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treatment

In Australia, drinking (and other drug use) cultures can change depending on where you live. This page from the Australian Drug Foundation looks at alcohol and other drug use in regional, rural and remote areas – what contributes to use and what are the impacts.

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types of drugs

There are many definitions out there of what a drug is, simply drugs are substances that change a person’s physical or mental state. Learn about what drugs are and what you need to know in this factsheet from Your Room.

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Understanding your medicines will help you get the most from them. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, nurse or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner or Worker.

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safety
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It can be hard to keep track of medicines. A medicines review in your home can help make sure they are working well for you. Find out whether a check of your medicines might be helpful for you and how it works.

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first aid

The majority of people never use drugs, but it is important for people to know how to assist someone if a drug-related emergency happens. Drugs are unpredictable; they can affect people in different ways. This article from Positive Choices explains what to do in case someone you know has taken a drug and needs help.

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Medicines can help you feel better. Sometimes they can cause unwanted effects (side effects). For some mob the side effects don’t cause many problems. But for some mob the side effects can lead to big problems. Ask your health worker to write down any medicines you’re taking that can cause these problems.

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vaping
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law

Single-use vapes will be banned from being imported into Australia from the beginning of 2024 as part of the federal government's vaping crackdown. This article explores the changes being made.

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alcohol
australian

People in rural or remote areas have to contend with long-term and wide-ranging sources of stress. Some people who are depressed turn to alcohol to feel better. This is known as ‘self-medication’. It is a common but unsafe and ineffective coping strategy for farmers and other people living in rural and remote areas.

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youth
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parents and families

It might surprise you to learn that alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug use are higher among people living in remote areas than those living in the big cities. Almost one third of young Australians live in rural and remote communities, so it is important to understand why they might be more at risk.

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mental health
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Drugs and alcohol can make you feel good for a little while, but in the long run will make you feel much worse. Drugs and alcohol can also weaken your spirit and your connection with family, community and culture.

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