DrugInfo is a service provided by the Australian Drug Foundation that provides information about alcohol and other drugs and resources to prevent alcohol- and drug-related harm.

Services provided

  • Resource centre featuring a comprehensive library and information service for people working and studying in alcohol- and drug-related work settings
  • Publications profiling evidence-based research
  • Mobile-friendly website where visitors can search for information about individual drugs, find  resources for clients and for professional development, and find out where to get help
  • Seminars and webinars to keep up to date with the alcohol and drug treatment field
  • Get the effects by txt! – an SMS-based drug information service providing people with information  about the effects of drugs in a confidential and accessible way 24 hours a day


Available to anyone affect by alcohol and drug problems

How to access

Call 1300 85 85 84


The National Relay Service (NRS) is available to help callers with a hearing or speech impairment. For:

  • TTY users, call 133 677, then ask for 1300 85 85 84
  • Speak and Listen users, call 1300 555 727 then ask for 1300 85 85 84
  • Internet relay users, connect to the National Relay Service (https://internet-, then ask for 1300 85 85 84.

Get the effects by txt!

  • Simply text the name of the drug you want to know about to 0439 TELL ME (0439 835 563).
  • You’ll then receive an SMS about the effects of the drug, as well as links to further information  and help.

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is available (24 hours, 7 days) for callers who speak other languages. Call 131 450.


Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm


DrugInfo is a free service.
Calls are charged at the cost of a local call.
Calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate.