobacco but there are some serious health risks.
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Tips for saying no

It can be hard to say no to friends and family who want you to join them by drinking at events. If you are trying to cut back on how much you drink, there are steps that can help you say no at parties and social events.
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Understand your own drinking behaviour

Take a short quiz to see if your drinking habits are putting you at risk.

Related information

Drug and ​alcohol services

Search the directory of drug and alcohol services and policies.

What is alcohol addiction?

Discover the signs of alcohol addiction and how to get help if you are addicted.

Mental health

Support and guidance for young people experiencing mental health issues.
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