The first graduate from a new rehab facility set up in response to surging ice use in Tasmania's north-west wants to complete training so he can return and help others.
Wanting to help others who have been through similar experiences is a pretty common feature of people who participate in AOD treatment services. They know the impacts of dependence and they understand the importance of meaningful support from service providers. If you've used our services and are interested in making a contribution to our work, our next round of Consumer Participation training will be run later this month. More details to follow.
New proposals around alcohol regulation will see 30,000 fewer hospital admissions per year and three fewer alcohol-related deaths per day, says Australia's largest not-for-profit provider of health and aged care services.
St Vincent's Health calls for meaningful alcohol policy commitments.
The regulated cultivation and trade of cannabis for recreational use is permissible on the basis of states’ positive human rights obligations. Pleas for the regulated cultivation and trade of recreational cannabis are often based on arguments related to individual and public health, the safety of citizens and the fight against crime: the so-called positive human rights obligations. To date, however, no study has been carried out to find out what the legal implications of legalizing cannabis would be.
Dutch study's findings based on analysis of countries' human rights obligations.
ILLEGAL drug use has been pushed from public toilets into the street since CCTV cameras were installed in the Footscray CBD, a report has found.
Citing new a Burnet Institute study that underlines the ineffectiveness of measures such as CCTV in preventing heroin (or other drug) trafficking and use in target areas. The study found the cameras had simply displaced public injecting from public toilets to public streets. Our updated position statement (and supporting evidence) on the establishment of a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre is here: http://www.regen.org.au/news-advocacy/advocacy-in-action.
TASMANIAS Police Minister says there is no way he will allow pill testing at music festivals.
Unfortunately, Minister Hidding's refusal to consider evidence based harm reduction measures is all too common amongst serving politicians. While political stonewalling on drug policy reform is an ongoing challenge, it is encouraging to see that the Tasmanian Police Association supports the introduction of drug checking services.
A multidisciplinary collaboration between the University of Sydney, the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council and digital agency Nest is building an iPad app using human-centred design principles that, for the first time in decades, will produce accurate and reliable data that can be used to inform policy and community efforts to tackle alcohol and drug abuse.
Nice initiative from Kate Conigrave, ADAC and Nest. We look forward to seeing the outcomes of this project and the research it will enable.
The chemist to the stars behind a controversial chain of "hydration clinics" has been charged with stealing more than $250,000 worth of prescriptio
Regardless of the charges against Ms Kazeme, there is plenty of evidence that the various 'hydration clinics' that began appearing last year, were simply money-making ventures, with no real benefits for people using the services. The story includes links to previous critiques of the clinics' methods.
Afghanistan's poppy farmers are expecting another bumper opium harvest, despite government efforts to wipe out the crop.
Highlighting the poverty that drives opium production in many parts of the world. Meanwhile, farmers (and governments) in Australia and other developed countries are keen to get a larger slice of the booming global prescription opioids market: http://sco.lt/5cAuht.
WA’s peak business body has called for urgent action to confront the growing problem of “ice” use in the workplace, estimating that more than 7000 employees would have the drug in their system if tested today.
Workplace violence is a serious issue, but focussing on workplace drug testing (without addressing the factors contributing to workers' use) will simply drive people to use substances not included in testing regimes. We've already seen this happening in the mining industry, with increased demand for emerging synthetics that pose a potentially greater risk to health and safety.
THREE women are being hailed as heroes on Facebook after they thwarted a potential date rape in a restaurant in California.
While it's important to be aware of the risks of drink spiking, it's also important to remember that the drug most commonly used in drink spiking cases is alcohol (e.g. double shots instead of single). There's a clear to be aware of this behaviour, and call it when you see it.
A STEALTH epidemic of virtually undetectable synthetic drugs is sweeping Australia, says a medical expert.
David Caldicott on some of the factors driving demand for synthetics, the ineffectiveness of supply control measures (such as sniffer dogs) in preventing their use and the need for a greater policy focus on reducing harm.
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