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Bid to restrict alcohol ads in sport (WA)

Bid to restrict alcohol ads in sport (WA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
WA's Commissioner for Children and Young People Michelle Scott wants legislation to restrict the promotion of alcohol in sport that she says contributes to underage and excessive drinking.
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UnitingCare ReGen 2015 ‘Innovation in Action’ Seminar - YouTube

ReGen invites anyone with an interest in the development of Victoria’s alcohol and other drug treatment system to our annual Innovation Seminar. To be opened...
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Unedited video from today's Innovation seminar, presenting some of our work and discussing the current state of the Victorian AOD treatment reforms. For more details on the event, see: http://www.regen.org.au/more-events/582-2015-innovation-seminar-30-april-10am-1pm 

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Debate brews over liquor licence to drink late in Melbourne | theage.com.au

Debate brews over liquor licence to drink late in Melbourne | theage.com.au | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
With a freeze on new late-night liquor licences set to roll over for another two years on June 30, many boutique bar and nightclub owners are calling on the ...
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Discussion of the current 1am limit for serving alcohol by venues opened since 2008. Citing FARE's Michael Thorn.
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Australia 'facing 24/7 alcohol ads on TV'

Australia 'facing 24/7 alcohol ads on TV' | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIA is heading towards round-the-clock advertising of alcohol on TV and a drinking research body is urging the Abbott government to intervene.
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More #AlcPoll2015 coverage.

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Alcohol in Australia: Young people preloading and getting drunk in greater numbers

Alcohol in Australia: Young people preloading and getting drunk in greater numbers | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Latest FARE poll finds 75 per cent of Australians think we have a problem with alcohol, yet 34 per cent still drink to get drunk.
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Coverage from yesterday's launch of FARE Australia's annual alcohol poll findings. Check the tweets from the event using #AlcPoll2015.

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The long road back from addiction (WA)

The long road back from addiction (WA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
For those battling drug addiction and their despairing loved ones rehabilitation offers hope of ending the misery.
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Nice piece on the range of publicly funded treatment services available in Western Australia for people affected by methamphetamine use.

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The other prisoners executed by Indonesia

THE SIX OTHERS EXECUTED BY INDONESIA ON WEDNESDAY
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It's important to remember that it's not just Australia that has been affected by last night's executions.

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The 25 tests and medicines doctors say you don’t need (Aus)

The 25 tests and medicines doctors say you don’t need (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
DOCTORS have identified 25 wasteful tests and treatments they say shouldn’t be given because they are costing Medicare billions of dollars each year — without improving patient outcomes.
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Includes RACGP recommendations on benzos prescribing.

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#Bali9: Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran executed by firing squad (Indonesia/Aus)

#Bali9: Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran executed by firing squad (Indonesia/Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Australian Bali nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are among a group of eight prisoners who have been executed by firing squad in Indonesia after final, desperate pleas for mercy fell on deaf ears. One woman's execution was postponed.
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RIP Andrew and Myuran. Two more reasons for change in international drug policy.

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Dying for Relief: Access to Pain Medication and Suicide in Russia

Dying for Relief: Access to Pain Medication and Suicide in Russia | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A recent spate of suicides among cancer patients in Russia due to not being able to access effective pain relief medication shines a light on one of the most glaring p
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Drug policy is very personal. The impact of policy changes on people's lives can be profound. See this post from last year on the impact of Russian restrictions on pharmacotherapies: http://sco.lt/8iDFsf 

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Smart phone gives a hangover pick-me-up advice (Aus)

Smart phone gives a hangover pick-me-up advice (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Can smartphones really help to reduce the damage caused by binge drinking?
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More on the HSM app. See yesterday's post for related coverage: http://sco.lt/79SsPB

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What to do if your student son or daughter is taking drugs (UK)

What to do if your student son or daughter is taking drugs (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Surveys suggest that many students experiment with drugs while at university. If you’re a worried parent what should you do?
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For more info on how to discuss AOD use with your kids, see the ADF's 'the other talk': http://theothertalk.org.au/ 

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Gilead uses Georgia as free-drug testbed for hepatitis C elimination

Gilead uses Georgia as free-drug testbed for hepatitis C elimination | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - Gilead Sciences is seeking to convince governments and multilateral agencies worldwide that hepatitis C can be eliminated with a demonstration project in Georgia offering free drugs
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Expanding Naloxone use could reduce drug overdose deaths and save lives (USA)

Allowing more basic emergency medical service (EMS) staff to administer naloxone could reduce drug overdose deaths that involve opioids, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, “Disparity in Naloxone Administration by Emergency Medical Service Providers and the Burden of Drug Overdose in Rural Communities,” published in the American Journal of Public Health.

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Paracetamol poisoning: how addiction to over-the-counter medication took Imogen Cunningham's life (Aus)

Paracetamol poisoning: how addiction to over-the-counter medication took Imogen Cunningham's life (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Imogen Cunningham did not realise she was slowly poisoning herself with her addiction to over-the-counter pain pills.
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Amy Corderoy on the ever growing impacts of our over-reliance on pain killers.
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Alcohol research finds Australians support greater restrictions on industry

Alcohol research finds Australians support greater restrictions on industry | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education says four-fifths of voters want bars to close at 3am, but Australian Hotels Association dismisses findings
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More #AlcPoll2015 coverage, here by Melissa Davey. You can find the full FARE Australia report here: http://sco.lt/8rQhhh 

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ACT moving too slow on alcohol law reform: report authors

ACT moving too slow on alcohol law reform: report authors | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
75% of poll respondents think Australians have a drink problem – so what is the ACT waiting for?
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More on the FARE alcohol survey findings.

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Drug and alcohol treatment court in the ACT could reduce prisoner numbers saving millions of dollars

Ordering addicts into treatment instead of jail in a separate court system for drug-related crime could slash prisoner numbers and save the ACT millions of dollars.
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Citing Directions ACT's CEO Fiona Trevelyan. See also recent coverage of calls to expand Victoria's Drug Court: http://sco.lt/8z0BJh

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Fund To Help Communities Tackle Ice In Their Local Area (Vic)

Community groups in rural and regional Victoria can now apply for grants of up to $10,000 to help combat ice in their local areas. The Andrews Labor Government is providing $500,000 to fund grassroots Community Ice Action Groups across regional and rural Victoria.

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Media release from Minister Martin Foley MP.

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World condemns Bali Nine executions

WORLD leaders and activists have condemned the execution of eight prisoners, including Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
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Study finds joint alcohol, drugs and mental health services sparse in Adelaide’s northern suburbs

Study finds joint alcohol, drugs and mental health services sparse in Adelaide’s northern suburbs | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
PEOPLE suffering mental health issues while abusing drugs and alcohol are being left in the cold due to the absence of a joint treatment service in the northern suburbs.
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Citing Adelaide University research on dual diagnosis services.

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Ice spread wipes out other drugs from market, NT police say

Ice spread wipes out other drugs from market, NT police say | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
CRYSTAL methamphetamine has such a strong grip on the Territory other drugs have almost completely disappeared from the market, police say.
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This is very dangerous for youth. 

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Alcoholic hepatitis treatments fail to keep patients alive (UK)

The main drugs used to treat alcoholic hepatitis are not effective at increasing patients' survival, a major study has found.
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Highlighting the obvious need for more effective treatment options. For other hepatitis treatment news, see our previous post on proposed PBS listing of HCV drugs: http://sco.lt/5oIjXV 

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Minister: Treat addicts as patients, not criminals (Ireland)

Minister: Treat addicts as patients, not criminals (Ireland) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
New drugs minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said Ireland needed to “think differently” about how it approached the problem
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We'd suggest that the Minister could consider some of his language (a medical paradigm isn't the only alternative to treating drug use as a criminal issue), but he seems to be off to a good start in this new role.

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Vancouver to become first Canadian city to regulate marijuana shops

Vancouver is about to become the first city in Canada where the business of selling marijuana will be regulated and permitted.
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Marijuana Price Wars: Colorado Recreational Pot Prices Expected To Fall Fast This Year

Marijuana Price Wars: Colorado Recreational Pot Prices Expected To Fall Fast This Year | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Colorado's pot prices -- influenced by rising demand and black markets -- are likely to decline in 2015, analysts say.
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