Drug and alcohol information for PDHPE students

This guide takes you to key eresources, books and information about drugs and alcohol for PDHPE students.

Inhalants

Inhalants

Inhalants are substances that are sniffed to give the user an immediate 'high'.

These substances are easily absorbed through the lungs and carried to the brain, where they act to slow down the central nervous system, this means they are depressants.

The main categories of inhalants are:

  • volatile solvents (including aerosols)
  • nitrites
  • gases

Drug facts

Use the following websites to find information about specific drugs, including their long and short term effects, how they are used, legal status and information on mixing drugs.

A quick guide to drugs and alcohol

Statistics on drug use

Use these websites and publications to find statistical information about drugs and alcohol.

Journal articles

Journal articles are a good source of explanations and discussions of drug and alcohol issues.  There are several eresources with links to journal articles available in the State Library.