What is the drug ice? Is it different to speed?
Is coffee a drug? Can cannabis cause mental health problems?
What are some of the dangers of mixing alcohol with other drugs?
Answers to these and other questions are available through the Drug & Alcohol Information Hub at Wagga Wagga City Library, and also online at www.druginfo.sl.nsw.gov.au
Drug Info is an extensive, up to date information database that can help to answer your questions about different drugs and alcohol and their effects.
The online site is managed by staff of the State Library of New South Wales with experts from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.
For the next three weeks, Wagga Wagga City Library is hosting the Drug & Alcohol Info Hub; a travelling interactive information display provided to New South Wales public libraries.
The program aims to provide the community with up to date information about drugs and alcohol and promote support networks and agencies within the local community.
The physical hub includes an interactive pop quiz, a drink educational pouring and display kit.
People can also access numerous pamphlets containing information about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs including methamphetamine, cannabis, heroin, cocaine, GHB and hallucinogens.
The current Australian guidelines recommend no more than two standard drinks per day for women and men, in addition to one or two alcohol-free days every week.
To encourage safe drinking, Drug Info encourages people to drink water instead of alcohol, sip alcoholic drinks slowly, and alternate alcoholic drinks with water or drink a mocktail.
Watermelon for Elephants
Recipe by Eliza Berlage@verbaliza
(Inspired by the novel Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen-2006)
Ingredients: 3 cups chilled watermelon
1 cup coconut water
Juice of half a lime
Method: Place watermelon, coconut water and lime juice in a blender and mix until smooth.
Serve over ice and top up with soda water to taste.
At 10am on July 26, the Community Drug Action Team will host a morning tea at the library to acknowledge services that support people who face difficulties with drugs and alcohol.
Interested people are welcome to come along and learn more.