The number of deaths from so-called legal highs is being overestimated with many of the fatalities due to substances either wrongly classified or already outlawed in the UK, a former government drugs advisor has claimed.
A GLENORCHY mother is concerned that syringes are freely available to children at a Hobart youth centre.
The usual stuff: an overblown headline, one cranky community member and a fabricated crisis. It sounds like the NSP was doing its job. It's interesting to note Ms Jones recognises the role of NSPs in reducing BBV transmission.
ROSEANNE Fulton has been alive only 24 years and already represents one of the worst cases of systemic Aboriginal abuse in modern Australian history, trapped in a West Australian jail despite being mentally unfit to plead for minor crimes, her adult guardian says.
Inside a small brick building in St Leonards, scores of people have been kept against their will - desperate, often close to death and, according to authorities, unable to think for themselves.
Pity about the highly stigmatising language in this piece about Fred Nile's proposal to increase the number of people forced into treatment, the range of people who can force them and the length of time they can be forced.
From written tests designed to flag drug users to singling out people with recent drug convictions, state lawmakers across the country are pursuing novel strategies to deny welfare benefits to drug users without running afoul of a recent federal court ruling.
UN Joins American Public Health Association, International Red Cross, Organization of American States, NAACP, Human Rights Watch, National Latino Congreso, Global Commission on Drug Policy, and Drug Policy Alliance in Discouraging Criminalization of Drug Use. Drug Decriminalization Rapidly Emerging as Consensus Goal of Drug Policy, Public Safety and Health Stakeholders
While it is truly great to see ONDCP trying to help prevent overdoses, they're still missing the big picture -- the criminalization of drug use is what's predominantly driving the harms associated with drug use....
Misunderstandings and misreporting of actual and proposed changes to Dutch cannabis policy in 2011 have led some opponents of cannabis reform to suggest the country is retreating from its longstanding and pragmatic policy of tolerating the possession, use and sale of cannabis.