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Changing a culture of drinking (Aus)

Changing a culture of drinking (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Hello Sunday Morning CEO Chris Raine talks about his goal to "change the drinking culture" by encouraging people to take extended breaks from alcohol.
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Beating cravings at Christmas (Aus)

Beating cravings at Christmas (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
For anyone trying to control overeating, drinking or drug use, Christmas can be a risky time.
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Have we surrendered in the war on drugs? - Miranda Devine

IN his school photo, Nick Mitchell looks like a typical skateboard-mad Central Coast 15-year-old: a cheeky grin, twinkling blue eyes and tousled hair. He...
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Palm argues for alcohol at forum (Qld)

Palm argues for alcohol at forum (Qld) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
PALM Islanders have overwhelmingly called for alcohol bans to be lifted, saying the laws are causing rampant sly grogging, an increase in hard drug use and humiliation for residents.
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AFP chief: High flyers will face charges (Aus)

AFP chief: High flyers will face charges (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A DISTURBING trend of alcohol-fuelled violence on aircraft has prompted federal police to warn that unruly passengers will now face charges instead of warnings.
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Drink glass design tricks drinker's eye (Aus)

Drink glass design tricks drinker's eye (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
ReGenUC's insight:

From Dr Karl's Great Moments in Science.

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Dopey idea: tobacco plus pot keeps them hooked

Dopey idea: tobacco plus pot keeps them hooked | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
CANNABIS smokers are more likely to be nicotine-dependent according to a new study from the Northern NSW Health District.
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Smoke sales targeting the poor (NSW)

Smoke sales targeting the poor (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
BLUE-collar areas of NSW are potentially being targeted by the tobacco industry, with research showing there are more retail tobacco outlets in areas of socio-economic disadvantage.
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Users should not be targeted in states that legalized pot: Obama

Users should not be targeted in states that legalized pot: Obama | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama says federal authorities should not target recreational marijuana use in two Western states that voted to make it legal, given limited government resources...
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High time for drug reform (UK)

High time for drug reform (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
NICK De Bois argues drug addicts should get treatment, not prison sentences
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Carlsberg ramps up pressure on PM over alcohol price plan (UK)

Carlsberg ramps up pressure on PM over alcohol price plan (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Danish brewer Carlsberg has become the latest drinks group to oppose government proposals to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol to tackle Britain’s binge-drinking culture.
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Binge drinking and cannabis ‘damage teenagers’ brains’ (USA)

Binge drinking and cannabis ‘damage teenagers’ brains’ (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
BINGE drinking and smoking marijuana in adolescence can cause irreversible brain damage, a new study has found.
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Paige Gervaise's curator insight, March 18, 2013 7:26 PM

Binge drinking when your younger can also cause problems for the future no shit short term effects

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Thousands of people at risk through Christmas drinking (UK)

Thousands of people at risk through Christmas drinking (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Newsbeat has seen figures showing nearly a 20 per cent rise in 16 to 34 year-olds being taken to hospital in England because of alcohol related injuries and illnesses.
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Heroin treatment to be trialled on gamblers (Vic)

Heroin treatment to be trialled on gamblers (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
PROBLEM gamblers will be given the same drug as heroin addicts and alcoholics as part of a new study to help treat gambling addiction.
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Dead man Bryan tells his life's tale to all smokers (Aus/USA)

Dead man Bryan tells his life's tale to all smokers (Aus/USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Confronting deathbed image is helping fulfill cancer victim's final wish.
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Queensland's Palm Island debates alcohol ban (audio)

Residents of Queensland's Palm Island have been holding a community meeting to discuss concerns about the island's alcohol management plan.
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Hangover funding to continue drink safe program (Qld)

Hangover funding to continue drink safe program (Qld) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Punters clubbing in Fortitude Valley will have access to the Drink Safe Precinct protections until September next year as the Newman government commits to another $500,000 extension of the anti booze-fuelled violence trial.
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'Alco-buzz' drink risk to be examined (NSW)

'Alco-buzz' drink risk to be examined (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
NSW Govt announces new study into effects of combining alcohol and energy drinks.
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Pub lockout to start (SA)

Pub lockout to start (SA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Latest Port Lincoln news, sport, football and business news from the Port Lincoln Times.
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Draft EU rules to open door to plain cigarette packets

Draft EU rules to open door to plain cigarette packets | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
By Charlie Dunmore and Claire Davenport BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's executive Commission is to propose larger health warnings on cigarette packets and a total ban on flavo...
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Curb alcohol consumption

Like the legislation that imposed the compulsory wearing of seat belts, random breath testing has proved another life saver.
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Clegg: We're losing war on drugs 'on an industrial scale'

Clegg: We're losing war on drugs 'on an industrial scale' | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Nick Clegg has broken ranks with the prime minister on drugs reform, just five days after his coalition partner ruled out a royal commission on decriminalisation.
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Like father NOT like son: Offspring of cocaine users less likely to develop habit (USA)

Like father NOT like son: Offspring of cocaine users less likely to develop habit (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The findings suggest that sons of male cocaine addicts have undergone physiological changes to protect them from the harmful addiction.
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Minimum price plans for alcohol 'doomed' after cabinet revolt (UK)

Minimum price plans for alcohol 'doomed' after cabinet revolt (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Plans to impose a minimum price for alcohol of 45p a unit appear doomed in the face of powerful opposition from cabinet ministers in a blow for David Cameron.
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When social drinking becomes a problem (UK)

When social drinking becomes a problem (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Alcohol-related health issues among baby boomers are on the rise. Daily drinking can start off as a social event, but turn into dependency and addiction, experts say.
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