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Cigarette Smoking Linked to Early Use (and Liking) of Cannabis (USA/Aus)

Cigarette Smoking Linked to Early Use (and Liking) of Cannabis (USA/Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Cigarette smoking and cannabis use overlap—over 90 percent of people who have used cannabis are cigarette smokers or have smoked at least once in their lives.
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Ban on smoking in cars carrying children (Ireland)

Ban on smoking in cars carrying children (Ireland) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Radical legislation to ban smoking in vehicles carrying children has been approved by Health Minister James Reilly and will be enforced before the summer.
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Six in hospital after taking hallucinogen (UK)

Six in hospital after taking hallucinogen (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Police believe they took 2CB, also known as bromo and nexus, an illegal drug described as a cross between ecstasy and LSD
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Liquor laws to be reviewed in the West

Liquor laws to be reviewed in the West | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Western Australia’s Minister for Racing and Gaming has appointed a committee to review the State’s existing liquor laws. The Review Committee is now
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Bangladesh sets death clock updating tobacco-related deaths

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh unveiled a Death Clock in its capital to raise awareness about smoking-related deaths in a country which ranks among the world's highest in tobacco consumption.Around 57,000...
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Criminal groups shore up supplies of party drugs (Qld)

Criminal groups shore up supplies of party drugs (Qld) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A FRESH wave of high-purity "ecstasy" is expected to hit Queensland's party scene this summer.
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Queensland Government criticised for its mental health care record

Queensland Government criticised for its mental health care record | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A MAN who choked on a cake of soap is one of 24 people who died "unexpected, unnatural or violent deaths" under the care of Queensland mental health facilities in the past 21/2 years.
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'Ice' users likely to suffer psychosis on drug, study finds (Aus)

'Ice' users likely to suffer psychosis on drug, study finds (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

USERS of methamphetamine, or ''ice'', are five times likelier to suffer psychotic symptoms while taking the drug, according to a groundbreaking new Australian study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry.

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Detoxing heroin-addicted prisoners not an 'appropriate' treatment, says doctor (Ireland)

Detoxing heroin-addicted prisoners not an 'appropriate' treatment, says doctor (Ireland) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
An inquest was told by a leading doctor in addiction services yesterday that prisoners who are put on forced detox are at greater risk of relapse, overdose and death.
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Move to lift freeze on liquor licences comes under fire (NSW)

Move to lift freeze on liquor licences comes under fire (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A FREEZE on new liquor licences in the southern part of the CBD has been lifted by the NSW government for the first time since 2009 to trial a new method of assessing the risk to the community from alcohol-related violence.
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Have We Lost War on Drugs? (US)

Have We Lost War on Drugs? (US) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
After more than four decades of a failed experiment, the human cost has become too high. It is time to consider the decriminalization of drug use and the drug market, write Gary S. Becker and Kevin M.
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Smoking: Can the nation kick the habit? (UK)

Smoking: Can the nation kick the habit? (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The new year will see plenty of smokers trying to quit, but for the past five years the overall numbers have hardly changed. Is there now a hardcore group who will never quit?
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The less than human among us (Canada)

The less than human among us (Canada) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Opinion: Society dehumanizes the addicted while ignoring the genetic and environmental factors at play
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An interesting opinion piece that looks at the genetic and environmental influences on problematic drug use, particularly intergenerational drug use.

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Ready to roll: all change at alcohol-free club (Ireland)

Ready to roll: all change at alcohol-free club (Ireland) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
IRISH LIVES:For Dubliner Joseph Quinn, today is all about last-minute arrangements as he prepares to launch the latest addition to the capital’s social scene.
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Whisky body challenges minimum alcohol pricing (Scotland)

A LEGAL challenge to the Scottish Government’s plan for minimum pricing on alcohol kicks off this week in Edinburgh, with the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) claiming it would break UK and European Union law.
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Decriminalise drugs, peers say (UK)

Decriminalise drugs, peers say (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
All illegal drugs should be decriminalised and the least harmful regulated and sold in licensed shops, an inquiry by cross-party peers concludes.
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Make legal highs available for sale, government urged (UK)

Make legal highs available for sale, government urged (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
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Hundreds drugged behind the wheel (Aus/NZ)

Hundreds drugged behind the wheel (Aus/NZ) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
ALMOST 300 drivers were caught drug-driving over the Christmas holidays - and 3600 more were charged with drink-driving.
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Talitha comes clean on her bottle blues (NSW)

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CHANNEL 7 news reporter Talitha Cummins has made a startling confession about her battle with alcohol and is now four months sober after a quit program.   

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Illegal tobacco haul down as demand drops (Aus)

Illegal tobacco haul down as demand drops (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
CUSTOMS and Border Protection seized more than 125 million cigarettes being brought illegally into the country in 2012. Laid end to end the cigarettes would have stretched from Canberra to Perth and back again.
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Ketamine: Leading the Way Toward Fast-Acting Antidepressants (US)

Ketamine: Leading the Way Toward Fast-Acting Antidepressants (US) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
It's an anesthetic popular with vets, but the latest studies show ketamine also shows promise as a potential antidepressant.
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Why Former Drunks Make Unstoppable Runners (US)

Why Former Drunks Make Unstoppable Runners (US) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Need encouragement in your resolution to switch the bottle for a healthier fix? A sober marathoner offers eight reasons you're born to run.
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Petty drug users fill New Zealand jails (NZ)

Petty drug users fill New Zealand jails (NZ) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Hundreds of people are locked up for petty drug offences every year - many for crimes our top legal body says should not exist.

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Mexico considers marijuana legalization after ballot wins in U.S.

Mexico considers marijuana legalization after ballot wins in U.S. | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Mexico, which has fought a long war against drug cartels that supply U.S. users, is rethinking its marijuana policy after Colorado and Washington approved legalization.
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HSE app aims to help smokers beat the habit (Ireland)

HSE app aims to help smokers beat the habit (Ireland) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Smokers trying to quit are being given another tool to double their chances of beating nicotine with a new, free smartphone app based on a highly successful HSE social networking page.
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It seems it's not just ReGen who are utilising apps to educate and support people around alcohol and other drugs!  Our ReFreshing book on alcohol will be available free on iTunes soon.  

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