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Drugs, drink, misery for Perth paramedics according to new St John Ambulance figures

Drugs, drink, misery for Perth paramedics according to new St John Ambulance figures | Aksh's Yr 9 journal | Scoop.it
PARAMEDICS say drug abuse and binge drinking are making their job a misery, with officers fearing for their lives when they turn up in certain areas.

Via ReGenUC
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It comes as new figures released by St John Ambulance show police are required to escort them into nearly 200 high-risk homes.

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All about binge drinking

All about binge drinking | Aksh's Yr 9 journal | Scoop.it
Binge drinking; how it is defined and what can you do about it. Find out more in this fact sheet.
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Alcohol is the most widely used recreational drug in Australia. We have a culture where it is socially acceptable to drink alcohol, with many Australians drinking after work, at barbeques, on the weekend, and at sporting events.
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Binge drinking, a serious problem for Latinas in the U.S.

Binge drinking, a serious problem for Latinas in the U.S. | Aksh's Yr 9 journal | Scoop.it
22 percent of Latina teens and 11 percent of adult Latinas engage in binge drinking, putting them at high risk for related safety and health issues.
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Twenty-two percent of Latina teens and 11 percent of adult Latinas engage in binge drinking, compared to 10 percent of non-Hispanic black women and 17 percent of non-Hispanic women of other minority groups.

Read more: http://www.voxxi.com/binge-drinking-latinas-health/#ixzz2RtuxdUMl
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Surfing Australia tackles youth binge drinking problem | Surf Coast ...

Surfing Australia tackles youth binge drinking problem | Surf Coast ... | Aksh's Yr 9 journal | Scoop.it
Surfing Australia is proud to be the latest national sporting organisation to join the Australian government's Be the Influence - Tackling Binge Drinking initiative.
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The sponsorship covers Surfing Australia’s six state branches and their 104 events conducted nationwide; and Surfing Australia’s Team Australia program, which sends seven teams to all of the International Surfing Association’s global events.

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Dear 16-year-old Me

FOR TOOLS & INFORMATION: http://dcmf.ca/tools This film was made possible thanks to the generosity of real Canadians and Americans whose lives have been touc...
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Teens And Young Adults Who Binge Drink Risk Negative Brain ...

Teens And Young Adults Who Binge Drink Risk Negative Brain ... | Aksh's Yr 9 journal | Scoop.it
Binge drinking when you're young could have negative effects on your brain later on in life, according to a review of studies published in the journal Cortex.
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Aksh Rajpal's comment, April 29, 2013 8:13 PM
The researchers found a wide range of effects, including impaired memory and visual learning, brain shrinkage, and changes in the brain's white matter. They also noted that this period of life is especially critical for identifying problem drinking because the brain is still developing.