To address the HIV epidemic in Mexico is to address it among men who have sex with men (MSM), because they account for a large percentage of the country's new infections, says Omar Galárraga, assistant professor of health services policy and practice in the Brown University School of Public Health.
It is now more than six months since the introduction of lockout laws and predictably there are differing opinions as to their effectiveness, with more opposition than support. Rob McEwen argues that rather than wind back, the lock-out laws should be uniform throughout the state.
A new online survey developed by researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Population Health, in collaboration with the Australian Drug Foundation, aims to help families navigate the challenges of teenage alcohol use.
A number of reports, most recently Victorian and NSW crime statistics, show crime rates are falling. But as election time looms in these states, their governments' focus on tough law-and-order policies…
Highlighting the need for greater attention to prevention and treatment, as opposed to punishment. Co-authored by the ANCD's Gino Vumbaca.
MOSCOW - The sixth session of the Conference of the parties (COP6) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) concluded today in Moscow. Several landmark decisions were adopted in the course of the six-day session, regarded as one of the most successful in the WHO FCTC’s history.
Monday 20th October, 2014 His name is 'Jake'. His name is 'Jake'. At 15 years old, he was an ice dealer, a user and a crystal meth cook. 'Jake' is the new face of crystal meth, or ice, in Australia. It's the drug that's ravaged our major cities. But now it's destroying country towns one by one.
Preview of next week's Four Corners story on methamphetamines in regional and rural areas.
The French government has drafted a law aimed at tackling the growing problem of youth binge drinking. Anyone found guilty of inciting minors to drink excessive levels of alcohol could be sentenced to a year in prison or fined €15,000 (£12,000, $18,000).
Not much detail on the police here, other than the reference to target marketing. Could it include something like 'secondary supply' provisions?
The Victorian Coalition Government has today announced new measures to respond to the harm arising from the use of the drug ice. Announcing new harm reduction programs to the value of $5.1 million at the Penington Institute's 2014 Australian Drugs Conference – Ice and altered realities, Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge said the investment builds on the Napthine Government's recent initiatives to tackle ice.
This announcement includes additional funding to improve accessibility of withdrawal services for people who use methamphetamines, plus a range of other initiatives. FYI the $600k isn't all for us, but will be spread across Victoria's residential withdrawal services. It's good to see the Govt's commitment to harm reduction and an expansion of HRV's Dancewise program.