BRAZILIAN student Roberto Laudisio Curti was consumed by an LSD-induced "psychotic state" and had "minimal" capacity to comprehend police instructions before his death in police custody on a Sydney street, a psychiatric expert has testified.
USE of cannabis extract helps ease painful muscle stiffness among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a large trial published on Tuesday in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
Tobacconists and other specialised grocery retailing in Australia has endured a challenging trading environment over the five years through 2012-13, with industry sales expected to rise by an annualised 0.1 per cent.
ECSTASY use is on the rise among recreational drug users while synthetic drug use is also climbing, a new report shows. A national survey of ecstasy and psychostimulant users found the number of people nominating ecstasy as their drug of choice jumped from 27 per cent in 2011 to 32 per cent this year, according to the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.
A new study led by researchers from the UCLA School of Nursing has found that nursing intervention can significantly decrease substance abuse among homeless youth. Published in the current issue of the American Journal on Addictions, the research also revealed that "art messaging" can have a positive effect on drug and alcohol abuse and other risky behaviors among this population.
Below is an article written by Jamie Bridge for Drink Drug News magazine about the 2012 Hot Topics conference (Please note: this is the unedited version). You can also view all the presentations from the day from the list to the right of this article, these include both the main stage presentations and the 'Unconference' presentations.