There is an unexpected revolution underway in road safety. True, the highly visible community-wide programs continue, but behind the scenes there are major changes underway in how safety will be managed…
AS the e-cigarette industry booms, poison control workers say the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives hand-held vaporizing gadgets their kick also has spiked.
As with any drug, safe storage at home is essential. This is not a practice typically associated with cigarettes, but people who use ecigarettes need to be aware of the potential risks of nicotine poisoning.
As the inquest into the death of bodybuilder Luke Wood makes headlines, researchers have revealed that there is still a lot they need to find out about the fast-growing community of steroid users in Australia.
Coverage from this week's Australian Drug Trends Conference, highlighting the need for targetted harm reduction initiatives for people who inject image and performance enhancing drugs. For the record, Ingrid van Beek works is at the Kirketon Road Centre not Kirkwood.
Tasmania's peak body for drug treatment denies the use of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, is increasing dramatically, despite one charity insisting there is an alarming rise and lawyers attributing most property crimes to the drug.
This highlights the challenge of having an informed public discussion about methamphetmaines. National data shows no overall increase in stimulant use, but a shift to Ice from other forms of amphetamine. However, it is also clear that some communities are being hit particularly hard.
A Sydney doctor on the frontline of the crystal meth or ice scourge says education and prevention is the key to combating the epidemic. Last night, the Four Corners program highlighted a desperate lack of treatment services in regional areas and the under-resourced police force struggling to cope. Professor Gordian Fulde from St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney says its crucial education is part of the solution.
More follow-up to Monday's 4Corners story, citing St Vincents' Gordian Fulde.
TASMANIA Police have acknowledged the island state could never be immune to the Ice scourge that is ravaging the nation and put outlaw motorcycle gangs on notice that they are squarely in the sights of law-enforcement agencies.
Police say post (not ferry) main trafficking route.
Despite the language we use about drugs, many people don’t see themselves as “drug users” but as rational adults who aren’t on a mission to seek moral disintegration and cause themselves harm. People who…
Anti-drugs ads have always had a tendency to veer toward the extreme, or indeed the downright ridiculous.
It's not just media who restigmatise. This short piece is an effective reminder that governments and service providers have a responsibility not to do further damage to the people they are supposed to be helping.