CENTRAL Coast families devastated by the impact of drug addiction have welcomed the Federal Governments 10.7 million commitment to help fight the deadly ice scourge.
More coverage of PHN funding but, as with all previous announcements, no real detail about just how the money will be spent or how it is going to improve the accessibility of treatment services for people in need.
President Enrique Peña Nieto told the United Nations in April that he supported a “change of paradigm” in weed laws. He backed this with a proposal to the senate that his own, normally very disciplined, party has now blocked.
Drug policy activists suggest the blocking of the legislation by the president's own party suggests that there was never an intention for it to pass.
Teenagers in Australia are smoking in order to deliberately have smaller babies, research has found. A study has found that the girls, who are as young as 16, are actively trying to have smaller babies due to fears that their own young bodies will not be able to handle childbirth. The teenagers reportedly got the idea from health warnings on Australian cigarette packets which state that ‘smoking while pregnant can reduce the weight of your baby’ and rather than being deterred by the warning, actively sought the lower birth weights as they were afraid of labour.
There's no real detail about the ANU study (or how common this practice is) here, but the findings provide an example of unintended consequences of public health messaging.
The device sends electrical feedback to the brain, blocking the pain of detox.
There's obvious appeal here. Reducing the discomfort of physical symptoms of withdrawal would be welcomed by anyone who is going through the process. This article is clearly based on marketing claims by the device's developers, but we look forward to seeing more research on its effectiveness.
The implementation of state prescription drug monitoring programs was associated with the prevention of approximately one opioid-related overdose death every two hours on average nationwide, according to a new Vanderbilt-le
More evidence supporting the expansion of similar monitoring programs here.
Minister for Health says if gardaí ask for measure to deal with a problem ‘I feel obliged to act’
While there's been lots of positive developments in recent Irish drug policy, this doesn't seem to be one of them. It's a step in the wrong direction and unlikely to significantly reduce non-prescribed use of medications. It's also likely to contribute to increased harm to those who use them.
Program and others like it may face renewed scrutiny over discriminatory nature of policies as none of 303 applicants in Michigan test positive for banned drugs
'As we’ve seen time and time again, these misguided policies are devoid of any scientific credibility and have proven to be a colossal waste of our time and money.' It's a critique that could be made of many drug policy measures around the world. What this quote does not recognise is the role such policies play in driving the stigmatisation of already vulnerable people and creating additional barriers to change. Such ideologically-driven measures are dangerous and ineffective, but have proven to be increasingly popular in the US. We hope that the growing body of evidence will help to prevent their introduction elsewhere.
In an analysis recently published in BMJ, which coincided with the UN High Level Meeting on HIV in New York, Boston Medical Center (BMC) clinician researchers assessed current global evidence and found that mandatory treatmen
Authors recommend focus on evidence-based measures such as community-based opioid treatment, including methadone and buprenorphine, harm reduction programs and education about overdose medications such as naloxone to people with substance use disorders, as well as to their friends and family members.
Marijuana consumption by Colorado high school students has dipped slightly since the state first permitted recreational cannabis use by adults, a new survey showed on Monday, contrary to concerns that legalization would increase pot use by teens.
Warning from government drugs adviser follows hospitalisation of three 12-year-olds in Salford after taking ‘teddy tablets’
As indicated here, it is unlikely that manufacturers are deliberately trying to target young children with these product designs, but this episode does highlight the risk of uninformed use of ecstasy or any other drug. See recent coverage of 2016 Global Drug Survey findings on increasing MDMA concentration in ecstasy: http://sco.lt/8jHGt7.
There has been a low uptake of the heroin-reversing drug Naloxone since it was made available over the counter, and experts say the cost is a barrier for drug users.
We've noticed similar access barriers in setting up our naloxone program. In contrast to the pharmacists participating in the NDARC study, we've also noticed a distinct lack of interest amongst many local pharmacists in stocking naloxone, and confusion about its distribution amongst those who do stock it. Our program provides people who have used our services (or have a family member who has) with free naloxone from partner pharmacies and training in how to use it. Call us for more information (1800 700 514).
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.