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Law to push drunks off streets, into the bush (NT)

Law to push drunks off streets, into the bush (NT) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
THE threat of mandatory rehabilitation will be used to intentionally push problem street drunks out of public view and into the "scrub", as part of the new Northern Territory government's approach to tackling alcoholism.
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A burden too heavy to carry? (Aus)

A burden too heavy to carry? (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

APRIL Campbell is confused and deeply angered by the Northern Territory  government's claim that the grog bans that have been in place for 30 years are  the invention of outsiders who want to control Aboriginal people.

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Methadone Mosque Closes Clinic (Malaysia)

Methadone Mosque Closes Clinic (Malaysia) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Daily website for alcohol and drug addiction recovery news and information. Your source for addiction recovery news, rehab reviews and sober living tips.
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Compulsory Centres for Drug Users (S.E. Asia)

In October 2003 the Prime Minister announced that the ANCD has been asked to increase its links throughout the Asia-Pacific region, specifically to promote drug use prevention, reduction and treatment.
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Exposing the ‘hidden’ problem (Ireland)

In an exclusive interview, Lloyd Mudiwa talks to British journalist, broadcaster, and political aide Alastair Campbell, and Irish GP specialising in substance abuse Dr Garrett McGovern, on Ireland and Britain’s relationships with alcohol.

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Taser ruled out of Roberto Laudisio Curti's death (NSW)

Taser ruled out of Roberto Laudisio Curti's death (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
TASERS almost certainly did not cause the death of Brazilian student Roberto Laudisio Curti despite his body being covered in more than a dozen marks from the weapon, an inquest heard yesterday.
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Spike in painkiller deaths: claim (Vic)

Spike in painkiller deaths: claim (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Premier Ted Baillieu has described as "deeply disturbing" a claim that 15 people have died from Fentanyl overdoses in Victoria in the past year, more than in the past decade combined.

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Smoking in the spotlight as Aborigines share their battles to quit (SA)

Smoking in the spotlight as Aborigines share their battles to quit (SA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
KIRSTY Ah Matt believes she could have been a champion basketballer if she had never smoked.
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Teen's drug claim leads to review (WA)

The Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services will examine drug use at the State's main juvenile detention centre after an allegation a teenager used cannabis “every day” while detained.
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No alcohol tax changes according to Swan (Aus)

Any alcohol tax changes for Australia still seem to be in the far distance as Treasurer, Wayne Swan has asserted that he would not "change alcohol tax in the middle of a wine glut and where there is an industry restructure under way" despite a recent finding that Australia's wine glut is as good as over.

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Helping More People Overcome Drug & Alcohol Addiction (NSW)

Helping More People Overcome Drug & Alcohol Addiction (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

People currently unable to access treatment for drug and alcohol addiction will now have access to additional treatment and rehabilitation services, Minister for Mental Health and Healthy Lifestyles, Kevin Humphries, announced today.

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Drug abuse: Another Punjab study too pegged it at 70% (India)

Even as it is busy shredding to pieces a study, which Congress general secretary quoted while saying that seven out of 10 youth in Punjab do drugs, another report based on a survey done on behalf of the state government in 2009 had also found that drug addiction in the state “could be as high as 70 per cent”.

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Tollner raises bar on lifting alcohol controls (NT)

Tollner raises bar on lifting alcohol controls (NT) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
NT Alcohol Policy Minister Dave Tollner says there will not be any changes to alcohol restrictions until a mandatory rehabilitation program is in place.
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Communities must show how alcohol plans can work better (Qld)

Communities must show how alcohol plans can work better (Qld) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
NOW that some of the heat has gone out of public discussion about the review of alcohol management plans in 19 Queensland indigenous communities, I'd like to shine some light on what's actually proposed.
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Why No One Goes to Rehab During Election Season (USA)

Why No One Goes to Rehab During Election Season (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
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Ten paramedics implicated in drug thefts in past four years (Vic)

Ten paramedics implicated in drug thefts in past four years (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
AT least 10 paramedics have been implicated in drug thefts from Ambulance Victoria in the past four years.
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Romania introduces new legislation banning legal highs

Romania introduces new legislation banning legal highs | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

New legal provisions aimed at banning legal highs continue to ignore the inevitable disastrous consequences for public health. The legislation, which came into force last month, raises several questions.

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Plain talking on the alcohol epidemic (Ireland)

Plain talking on the alcohol epidemic (Ireland) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

With the nation’s love affair with alcohol as intoxicating as ever, Dr Garrett FitzGerald praises the work of the Aiséirí Treatment Centre in Wexford, which is quietly celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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State Government wants to ban discounted alcohol, breakable glasses after midnight with new Late Night Trading Liquor Code (SA)

State Government wants to ban discounted alcohol, breakable glasses after midnight with new Late Night Trading Liquor Code (SA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
DISCOUNTED alcohol and the use of breakable glassware would be banned after midnight in late night entertainment venues under new measures being considered by the State Government.
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Crack Addicts Rounded up After Rio Slum Takeovers (Brazil)

Days after police stormed one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous shantytowns to seize back territory long held by a powerful drug dealing organization, city health and welfare workers are working to ease the despair and devastation left behind among hundreds of crack cocaine addicts suddenly without drugs.

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SA Health to continue sending underaged teens in to try to buy smokes

SA Health to continue sending underaged teens in to try to buy smokes | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
THE Health Department will continue to pay children as young as 14 to act as bait to entrap businesses selling cigarettes to minors.
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SA wants new late night liquor code

GLASSWARE and discounted or free alcohol would be banned after midnight in South Australian pubs and clubs, under new proposals being considered by the state government.
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BDR absence felt in Darwin and remote communities (NT)

BDR absence felt in Darwin and remote communities (NT) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Community members in Darwin and around the Top End have called for more support amidst rising violence and problem drinking since the Banned Drinker Register was scrapped.
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Wine supply issues remain (Aus)

AUSTRALIA'S peak wine body has hit back at claims the country's wine oversupply is almost over.
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Venues to face tougher alcohol rules (SA)

Venues to face tougher alcohol rules (SA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A planned code of conduct would include a 3:00am lockout at SA licensed venues to help curb alcohol-related violence.
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