DRUG treatment is being offered in Ascot Vale and Niddrie following statewide reforms to the sector.
Plugging our new services in Ascot Vale. We'll have staff in place at the Wingate Avenue Community Centre to do assessments and counselling on Monday's and Tuesdays from next month. Call our Intake team (1800 700 514) for more info.
AIVL and Harm Reduction Victoria (HRV) welcome the release of the Victorian Parliamentary Law Reform, Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee Inquiry into the Supply and Use of Methamphetamines (ice), in Victoria. The report comes at a time of unprecedented fear in the community and increasing media frenzy about the ice “epidemic” gripping Victoria.
Good stuff on the importance of harm reduction services from AIVL and HRV.
Victoria's top cop admits th "war on drugs" is a fight that can't be won, but says he won't support calls to legalise some illicit drugs.
Following on from Senator Leyonhjelm's call for legalisation and regulation: http://sco.lt/9IrzEX. Police Commissioner Ken Lay recognises that we 'can't arrest our way out of the problem' but opposes legalisation.
A drunk surgeon, a self-medicating anaesthetist who became addicted to his own drugs and a lecherous aged care nurse were among hundreds of cases notified to authorities under new laws requiring health practitioners to report their colleagues for misconduct.
It's not just amongst the stereotypical groups. AOD dependence occurs throughout our communities.
A multiple sclerosis patient has complained of a "postcode lottery" in the funding of a drug to help with his symptoms. Sativex is not considered cost-effective and is not routinely funded by health bodies in England.
The Global Commission on Drugs, which includes former and current Latin American presidents, is calling for a radical about-face in our approach to the global drugs trade. In a report to the United Nations, the commission is calling on governments worldwide to legalise drugs like heroin and cocaine in order to take back control of the trade in illicit drugs from violent cartels. The World Today spoke to commissioner Michel Kazatchkine.
DENVER — Brandon Coats knew he was going to fail his drug test. Paralyzed in a car crash when he was 16, he had been using medical marijuana since 2009 to relieve the painful spasms that jolted his body. But he smoked mostly at night, and said marijuana had never hurt his performance answering customer calls for a Colorado satellite-television provider.
It’s no secret: Instagram has a drug problem. Through my own reporting and that of others, it has become clear that a large and active drug trade has emerged on Instagram, the service Facebook paid...
If nothing else, this story highlights the importance of making harm reduction and treatment information available on SM platforms. There are large, active user communities online. It's a missed opportunity if we're not there with them.
CANDIDATES in November’s state election are divided over whether the city’s methadone clinics should be located in a central hub at Frankston Hospital.
The headline is a bit overblown, going by the content of the article. No evidence there of AOD treatment being used as a political football. Ultimately, of course, the main question should be about how to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of ORT in Frankston and the surrounding areas. Previous discussion of the proposed centralisation highlighted the potential barriers it could create for already vulnerable and marginalised people.
Woolworths attempt to cash in on alcoholic export from smash hit TV show The Simpsons has come to end after an advertising standards body ruled the campaign was marketing alcohol to children and young adults.
The Australian Drug Law Reform Initiative (ADLaRI) has welcomed a new report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy that calls for the decriminalisation of drug use and possession, alternatives to incarceration, and a greater emphasis on public health approaches to the problem of drug addiction.
TESTS of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, including some that could impair flying, according to a study by the US National Transportation Safety Board.
In 1967, the Beatles took out a full-page advertisement in The Times describing Britain’s marijuana laws as “immoral in principle and unworkable in practice”. Almost half a century later, both past and…
They don’t need a bag packed at night anymore, they can go to bed without preparing for the worst, and their kids are energetic, whereas before they were just zonked out all the time. The only thing b…