Family physician and illicit drugs expert Dr Fernando Caudevilla has taken doctor-patient confidence to a whole new level. For the past 18 months, 40-year-old Caudevilla has donated his spare time providing tailored harm reduction advice to users of the illicit drug markets on the so-called dark web.
Monday 20th October, 2014 His name is 'Jake'. His name is 'Jake'. At 15 years old, he was an ice dealer, a user and a crystal meth cook. 'Jake' is the new face of crystal meth, or ice, in Australia. It's the drug that's ravaged our major cities. But now it's destroying country towns one by one.
Preview of next week's Four Corners story on methamphetamines in regional and rural areas.
The French government has drafted a law aimed at tackling the growing problem of youth binge drinking. Anyone found guilty of inciting minors to drink excessive levels of alcohol could be sentenced to a year in prison or fined €15,000 (£12,000, $18,000).
Not much detail on the police here, other than the reference to target marketing. Could it include something like 'secondary supply' provisions?
A number of reports, most recently Victorian and NSW crime statistics, show crime rates are falling. But as election time looms in these states, their governments' focus on tough law-and-order policies…
Highlighting the need for greater attention to prevention and treatment, as opposed to punishment. Co-authored by the ANCD's Gino Vumbaca.
MOSCOW - The sixth session of the Conference of the parties (COP6) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) concluded today in Moscow. Several landmark decisions were adopted in the course of the six-day session, regarded as one of the most successful in the WHO FCTC’s history.