Australian families are reluctant to medicate children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a 20-year study has found.
Challenging common assumptions about parents' readiness to rely on medication to manage behaviour and raising the obvious question, if they're not using medication, what other supports are they getting?
The big rise in heroin and other opioid drug poisonings that the ONS reported last year has been real focus of concern amongst service providers, policy makers and anyone who cares about the lives of vulnerable people. But new research from the University of Manchester suggests that while overdoses in opioid users remains the largest cause of death (43%) there are other causes which providers, commissioners and policy makers need to be conscious of particularly amongst older drug users.
Highlighting the cumulative health impacts for the ageing cohort of people who use heroin.
An insurance broker that sacked a state manager accused of being drunk at a work training conference has been ordered to pay him almost $300,000 after a court found his behaviour did not amount to gross misconduct, particularly in light of the company’s practices in relation to alcohol.
A timely reminder of the impact workplace practices and culture can have on alcohol-related harms.
WITH reporting on drugs and crime mostly taking the dimension of the negative impact of drug effect on its users, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), last week held a 2-day Media Roundtable for selected health reporters across the nation where they were trained and urged to look for a more compassionate way of reporting the menace that would be more beneficial to the society.
'He finally urged reporters to avoid sensationalism, present the solution and not the problem stating that it will pave the way for informed discussion.' Some good advice for Aus media producers too!