Text the Effects

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, please call 000 immediately.

Text the Effects is an anonymous SMS service that provides confidential info about the effects of drugs in a quick and easy way.

Simply text the name of the drug you want to know more about for an immediate answer – anywhere, anytime

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This service is only available in Australia.

What info will Text the Effects send me?

When you text the name of any drug (including slang names) to 0439 835 563, you’ll get an automatic reply.

This is a free service and it’s open to anyone in Australia.

Text the Effects will text you information about:

  • the effects of a drug
  • how long it will last
  • what an overdose might look like
  • tips on reducing your risk if you are taking this drug
  • mixing with other drugs, the risks and what to avoid.

More information on drugs and their effects

If you’d like to learn more about different drugs and their effects, check out our Drug Facts pages with info on over 60 different substances, or visit the Drug Wheel