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Drug and alcohol information for PDHPE students

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



Ketamine is a short-acting general anaesthetic for human and veterinary use. It is usually a powder, though it can also come in liquid form.

Ketamine was first synthesised in the 1960s as part of an effort to find a safer alternative to the anaesthetic phencyclidine, and it is still widely used as an anaesthetic. Its use as a recreational drug began to increase around the beginning of this century.

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.