A Research Fellow at the University of South Australia has won a Fulbright Postdoctoral scholarship to examine treatment options for women who are addicted to heroin and other opiates during pregnancy.
We look forward to seeing Dr Gordon's findings. We need to see more accessible (and targetted) services for women whith young children or who are pregnant.
Alcohol protection orders being rushed through the Northern Territory's Parliament will disadvantage Aboriginal people and criminalise alcoholism, an Aboriginal legal aid agency says. Alcohol Protection Orders (APOs) are set to be introduced to parliament next week, and have not been subject to a consultation process, the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) says.
Cannabis has been used for medical purposes for centuries for treating a wealth of conditions from chronic pain to epilepsy. Its use in modern medicine has been stunted because of side effects, however, with the Food and Drugs Administration unwilling to approve of its use. Researchers with Louisiana State University have found a way to reduce the side effect of memory loss associated with cannabis use and said it could be adapted as a treatment for Alzheimer's.
The survey commissioned by ChildFund canvassed the views of over 6,000 children, aged between 10 and 12, in 47 countries. They were asked their views on the causes of violence and exploitation in their communities.
(Transcript from World News Australia Radio) To many observers, it's the Northern Territory's biggest social and health problem: excessive alcohol consumption.
Broad ranging, poorly defined police powers that criminalise behaviour that is legal for the great majority of Australians. Are APOs just going to further entrench disadvantage in Aboriginal communities?
Studies have shown that resveratrol, a natural compound found in colored vegetables, fruits and especially grapes, may minimize the impact of Parkinson's disease, stroke and Alzheimer's disease in those who maintain healthy diets or who regularly...
Could this be the potential pharmacotherapy for methamphetamine treatment that people have been clamouring for?
Research has found young drinkers are far more likely to ‘pre-load’ on drinks and drugs before heading out to pubs and clubs, and that those who do are at greater risk of violence and risky behaviour, according to an expert from the University of Western Sydney.
We've seen plenty of research in recent years that indicates pre-loading has the greatest influence on behaviour (and subsequent harms) once people are 'out'.
SCHOOLIES fearing they will be caught red-handed with illicit drugs are taking all their stash at once to avoid police detection.
This article raises several potential contributors to AOD related harm. People using all their drugs at once to avoid police detection is an unfortunately common occurrance at events with a visible police presence.
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