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Queensland drug squad tackles mining problem

Queensland drug squad tackles mining problem | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Queensland Police say illicit drug manufacturers are targeting mining industry workers.
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Mine workers speak out over a culture of drug use in FIFO camps (Aus)

Mine workers speak out over a culture of drug use in FIFO camps (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Miners say drug use a problem as resources industry considers more stringent testing.
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Defence against violent CBD drunks could be gone by Easter (Qld)

Defence against violent CBD drunks could be gone by Easter (Qld) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
GLADSTONE Police’s community-funded Operation Parasol is running dry of funds, with police warning the successful initiative could be abandoned before Easter.
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Call for zero blood alcohol for under 25s (Aus)

Call for zero blood alcohol for under 25s (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
All drivers aged under 25 should be restricted to a zero blood alcohol limit, a public health group says.
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Democracy 2015 group asks for public’s opinion on drugs issue (UK)

Democracy 2015, the pressure group that aims to open up Parliament to representatives who are not career politicians, is to hold a series of public meetings to hear what people say about the UK’s drug problems.
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Physicians Should Not Be Responsible For Prescribing Marijuana (Canada)

Physicians in Canada should not be responsible for prescribing marijuana unless the federal government commits to ensuring that it is a prescription drug, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian
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Northern Mexico newspaper cites security, says it will no longer cover drug gang violence

MEXICO CITY — A newspaper in the northern Mexico border state of Coahuila announced Monday it will no longer cover information related to drug cartels, citing safety concerns.
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Alcohol watershed proposal won’t work, advertisers claim (Ireland)

Alcohol watershed proposal won’t work, advertisers claim (Ireland) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
RTÉ says 9pm rule would damage Irish media sector
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I lost my mum to the bottle (Aus)

I lost my mum to the bottle (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
One woman's story of how her mother's drinking habit affected her family.
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Call for zero blood alcohol for under 25s (Aus)

Call for zero blood alcohol for under 25s (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
All drivers aged under 25 should be restricted to a zero blood alcohol limit, a public health group says.
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Push for medicinal use of cannabis to ease chronic pain (NSW)

Push for medicinal use of cannabis to ease chronic pain (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Cannabis should be approved for medicinal use for people suffering chronic pain, advocates have told a NSW parliamentary committee.
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Drug danger in Gold Coast schools (Qld)

THE Gold Coast region is the booming drug school capital of Queensland, according to confidential ...
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More women are getting drunk on Sydney streets than ever before

More women are getting drunk on Sydney streets than ever before | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
YOUNG women are getting drunker than ever on Sydney's streets.
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Police to meet Balgo elders over kids sniffing (WA)

Police to meet Balgo elders over kids sniffing (WA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Police are meeting elders in Balgo after a group of children, the youngest of whom was eight, attempted to sniff petrol after stealing a jerry-can of Opal fuel.
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Newcastle liquor reforms on show at Summit

Newcastle liquor reforms on show at Summit | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Newcastle's success in combating late night drinking problems will be up for discussion in State Parliament today as the Government tries to tackle binge drinking issues.
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thomas chadrawy1's curator insight, May 20, 2013 6:58 AM

It's good to see that the government is aware of the dangers that can come about as a reult to binge drinking and are taking steps in the right direction to combat them. A need for stricter policies to control the habits of binge drinking and what is a direct result of it is needed and this summit may bring about this change. What startled me most about this article is the statistics that show the increse in alcohol related incidents that resulted in hospitilisation and domestic assualts in the last decade. 

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MPs blamed for NSW alcohol reform failures

A BIPARTISAN bid to counter alcohol abuse in NSW failed to bring down alcohol-related hospitalisations, assaults and domestic violence due to a lack of political leadership, a health forum has heard.
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Ex drug users and alcoholics 'can make the best workers' says Iain Duncan Smith (UK)

Ex drug users and alcoholics 'can make the best workers' says Iain Duncan Smith (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Former drug users and alcoholics can make the best employees, Iain Duncan Smith will say on Tuesday, as he sets out plans to get more addicts off benefits and into work.
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OzHealth App

The OzHealth App is a condensed version of the thirteenth biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). It is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national statistics and information on the health of all Australians.

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The Russian Smoking Ban: Will It Snuff Out Big Tobacco Profits?

The Russian Smoking Ban: Will It Snuff Out Big Tobacco Profits? | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Last week, Russia became the latest country to impose major new restrictions on smoking in public places.
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Addressing global scourge of illicit drugs

Addressing global scourge of illicit drugs | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The international drug conventions have helped limit the threat of illicit drugs. Global opium production fell by roughly 80 percent in the last century, even as the earth’s population quadrupled.
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Zero alcohol limit for young drivers hard to swallow

Zero alcohol limit for young drivers hard to swallow | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
ADDICTION medicine physician at Lyndon Withdrawal Unit Rod MacQueen has warned that a push towards a zero blood alcohol limit for all drivers under 25 may simply victimise young drivers.
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Frank Shadforth says Australia's in the grip of a national alcohol crisis

Frank Shadforth says Australia's in the grip of a national alcohol crisis | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
FOR A man who's never had a drink in his life, Frank Shadforth knows a lot about alcohol. He's seen many family members -including his younger brother - perish from the drink.
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Wasted lives: Queensland's drugs battle

Wasted lives: Queensland's drugs battle | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The increasing threat posed by synthetic drugs readily available online or in stores as "legal highs" and the rise of social drug users are causing serious concern among those at the pointy end of Queensland's drug battle.
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Medical groups push to make marijuana legal (NSW)

Medical groups push to make marijuana legal (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Doctors, medical researchers and cancer advocacy groups want the state government to legalise the use of medical marijuana, saying it is an effective treatment for pain including the side effects of chemotherapy.
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More women turn to a life of crime (NSW)

More women turn to a life of crime (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
WOMEN are the ugly new faces of crime with disturbing new figures showing there are more females in the dock and behind bars than ever before.
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