ADCA’s patron Ian Webster AO is an Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales. He has held senior appointments in the UNSW Faculty of Medicine as well as Monash, Sheffield and Sydney Universities.
Figures from the Government's Health and Social Care Information Centre show alcohol-related hospital admissions among those aged 45 and over have more than doubled in the past deacade.
For health services, this is a snapshot of the future. As our population ages, the longer term impacts of our drinking culture will be increasingly felt by individuals, families, treatment providers and the wider community.
Victorian health officials have issued an urgent warning on the use of synthetic drugs, after three men were hospitalised with severe reactions this week after using a product purchased in the south-east suburbs.
Department of Health warning about 'Marley' branded synthetics.
“Some days this feels like speed dating for activists…” Kathy Landvogt, Manager of Social Policy Research at Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service, is a true convert to Twitter...
It's a few months old, but this piece by GSYFS' Kathy Landvogt certainly has strong similarities with our own experiences with Twitter. You can see our recent APSAD advocacy presentation here: http://www.slideshare.net/ReGenUC/social-media-aod-advocacy-2013-apsad-conference. We're still working through some technical issues with the video to accompany the final three slides on tips for SM use by AOD services. Hopefully, it will be available soon.
A drug addict has been criticised for returning to his habits and becoming a heroin dealer after receiving a £40,000 NHS heart transplant to save his life
So, there's no discussion about whether Mr Gates' alleged heroin use has any impact on the viability of his transplant, just moral outrage that he is somehow gaming the system. Where is the public fury about people who use tobacco or alcohol after their transplants?