LIKES a drink, or drinks too much? Whether it’s an indifferent attitude to the excess consumption of alcohol, or our ignorance when it comes to the effect it has on our bodies, Australia’s most socially accepted drug is indeed destroying lives.
Young people have died "horrific deaths" from taking multiple drugs, a senior member of the Forensic Science service in Northern Ireland has said. Twenty people have died in the last year from drugs known as "speckled cherries".
The usual call for a robust response when 'something must be done'. Unfortunately, all the evidence tells us that scare campaigns don't work. They do help people who probably wouldn't have used anyway confirm their decision, but are ineffective for those at the greatest risk of harm. Harm Reduction is the key.
DRUG crime is soaring at alarming levels across regional Victoria due to a saturation of the drug ice in country towns, it is claimed.
Thanks to the Herald Sun for using the quotation marks.
We know rural towns are really struggling with this issue, but as the most recent national data shows, while use of Ice is increasing as a proportion of use of all amphetamine type substances, it is not the 'pandemic' described by the ACC earlier this year.
AN LNP-dominated parliamentary committee has warned the Newman Government’s plan to make certain offenders undergo drug and alcohol counselling could lead to people roaming city streets and causing fresh problems for police.
As with the Northern Territory's 'mandatory alcohol rehabilitation', there are significant problems with this proposal.
Igor on the situation for drug users in the Crimea post Russian referendum
An extended personal account of the direct impacts of political events on drug treatment and people's wellbeing. For all the criticisms that can be made about Australian drug policy and treatment systems, events like the one's Igor describes are a reminder of how much worse things are for people who use AOD (and their families) in other parts of the world.
Canberra's leaders on both sides of politics have condemned the most recent one-punch assault in Civic, but have cautioned against a "knee-jerk reaction" when it comes to tougher laws to combat drunken violence.
Authorities in Saudi Arabia have executed four members of the same extended family for drugs possession. The two sets of brothers were killed on Monday in the south-eastern city of Najran after being convicted of receiving large quantities of hashish.
ONE in five tradies may be showing up for work stoned on cannabis, new research says.
Citing NCPIC survey results, with obvious implications for the rise of demands for workplace drug testing. We also know that methamphetamine use is high amongst construction workers (together with people who work in the finance and sex industries).