TEAMS of alcohol and drug experts would be deployed around the state to identify and deal with local substance abuse issues under a re-elected Napthine Government.
The Napthine govt responds to AOD treatment access concerns in regional areas. The article cite's Odyssey's Stefan Gruenert on the need for additional resi rehab beds to meet demand. As we well know from running our own statewide services, there are still significant barriers to people from regional areas attending programs in Melbourne. It's not all about waiting lists. There's some detail on the proposed measures in Minister Wooldridge's media release: http://sco.lt/8DWz8T.
The Glenn Inquiry's upcoming final report will demand a wholesale reform of alcohol law, saying it would cut family violence.
Report to recommend increased taxation and marketing restrictions, raising age for legal purchases, reduced trading hours and improved treatment: some familiar themes in international research on the responses most likely to have an impact on alcohol-related harm.
Here is what you might call a twist top. In line for an Australian Drug Foundation award on Thursday for demonstrating leadership in changing the attitude of sport towards alcohol is no less than the National Rugby League.
Obviously, there's still a long way to go, but the NRL deserves credit for the work it's doing on trying to change our drinking culture.
Last year almost 80,000 people took part in the Global Drug Survey and helped us produce the world’s first harm-reduction guide. These experts are people who like taking drugs but want to keep themselves…
Alcohol tax increases reduce the harms resulting from excessive alcohol consumption, and may lead to a small net increase in the number of jobs, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association's 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
More than 1100 drivers have been detected under the influence of illicit drugs on our roads so far this year. Since January 1, random drug-testing operations have seen 29500 drivers tested and 1160 return positive results, compared to 729 drivers out of 34280 in total in 2013.