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Winegrowers seek assurances on wine tax (Aus)

Murray Valley Winegrowers (MVW) is calling on all Federal Election candidates in the seats of Mallee (Vic) and Farrer (NSW) to publicly support a no-change-in-wine-tax policy and to press their parties to formally adopt that policy as part of their 2013 Election Platforms.

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The industry advocating for the status quo.

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Why I changed my mind on weed (USA)

Why I changed my mind on weed (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Over the last year, Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been working on a new documentary called "Weed." The title "Weed" may sound cavalier, but the content is not.
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Just in case you haven't seen this already.

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WA Teens charged for drug purchases through Silk Road website

WA Teens charged for drug purchases through Silk Road website | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
THREE West Australians, including two teenagers, have been convicted in recent months for buying drugs through a notorious underground website.
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Our brains can (unconsciously) save us from temptation (USA)

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that inaction-related words in our environment can unconsciously influence our self-control.
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Spike in children suffering foetal alcohol syndrome (Aus)

Drug and alcohol experts fear the prevelance of foetal alcohol syndrome in the next generation will be significantly higher than in previous generations.
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How to live with an alcoholic partner, according to Blind Drunk author Anne Morshead (Aus)

How to live with an alcoholic partner, according to Blind Drunk author Anne Morshead (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
ANNE Morshead met her partner in a pub. Which is ironic, because alcohol eventually threatened to destroy their relationship.
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Small-time drug dealers and extortion victims have been the target of home invasions on the Gold Coast

THEY are not the sort of debt collectors who send a polite reminder notice.
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South Australia Government drops Quit anti-smoking advertising campaign, cuts 30 drug and alcohol staff

THE State Government will quit its anti-smoking advertising campaign and cut 30 anti-tobacco, drug and alcohol jobs in a budget savings measure.
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One stop drop (Aus)

One stop drop (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Problem drinkers are finding simple and effective help at the click of a mouse.
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New laws crack down on graffiti vandals and drug traffickers (Qld)

Drug traffickers will serve tough, mandatory sentences and graffiti vandals will now be forced to clean up their mess under new laws passed by the Newman Government overnight.

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Troops face high stress risk (Aus)

Troops face high stress risk (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Those exposed repeatedly to combat and trauma face a 15-fold increase in risk of mental health problems.
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With obvious implications for AOD use and family impacts.

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Drink and drug tests put brakes on city's drivers (ACT)

Drink and drug tests put brakes on city's drivers (ACT) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Canberra drivers are much more likely to be stopped by police for roadside drink-driving tests than illegal drug checks.
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Cops like ‘boozers pay’ call (NSW)

Cops like ‘boozers pay’ call (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A CALL for a boozer pays system to recoup costs to society of alcohol abuse has received a mixed response in the Clarence Valley.
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Nightclubs see red over Casino loophole (SA)

Nightclubs see red over Casino loophole (SA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The State Government has refuted claims the Casino will become a magnet for the drunken and disorderly because its exempt from late-night lockouts.
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$25m to stem rise in HIV (Aus)

$25m to stem rise in HIV (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The Rudd government will this week outline a $25 million strategy to tackle sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, which is on the rise for the first time in five years.
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Govt proposal includes increasing access to needle and syringe programs in rural and regional areas.

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Outspoken specialist in addictions

Outspoken specialist in addictions | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
RAY SEIDLER 1952-2013Ray Seidler was a Kings Cross Clinic doctor who blogged, who tweeted and who opened the clinic on Christmas Day when no one else would.
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RIP @drrayseidler

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Jorge Alberto Lopez Borquez's comment, September 17, 2013 2:01 PM
En el artículo se habla de científicos especialistas en adicciones que comparten sus distintas terapias
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Cocaine use alters metabolism: study (UK)

An assumption that cocaine use leads to weight loss by suppressing appetite has been questioned. Cocaine users are often thin because the drug drastically alters their metabolism, a study suggests.

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Adelaide Casino challenged to restrict access to bars

Adelaide Casino challenged to restrict access to bars | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
CITY pubs and nightclubs say Adelaide Casino will become a trouble magnet for drunken revellers and have challenged its management to abide by the same rules as them when a crackdown on alcohol-fuelled violence begins this year.
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Time to 'rethink' charities (Aus)

Time to 'rethink' charities (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Rates of reoffending, substance abuse and unemployment are getting worse, according to snapshot.
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Will be interesting to see the detail of this report
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What alcohol does to your teeth (Aus)

What alcohol does to your teeth (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
AN AUSSIE dentist wants us all to go easy on the red bull and vodkas because they're eating away at our teeth.
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Police Union president Ian Leavers proposes a user-pays system for call-outs to deal with drunk patrons (Qld)

Police Union president Ian Leavers proposes a user-pays system for call-outs to deal with drunk patrons (Qld) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
POLICE want pubs and clubs to pay every time venues call Triple 0 when they can't control their drunk patrons.
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South Australian Government to cut health services

South Australian Government to cut health services | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Health Minister Jack Snelling has proposed cuts to the South Australian health sector aimed at saving $5.2 million annually by 2017.
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Including key AOD services. 

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Doing the maths to cut Hepatitis C in injecting drug users (UK)

Hepatitis C is a blood borne virus and a major cause of liver disease and liver cancer.
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Making the economic case for combining antiviral treatment with harm reduction services.

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New institute targets brain research (Qld)

New institute targets brain research (Qld) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
HELPING the North's soldiers suffering post-traumatic stress disorder find better relief will be among the primary areas for research for a new charity being launched in Townsville.
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We need a sober debate on misuse of alcohol (ACT)

We need a sober debate on misuse of alcohol (ACT) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Public policy is not well served by misinformation, half-truths and distortions.
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A hearty dose of FARE-bashing from ClubsACT.  Can't see what they would possibly have to gain.

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