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Minister to end alcohol sponsorship of sports (Ireland)

Minister to end alcohol sponsorship of sports (Ireland) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
ALCOHOL SPONSORSHIP of sports events is to be ended, Minister of State for Health Róisín Shortall has pledged. “I am committed to phasing that out over a reasonable period of time,” she said in the Dáil.
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Drug busts target users, not dealers, data show (Aus)

Police are increasingly arresting drug users instead of dealers, despite smashing a record number of clandestine laboratories and increases in border detections, figures from the Australian Crime Commission reveal.

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Tassie lags in drug fight Tasmania News

Tassie lags in drug fight Tasmania News | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Tassie lags in drug fight FORMER High Court judge Michael Kirby says Tasmania leads in sex-law reform but lags on drug reform.
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Report finds record number of drug seizures (Aus)

Report finds record number of drug seizures (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Australian Crime Commission data reveals there was a record number of illicit drug seizures in the past financial year.
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Minimum alcohol pricing? Blame those vomiting girls (UK)

Minimum alcohol pricing? Blame those vomiting girls (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Proving the Guardian isn't immune from dumb arguments.

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When will policy catch up with the science on drug prohibition? (Aus)

When will policy catch up with the science on drug prohibition? (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Great piece (as usual) by Alex Wodak.

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Pain relief for addicts a problem (Aus)

Illicit and prescription drug abusers are a headache for anaesthetists, with opioids such as morphine among the most commonly used pain relief drugs.
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Funding cuts hurt drug and alcohol help (Vic)

COUNSELLORS fear increasing waiting lists and accompanying desperation after cuts to Federal Government funding for Barwon South-West drug and alcohol services.
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Neighbours speak up: butt out on the balcony (NSW)

Neighbours speak up: butt out on the balcony (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
SMOKERS could be banned from lighting up on their own balconies under proposed changes to New South Wales strata laws.
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Study: No lung danger from casual pot smoking (USA)

Study: No lung danger from casual pot smoking (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Big surprise finding: Occasional marijuana smoking associated with slight increases in lung volume...
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Drug habits that die hard (Ireland)

Drug habits that die hard (Ireland) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Drug-taking is not just a problem for the young; it has now been identified as a growing trend among older users.
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Parents step up Mt Hutton bottle shop battle (NSW)

Parents step up Mt Hutton bottle shop battle (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Mount Hutton parents opposing a Woolworths bottle shop planned near their school say liquor outlets should be treated under the same planning laws as brothels.
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Police backed in singling out bottle shops (NSW)

Police backed in singling out bottle shops (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

A PROMINENT alcohol researcher has backed calls by the NSW Police Commissioner, Andrew Scipione, to examine the role of bottle shop sales in areas with stubbornly high rates of domestic violence.

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Big Tobacco advertorial from the Tele | Pure Poison (Aus)

Big Tobacco advertorial from the Tele | Pure Poison (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

If you sell a product that’s not allowed to be advertised in Australia due to its harmful nature, how do you let people know that you’ve released a new brand? It seems that if you’re British American Tobacco Australia, you just ring up the Daily Telegraph, give them a few quotes and they’ll run it uncontested on page three.

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Women launch hepatitis C class action (Vic)

Women launch hepatitis C class action (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

LAWYERS representing up to 50 women who contracted hepatitis C after visiting a Croydon abortion clinic have launched a class action in Victoria's Supreme Court.

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Washington honours Roxon, global champion in anti-tobacco battle (Aus)

Washington honours Roxon, global champion in anti-tobacco battle (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

THE Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon, will be honoured in Washington, DC, tonight for championing what will ''go down as the most important turning point'' in the global fight against tobacco in a generation.

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Politics in the Diagnosis of Addiction (USA)

There is an inescapable conceptual struggle when dealing with America's volatile history of, and attitudes toward, substance use. In other words, the meaning of addiction is a never-ending American, and thus worldwide, cultural debate.
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Drug and alcohol death rate rise (Wales)

Drug and alcohol death rate rise (Wales) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Deaths linked to drugs and drink in Wales rise by 31% in 10 years, compared with 15% in England, official figures show.
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Aussie 'forced' to smuggle drugs to Bali

Aussie 'forced' to smuggle drugs to Bali | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

An Australian man accused of trying to import a large quantity of drugs into Bali in his stomach will claim he was forced into the high-risk mission, which could see him sentenced to death if found guilty.

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Call for remote area rehabilitation services (NT)

An Aboriginal legal aid organisation says the Northern Territory Government must provide alcohol rehabilitation services in remote Indigenous communities.
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Hepatitis C vaccine test offers hope (vic)

Hepatitis C vaccine test offers hope (vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
UP to 200,000 Australians with chronic hepatitis C could be cured, or healthier, if a vaccine to be tested on Melbourne patients is effective.
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Subject doctors to random drug testing, expert urges (Aus)

Subject doctors to random drug testing, expert urges (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Australian hospitals should consider random drug testing of doctors to deter them from abusing dangerous drugs such as propofol, a leading anaesthetist says.

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Random drug tests target Perth's top cops (WA)

Random drug tests target Perth's top cops (WA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan has been screened in a random drug and alcohol test.
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Drinking age more than a liquor issue (NZ)

Drinking age more than a liquor issue (NZ) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The drinking age - more precisely, the minimum age at which somebody can legally be sold alcohol - is much more than a liquor regulation.
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Concern at psychiatric drugs used on children (Aus)

Concern at psychiatric drugs used on children (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

PRESCRIPTIONS of antipsychotic drugs given to children have doubled in only five years, data obtained under freedom of information laws shows.

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