Alcohol & other drug issues in the media
120.4K views | +53 today
Follow
Alcohol & other drug issues in the media
Topics being covered in the media that are of interest to us
Curated by ReGenUC
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

The drugs that are far more deadly than cannabis (UK)

The drugs that are far more deadly than cannabis (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

The drugs that kill the most people in England and Wales also happen to be legal, according to the latest data available.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Smartphone can test for HIV, syphilis (USA)

Smartphone can test for HIV, syphilis (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Miami (AFP) - US researchers have found a way to turn a common smartphone into a quick and easy device to conduct field tests for HIV and syphilis.
ReGenUC's insight:

Assuming it's effective and reliable, this is good news for increasing the accessibility of testing for these and other viruses.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

US man convicted of operating Silk Road

A US man has been swiftly convicted of creating and operating underground website Silk Road that prosecutors say enabled drug dealers to reach customers around the world.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Report finds government could save $9 billion in healthcare costs by addressing childhood trauma (Aus)

Report finds government could save $9 billion in healthcare costs by addressing childhood trauma (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Australia's leading childhood trauma support and advocacy group has proposed improved training for health professionals as part of recommendations to reduce the cost of untreated childhood suffering.
ReGenUC's insight:

The ASCA study looked at four key impacts of childhood trauma: alcohol misuse, mental illness, obesity and suicide.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Indonesia's drugs strategy under fire

Indonesia's drugs strategy under fire | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
INDONESIA'S strategy in its war against drugs is under attack, with lawmakers airing concerns over the prison drug culture and experts challenging the deterrent effect of the death penalty.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

As the toll of heroin rises in Baltimore, so does the cost of a life-saving drug

As the toll of heroin rises in Baltimore, so does the cost of a life-saving drug | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
"It's a tragedy for anyone to die of an overdose if the reason is we can not get this medication into their hands."
ReGenUC's insight:

More on the impacts of naloxone's jump in price.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Military 'must tackle alcohol abuse' (UK)

Military 'must tackle alcohol abuse' (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

The government's strategy for combating alcohol abuse in the armed forces is ineffective, a top psychiatrist says.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Death penalty doesn’t work: Bali judge

Death penalty doesn’t work: Bali judge | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A LAWYER for Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran says he was caught off guard and “disturbed” at reports they will be killed in next round of executions.
ReGenUC's insight:

Understandably, there's lots of discussion about this issue at the moment.  The reality of executions tends to focus the public mind on the impacts of drug policy on individuals, families and the wider community.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Synthetic cannabis deaths show case for controlled sale of marijuana, expert says (Aus)

Synthetic cannabis deaths show case for controlled sale of marijuana, expert says (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Researchers say the substances in synthetic cannabis are difficult to identify and constantly changing, making both treatment and law enforcement difficult
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Study findings could offer roadmap for preventing deaths from drug overdoses (USA)

Results from a new study show that participants in drug overdose education programs tend to be parents (mostly mothers) who provide financial support for their son/daughter, have daily contact with their loved one, have applied for court-mandated treatment and have witnessed an overdose.
ReGenUC's insight:

Highlighting the importance of the role family members can play in overdose prevention.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Winemakers chase the flavour in early harvest (NSW)

Winemakers chase the flavour in early harvest (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The first grapes have been picked for a low alcohol wine research project in central west New South Wales.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

VicHealth No Excuse Needed campaign urges moderation with alcohol

VicHealth No Excuse Needed campaign urges moderation with alcohol | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
RADIO journalist and fashion blogger, Lauren Brain has backed a campaign to promote drinking in moderation among young people.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Marijuana arrests plunge in NYC after policy change

Marijuana arrests plunge in NYC after policy change | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
New York City's pledge to stop making many marijuana arrests is playing out on the streets, where arrests and summonses for small-time pot possession have plummeted since the policy change this fall.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Israeli Government Prohibits Export of Medical Marijuana

Israeli Government Prohibits Export of Medical Marijuana | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The growing demand for medical marijuana in Isreali has led many entrepreneurs to pursue a growing, but becoming a supplier may not be in Israel’s future.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Marijuana Use During Pregnancy (USA)

Marijuana Use During Pregnancy (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Colorado has proposed a bill to make marijuana warnings mandatory for pregnant women.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Just Reinvest NSW: Program to tackle indigenous over-representation in jail could be a 'game changer'

Just Reinvest NSW: Program to tackle indigenous over-representation in jail could be a 'game changer' | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
In a rare show of bipartisanship, the state government and the opposition have backed pilot programs to tackle the crisis of Aboriginal over-representation in prison.
ReGenUC's insight:

A greater focus on support and improved access to treatment services is certainly a good start.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Could beer help fend off Alzheimers? (Aus)

Could beer help fend off Alzheimers? (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
While there has been much deliberation about the health benefits of wine, beer has been largely ignored – until now.
ReGenUC's insight:

NDRI's Tina Lam says there are 'serious methodological flaws' in the US study, but this article is less of an analysis of the findings and more of a discussion of craft beer.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Council rangers set to crack down on 4pm alcohol curfew on Manly’s East Esplanade Reserve (NSW)

Council rangers set to crack down on 4pm alcohol curfew on Manly’s East Esplanade Reserve (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
It’s last call on drinks at 4pm at East Esplanade Reserve, with council rangers set to crack down on the area.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Mexican Opium Farmers Expand Plots to Supply U.S. Heroin Boom

Mexican Opium Farmers Expand Plots to Supply U.S. Heroin Boom | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
It all goes for export, a lucrative business mostly run by the Sinaloa Cartel
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Liver cancer Australia's most deadly cancer

Liver cancer looms as Australia's greatest cancer challenge, according to a new analysis shows, with one Australian dying of liver cancer for every Australian who is diagnosed with the disease.
ReGenUC's insight:

Untreated viral hepatitis the leading cause in Australia. Yet more evidence of the importance of harm reduction measures to prevent infections and better access to treatment.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Time to put the brakes on harmful booze consumption (Aus)

Time to put the brakes on harmful booze consumption (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol recently bestowed on the federal government the dubious honour of performing worst among all Australian governments in tackling alcohol problems with the "Fizzers" award.
ReGenUC's insight:

Mike Daube and Todd Harper on the state of alcohol policy in Australia.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

E-cigarette reform ignites controversy with 242 submissions and accusations of bias (ACT)

E-cigarette reform ignites controversy with 242 submissions and accusations of bias (ACT) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The ACT Government has been swamped with submissions from health and industry groups on e-cigarettes.
ReGenUC's insight:

Citing ATODA's Carrie Fowlie

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Drug-resistant HIV viruses can spread rapidly, shows study (Switzerland)

Drug-resistant HIV viruses can spread rapidly. This is the conclusion of a study conducted as part of the SWISS HIV Cohort Study, which is supported by the SNSF. Only the continuous introduction of new drugs can stop the virus from getting the upper hand.
ReGenUC's insight:

Highlighting the importance of an ongoing focus on harm reduction to prevent infections.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Cancer Council calls for ban on cigarette sales near schools (NSW)

The Cancer Council says statistics show it is easier for a child to buy a packet of cigarettes near a school in the Hunter, than a loaf of bread.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Let’s face it, we need to introduce minimum pricing on alcohol — and legalise other drugs (UK)

Let’s face it, we need to introduce minimum pricing on alcohol — and legalise other drugs (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
In the last few years alcohol has become the leading cause of death in men under 50 years of age, and it will soon achieve a similar deadly status in…
more...
No comment yet.