Cannabis

Welcome to the cannabis resources page.
Below is a list of resources to support you in the management of patients who use cannabis.

Cannabis Overview

  • NSW Health provide an excellent overview of cannabis, its effects, how it affects the body, the law, pregnancy and much more. This can information can be found here.

Fact sheets / Booklets patients

Local cannabis misuse support services

SDECC – AOD Intensive Support Program
Non-residential day rehabilitation, including individual counselling, care coordination, group programs and intensive outreach for people aged 14-25 years Services are available in Chatswood and Manly.
To access the program call 9977 0711.

Odyssey House Community Services 
Non-residential rehabilitation for adults over 18 years old, including individual and group counselling, support to family members of people who have an addiction. Services available in Chatswood and Manly. To access the program call 1800 397 739.

Odyssey House Community Services – Drug & Alcohol Counselling
Non-residential day rehabilitation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults over 18 years old, including individual and group counselling, support to family members of people who have an addiction. Services available in Chatswood and Manly. To access the program call 1800 397 739.

ACON – Substance Support Counselling
Face-to-face in Surry Hills and remote access program (Skype or telephone) providing intensive, structured interventions within a harm reduction model to Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Intersex people with alcohol and other drug misuse issues. Up to 12 sessions with the ability to extend. To access the program call 1800 063 060.

Further Resources (for doctors)

  • National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre NDARC is recognised internationally as a Research Centre of Excellence and was opened at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 1987. It is funded by the Australian government as part of its National Drug Strategy. Visit website.
  • Your Room is a NSW Health website that provides facts for patients, parents and clinicians about alcohol and other drugs. Visit website.
  • Drug Info by the State Library of New South Wales, provides free information about drugs, alcohol and the law for the community of New South Wales. Visit website.
  • Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) aims to provide education and training expertise as well as high quality research assistance on a wide range of alcohol and other drug issues. Visit website.
  • The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research (book) – Free download.