Drug and alcohol information for PDHPE students

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are kindly advised that this website includes images, sounds and names of people who have passed.

All users should be aware that some topics or historical content may be culturally sensitive, offensive or distressing, and that some images may contain nudity or are of people not yet identified. Certain words, terms or descriptions may reflect the author's/creator's attitude or that of the period in which they were written, but are now considered inappropriate in today's context.

Key to library resources

Access anywhere with a library card In the Library (or anywhere with a Library card for NSW residents)
Available to access in the library Only in the Library
Publicly available online Publicly available

Costs and Impact of Drug Use

Find information about some of the physical, legal and social consequences of drug use and misuse.

Drug dependence

Drug dependence may occur when a person continues to use drugs— legal or illegal—even though their drug use causes them significant problems. 

Drugs and mental health

The relationship between mental health and drug and alcohol use is complex because one can effect the other.

Legal consequences of drug use

Most drugs are regulated by laws and regulations. Use or misuse of both illegal and legal drugs can have legal consequences.

Further reading

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.