AN LNP-dominated parliamentary committee has warned the Newman Government’s plan to make certain offenders undergo drug and alcohol counselling could lead to people roaming city streets and causing fresh problems for police.
As with the Northern Territory's 'mandatory alcohol rehabilitation', there are significant problems with this proposal.
Guatemala City (AFP) - Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa said Tuesday that Latin America is "losing fear" of legalizing drugs after decades of fighting traffickers with ample US prodding but limited success.
The focus wasn't on my would-be attacker, but on me and my conduct
It's important to remember that the drug most commonly used in drinkspiking is alcohol. This article also shows the importance of keeping an eye on your mates and the increase in potential harms if you are using alcohol or other drugs on your own.
The drug that dragged down Harriet Wran from a life of private schools and luxury apartments has no respect for social class or success. Two-time world surfing champion Tom Carroll recently described how his own "ice" addiction made him "completely manic", saying: "It was killing me from the inside out."
This article isn't as bad as the headline implies. The use of public figures doesn't extend beyond the first couple of paragraphs. Nice to see Rebecca McKetin and Alex Wodak quoted.
ONE in five tradies may be showing up for work stoned on cannabis, new research says.
Citing NCPIC survey results, with obvious implications for the rise of demands for workplace drug testing. We also know that methamphetamine use is high amongst construction workers (together with people who work in the finance and sex industries).
We purchased the ketamine from a small gas station pharmacy just down the road without even so much as a prescription. The whole bottle cost less than a round of beers at a roadside Kenyan watering ho…
A ban comes into force in the UK on Tuesday on the drug, khat, that is traditionally used by Ethiopian, Kenyan, Somali and Yemeni communities. The British government says outlawing khat brings the UK into line with other European countries where it is a controlled substance. However in Kenya's khat-growing Meru region, there is concern about the economic impact of the ban.
The NHS in Wales will be the first in the UK to fund a cannabis-based medicine for people with multiple sclerosis. Sativex is taken as an oral spray and has been approved by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG).
Government scientists will be at a major music festival this weekend to analyse samples of "legal highs", the Home Office said. Tests will be conducted by researchers at V Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford, on Saturday and Sunday. So-called "legal highs", including laughing gas, have been banned from the event for the last seven years.
Australians have become accustomed to labels on cigarettes warning about the risk of smoking causing cancer and other diseases. And our research, published in the latest edition of BMC Public Health, shows…