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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.

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This guide takes you to key websites, eresources, books and information about drugs and alcohol for Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) students.

Use the guide to find sources of information about:

  • drug use including polydrug use, drug treatment and dependence
  • specific drugs, how they are used, and their legal status
  • long and short term effects on health, safety and wellbeing
  • young people and drugs
  • costs and impact of drug use on the individual and community
  • strategies to support health and safety
  • statistics and reports
  • drug trends and policies
  • how to analyse and assess online health information.

Compiled by Drug Info

This guide has been developed by staff of Drug Info, State Library of NSW.

Drug Info is a free drug and alcohol information service for the community of NSW. 

Information is provided to the community via the Drug Info website, a collection of  plain language books and factsheets held in NSW public libraries and public programs delivered by public library staff.

The Drug Info service is co-ordinated by staff of the Drug Info service at the State Library of NSW. Drug Info staff administer the Drug Info website, provide updates to the book collections in public libraries, and assist libraries to deliver the service and programs to their communities. 

A quick guide to drugs and alcohol

Further information from Drug Info

Visit the Drug Info website for free drug and alcohol information for the community of NSW. Drug Info is a partnership between NSW Ministry of Health and the State Library of NSW.