Warnings regarding dangerous drugs circulating in NSW

  • Public Drug WarningsThis page contains current drug warnings intended for the public.
  • Clinical Safety Alerts This page lists current clinical safety alerts for health professionals, regarding drugs used illicitly.


NSW Health funds and coordinates statewide drug and alcohol programs, including early and brief interventions, treatment and extended care services that are delivered by hospital networks, non-government organisations and other partner departments.

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    Opioid Overdose Response and Take Home Naloxone (ORTHN) NSW Health provides free access to naloxone to reduce harm and death from opioid overdose. People at risk of experiencing or witnessing an opioid overdose can now get naloxone for free to take home (often called ‘take home naloxone’), and learn how to use it to reverse an overdose.
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COVID-19 information for AOD treatment services

Advice and resources for local health district and non-government organisation (NGO) alcohol and other drug services about responding to COVID-19

COVID-19 Advice for AOD Treatment Services


NSW Health produces a wide range of resources on alcohol and other drugs for the public and health professionals, including reports, guides, brochures and fact sheets.

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Early Intervention Innovation Fund

A new opportunity to help build the evidence base for early intervention models to support people at risk, with a particular focus on young people using drugs, will provide funding of $8million over four years.

The fund consists of two funding pathways:

  • Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Evaluation Grants
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Early Intervention Innovation Grants
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Current as at: Thursday 3 June 2021