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Thirst for pre-drinks linked to violent nightlife (Aus)

Thirst for pre-drinks linked to violent nightlife (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A CULTURE of downing alcohol before going out is significantly contributing to violence and harm in pubs and clubs, Australia's largest study into alcohol-related nightlife crime has found.
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Older students drinking at risky levels (Aus)

A survey of Australian high school students has found those aged 16 and 17 continue to consume alcohol at risky levels.
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Our Govt asleep at the wheel (NZ)

Our Govt asleep at the wheel (NZ) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
When the Government decided not to lower the blood-alcohol level for drivers from 80mg per 100ml of blood to 50mg, it cited the need for New Zealand-specific research.
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Tale of two cities at night (NSW)

 FACED with unacceptable levels of alcohol-related violence in the Newcastle CBD, the state government introduced a series of tough licensing restrictions in 2008 that have been widely credited for cleaning up the city streets.
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Government will not change drugs policy despite critical report (UK)

Government will not change drugs policy despite critical report (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The Government tonight ruled out any shift in drugs policy despite a damning report by an influential group of MPs which said Britain was failing to tackle drug barons or the multi-billion pound global profits of their illegal trade.
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Australian television news coverage of alcohol, health and related policies, 2005 to 2010: implications for alcohol policy advocates

Australian television news coverage of alcohol, health and related policies, 2005 to 2010: implications for alcohol policy advocates | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Problems related to alcohol were well-established foci of news attention and reportage and covered a broad spectrum of issues related to public health goals, yet less coverage centred on long-term health consequences or effective policy solutions.

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Alcohol education unit axed (NSW)

Alcohol education unit axed (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
THE unit responsible for educating schoolchildren about the dangers of alcohol and drugs has been axed, the teachers' union says.
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Men face higher risk (Vic)

Victorian men more likely to suffer cancers linked to smoking and drinking, study finds.
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ICE: Time to unite and step up ice fight (Vic)

CITY Mayor Keith Fagg has called for all levels of government to work together to combat the scourge of methamphetamine abuse in the Geelong community.
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Drugs at heart of crime crisis, Woodley says (NSW)

Latest Tamworth news, sport, football and business news from The Northern Daily Leader.
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Quiet start to Operation Unite (Tas)

Tasmanian police say they think their highly visible presence in the state's entrainment precincts last night encouraged drinkers to behave more responsible than perhaps they otherwise would have.
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Brisk trade at off-licences before price hikes (Ireland)

Off-licences across the country were reporting brisk trade last night as shoppers flocked to buy wine before the price shot up from midnight.
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Teachers strike over drugs test (UK)

Teachers strike over drugs test (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Teachers at a special school in Derbyshire are on strike over the school's policy of drugs tests on staff.
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Nick Flanagan's curator insight, December 12, 2012 10:10 AM

I don't see any reason for the teachers to be upset about taking a drug test.  However at the same time I don't think it's fair to just spring a drug test on them randomly.  I get that drugs are a big problem all across the world, and England is trying to put a stop to it in thier country, but doing a random drug test isn't the way to go.  On the other hand the teachers getting offending and not wanting to take the test makes it seem like they have something to hide.

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‘Violence tax’ push for booze barns (NSW)

‘Violence tax’ push for booze barns (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

BOTTLE shops and discount liquor barns should pay extra tax to cover the cost of alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour, according to a new national study based largely on Newcastle.

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High-risk drinking out of control in NSW

High-risk drinking out of control in NSW | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A CULTURE of ''pre-loading'' on alcohol before going to pubs and clubs is causing alcohol-related crime, violence, hospital admissions, assault and death.
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Rise In Mephedrone Addiction Rivals Heroin Use – Huffington Post Live

Video on mepehdrone use globally.

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David Cameron urged to take 'now or never' step on drugs reform (UK)

David Cameron urged to take 'now or never' step on drugs reform (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Cross-party committee says prime minister should set up royal commission on Britain's failing drug laws...
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MPs call for drugs policy rethink (UK)

MPs call for drugs policy rethink (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A committee of MPs urges ministers to closely consider a system of decriminalising drugs adopted in Portugal, saying the UK must rethink large parts of its drugs policy.
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Sleeping drug query in woman's chute death (Vic)

Sleeping drug query in woman's chute death (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
One of Victoria's most experienced homicide detectives has questioned whether the sleeping drug Stilnox contributed to the death of Melbourne woman Phoebe Handsjuk.
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Rethinking our attitude to drugs (Vic)

Rethinking our attitude to drugs (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Today's guest is Luke O'Connor, an expert in helping those with drug and alcohol problems.

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How the War on Drugs Caused the Fake Pot Problem (USA)

How the War on Drugs Caused the Fake Pot Problem (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Drug warriors compare marijuana to rape and genocide, but the synthetic stuff may be far more dangerous.
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Wine not heart-healthy for fatties |(NSW)

Counter to common beliefs, wine not so great for heart health.
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Pot smokers enter legal limbo in Washington, Colorado

Pot smokers enter legal limbo in Washington, Colorado | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A legal haze descends on Washington state pot smokers Thursday as possessing an ounce of marijuana becomes legal, but growing and selling it remains a crime.
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Gutkha wars: India toughens up on oral tobacco use

Gutkha wars: India toughens up on oral tobacco use | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

This is not the first time that Indian states have tried to ban gutkha, but it is the most vigorous attempt.

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