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Mental health plan for booze ban bid for under-20s (WA)

Mental health plan for booze ban bid for under-20s (WA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
TEENAGERS should be banned from consuming alcohol with growing evidence showing the acute dangers of excessive drinking on young brains and an explosion in serious injuries from grog-fuelled violence.
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Special K: ketamine's road from tranquilliser to possible antidepressant (Aus/USA)

Special K: ketamine's road from tranquilliser to possible antidepressant (Aus/USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
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British Deputy Prime Minister Says War On Drugs Is A Huge Failure

“It’s time we told the truth," Nick Clegg says.
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Spike in deaths from fentanyl overdoses (Aus)

Spike in deaths from fentanyl overdoses (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Nation's coroners reveal drug users are tampering with over-the-counter fentanyl patches, leading to a spike in fatal overdoses from the powerful painkiller.
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Health risks on the rise as diet choices take toll

Health risks on the rise as diet choices take toll | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
RESIST that pack of salty potato chips, stub out that cigarette and go easy on the alcohol because a new study has found these are the biggest risk factors to human health worldwide.
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CBD smoking ban (NSW) - video

CBD smoking ban (NSW) - video | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Come next year, smoking will be banned in the CBD of one north coast town. Council made the decision last night - claiming business will benefit.
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A Newman Government review of liquor licensing laws could including easing a ban on selling alcohol in supermarkets (Qld)

A Newman Government review of liquor licensing laws could including easing a ban on selling alcohol in supermarkets (Qld) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
THE easing of a ban on the sale of alcohol in supermarkets could form part of the Newman Government's liquor licensing law review.
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Social workers need more training on drug and alcohol issues (UK)

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Amsterdam bans smoking marijuana in school; after years of debate, pragmatic solutions prevail

Amsterdam bans smoking marijuana in school; after years of debate, pragmatic solutions prevail | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam’s mayor said Wednesday he would formally ban students from smoking marijuana at school, making the Dutch capital the first city in the Netherlands to do so.
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Drink and the Irish - Too many lives ruined by alcohol

Drink and the Irish - Too many lives ruined by alcohol | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Alcohol misuse causes more damage than poverty, violent crime, unemployment, all the cancers, and all the other drug addictions combined in this society.
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Tourists exempted from ban on smoking cannabis in Amsterdam

Tourists exempted from ban on smoking cannabis in Amsterdam | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Dutch police will not enforce a ban on the sale of marijuana to the two million foreign tourists who buy and smoke cannabis in Amsterdam's "coffee shops" every year.
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Doubt cast on MS cannabis treatment (UK)

There is no strong evidence to back the use of cannabis extract in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), it was claimed.
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Spike in GHB overdoses prompts Vic warning

Spike in GHB overdoses prompts Vic warning | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A spike in patients suffering near-fatal overdoses of the party drug GHB has prompted doctors at Melbourne's St Vincent's Hospital to issue a warning.
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Call to get tough on drunks (WA)

Call to get tough on drunks (WA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Health groups want the State Government to do more to curb alcohol-fuelled harm and violence, on the back of a new survey of West Australians showing widespread concern about drunks.
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Sober students have Friday on their minds (USA)

Sober students have Friday on their minds (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
THE Frostburg State University College of Business is among the latest participants in a national effort to decrease student binge drinking on Thursday nights by increasing the number of classes held on Fridays.
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Women who are light smokers double the risk of sudden death: study (USA)

Women who are light smokers double the risk of sudden death: study (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Smoking just one cigarette a day doubles a woman's chance of sudden death, according to a large scale study that found you don't have to be a pack-a-day smoker to increase your risk of dying.
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Ready availability of alcohol big problem (NSW)

THE results of the latest study into alcohol-related nightlife crime by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research should not be a surprise to anyone in Australia.
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Alcohol-fuelled violence dampens cheer during holiday season (NSW)

Alcohol-fuelled violence dampens cheer during holiday season (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
DRINKERS in NSW are being asked to take it easy this festive season, with figures predicting more than 12,000 alcohol-related hospitalisations over the summer.
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We are not wowsers: NSW alcohol group

We are not wowsers: NSW alcohol group | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A new lobby group pushing for tighter alcohol controls says people with preventable alcohol-related injuries are taking up hospital beds and resources.
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UN says methamphetamine remains biggest drug threat in East and Southeast Asia

BANGKOK — The powerful form of methamphetamine known as crystal meth is rapidly gaining market share among the traders and users of illicit stimulants in East and Southeast Asia, the United Nations’ anti-drug agency said Wednesday.
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Drivers face roadside drug tests this summer (Ireland)

Drivers face roadside drug tests this summer (Ireland) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
GARDAI will begin carrying out roadside drug testing from next summer as part of a major crackdown on dangerous driving.
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Spain arrests woman with cocaine breast implants

Spain arrests woman with cocaine breast implants | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Panamanian woman detained after arriving at Barcelona airport with 1.4kg of cocaine concealed in breast implants
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Smugglers use canon to shoot cannabis over US border (Mexico)

Smugglers use canon to shoot cannabis over US border (Mexico) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Mexican smugglers have used a pneumatic-powered cannon to propel cans packed with 85 pounds of marijuana into the air and over a fence at the Mexican border near San Luis, Arizona.
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