Drugs, alcohol and driving
drugs and driving

It is against the law to drive under the influence of alcohol or any illicit drug. Find information about the law, including roadside testing and penalties in our guides to drugs and driving and alcohol, driving and the law.

What is ecstasy?
Ecstasy is a derivative of methamphetamine. It has both stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. It usually comes as a tablet, in a variety of colours and sizes, sometimes marked with a design or logo.
Resources for PDHPE
PDHPE resources
See the range of drug and alcohol resources available for PDHPE students and teachers, including free resources to order online.
Binge drinking
Binge drinking
Drinking to the point where the more severe negative effects of drinking alcohol occur, especially intentionally, is called binge drinking. Because being drunk stops a person thinking clearly and acting sensibly, a person who drinks to excess may put themselves and others at risk from injury due to falls, physical assault and dangerous behaviour.
Know your standards - standard drinks
Standard drinks guide

A 'standard drink' is the measure of alcohol used to work out safe drinking levels.

A standard drink in Australia contains 10g of alcohol. A serving of alcohol in a pub or club can often be larger than a 'standard' drink, for example a standard glass of wine is 100ml but a typical serve may be 150ml.

In Australia, all bottles, cans and casks containing alcoholic beverages are required by law to state on the label the approximate number of standard drinks they contain.


A quick guide to drugs & alcohol

A quick guide to drugs and alcohol

Easy-to-read resource, available in all NSW public libraries.

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