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China parades prisoners before execution

China parades prisoners before execution | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
During a two-hour television broadcast that was part morality play, part propaganda tour de force, the Chinese government sent four foreign drug traffickers to their deaths.
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Port Adelaide acts on sports crime threat by appointing integrity officer (Aus)

Port Adelaide acts on sports crime threat by appointing integrity officer (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
PORT Adelaide is the first AFL club to react to the drug crisis in Australian sport by declaring a minimal-tolerance policy at Alberton.
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Australian experts back British call for ad ban to curb alcohol harm

Australian experts back British call for ad ban to curb alcohol harm | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Radical steps are needed to stem the rise in alcohol-related death and injury, according to a strategy plan.
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Ice ice baby: record seizure won't freeze crystal meth market (Aus)

Ice ice baby: record seizure won't freeze crystal meth market (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Yesterday’s record 585 kg crystal methamphetamine seizure made headlines, but then so do many others. Was this one big enough to deserve special attention?
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Electronic cigarettes gaining awareness, use (USA)

Increased awareness and use of electronic cigarettes in the U.S. outlined in a study released Thursday highlights the need for government regulation and evaluation, the head of the Centers for Disease ...
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Future Fund gives the flick to tobacco shares (Aus)

The Future Fund will drop tobacco producers from its investment portfolio.
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Fear, stigma and prejudice limit pharmacy methadone delivery (Aus)

Fear, stigma and prejudice limit pharmacy methadone delivery (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Fear of the impact on existing customers is one of the key reasons that 60 per cent of community pharmacies in Australia do not provide opioid substitution treatment (OST) services, new research reveals.
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Adelaide Uni criminologist David Caruso warns of rising drugs use

Adelaide Uni criminologist David Caruso warns of rising drugs use | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
THOUSANDS more people are being caught using, possessing, producing and trading illicit drugs compared with five years ago.
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Drinkers are kidding themselves: study (UK)

Drinkers are kidding themselves: study (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
TRUTH and alcohol may not mix, particularly when people are asked how much they drink.
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Alcohol warning labels and 'valuable label real estate' (Aus)

Alcohol warning labels and 'valuable label real estate' (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
There’s a legal requirement in Australia for all packaged alcohol to show the alcohol content of the beverage and the number of standard drinks.
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Scientists are not divided over device that 'remotely detects hepatitis C' (UK)

Scientists are not divided over device that 'remotely detects hepatitis C' (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Suzi Gage: Without any peer-reviewed evidence or an adequate explanation of how it works, scientists are rightly sceptical about a device that can diagnose hepatitis C remotely
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Policing young people - use of stop and search for drugs and how feeling drunk affects the relationship (UK)

Policing young people - use of stop and search for drugs and how feeling drunk affects the relationship (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The Police Foundation have produced an interesting report about the policing of young adults, which has many echoes of the things we found in the focus group work that our youth advisors recently c...
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'We don't notice we're drinking' (UK) - video

'We don't notice we're drinking' (UK) - video | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Alcohol Concern's Eric Appleby says figures suggesting people seriously under-report the amount they drink are partly because "we don't even notice a lot of what we're drinking."
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Frank memoir explores the cost of our drinking culture (Aus)

Frank memoir explores the cost of our drinking culture (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
SCOTTISH-BORN journalist Jill Stark was a health reporter with a blind spot: despite writing about Australia's binge-drinking culture for The Age newspaper, she would regularly drink to excess, as she'd done since her teens.
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GHB tops drug visits to hospitals with most patients coming from private residences and licensed venues (Vic)

GHB tops drug visits to hospitals with most patients coming from private residences and licensed venues (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
RECREATIONAL drug users who end up in hospital are more likely to be picked up from homes, clubs and pubs than dance parties and music festivals.
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Fifty arrested for drugs at festival (Vic)

The great majority were issued with cautions or referred to diversion program's.

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Growing number of young people taken into care (Aus)

Growing number of young people taken into care (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Australia's biggest survey of young people in care has revealed that growing numbers of children are being taken into government protection due to neglect and abuse.
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Pacific health officials discuss plain packaging of cigarettes

Plain cigarette packaging laws could soon be a reality for the Pacific.
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Phone tip-off led to nation's biggest drug haul

Phone tip-off led to nation's biggest drug haul | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A SINGLE phone call to police from an anonymous source triggered a five-month investigation that netted Australia's largest recorded ice seizure - more than half a tonne, worth an estimated $438 million.
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Crime on the rise in Victoria

Crime on the rise in Victoria | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Crime in Victoria increased in 2012, with conspicuous growth in drug offences, according to the latest police statistics.
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Explainer: foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (Aus)

Explainer: foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The debate about alcohol’s harms is seemingly endless: the role of alcohol in violence, unplanned sex, injury and motor vehicle accidents, the teen binge-drinking epidemic, the risks of cancer and liver…...
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alchohol can cause unwanted pregnencies

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AMSANT tells Macklin: We want the Banned Drinkers Register (NT)

AMSANT tells Macklin: We want the Banned Drinkers Register (NT) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

The head of the Northern Territory's Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance (AMSANT) says he's told the Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister a 'multi-pronged approach' is needed to tackle problem drinking and related anti-social behaviour.

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Advertising’s role in how young people interact with alcohol (WA)

Advertising’s role in how young people interact with alcohol (WA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
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Drinkers sue over 'watered-down' Bud (USA)

Drinkers sue over 'watered-down' Bud (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
US beer lovers are suing Anheuser-Busch for allegedly watering down its Budweiser, Michelob and other popular American beer brands.
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Why do we fib in surveys? (UK)

Why do we fib in surveys? (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Many people are under-reporting how much alcohol they are drinking. But what else are we fibbing to researchers about and why do we do it?
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