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What drives mums to drink (Qld)

What drives mums to drink (Qld) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
THE kids are finally asleep. Or you're cooking dinner after a stressful day at work, listening to your darlings fighting over whose turn it is on the computer or which TV show to watch.
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What will fill the gap left by an Oxy crackdown? (NSW)

For the last week I've been visiting various infamous corners of the city trying to buy 'Oxies'.
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Apart from the casual stigmatisation of injecting drug users, it's an ok piece on the impact of crackdowns on individual substances.

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Tobacco measures 'save 7.4 million lives'

Tobacco measures 'save 7.4 million lives' | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
TAX rises on cigarettes save more lives than smoking bans, according to a global study which shows tobacco control measures averting seven million deaths by 2050.
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Push by health advocates to ban alcohol advertising online to protect children (Aus)

Push by health advocates to ban alcohol advertising online to protect children (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
HEALTH advocates want the Federal Government to ban the advertising of alcohol and other harmful products on websites that attract children.
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No longer barracking for booze (Vic)

No longer barracking for booze (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Unless they forgo their alcohol backing, sporting bodies are part of the problem.
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Can you 3D print drugs? (USA)

The technology exists, and while the hope is to make prescription drug distribution more efficient, there's also a dark side to the novel idea.

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The Alternative World Drug Report

The Alternative World Drug Report | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
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Alternative to the UNODC report by Counting the Costs
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UK legal high market is EU's largest

UK legal high market is EU's largest | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The UK has the largest market for so-called "legal highs" in the European Union, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reveals.
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Cigarette supermarkets (Aus)

Cigarette supermarkets (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
It's the cigarette supermarket for kids. A Current Affair exposes the money hungry shopkeepers selling smokes to children in brown paper bags.
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225 held in record drug bust (Aus/USA)

225 held in record drug bust (Aus/USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIAN and US and agencies have worked together on the largest-ever bust of a global synthetic drugs ring, seizing thousands of kilos of illicit drugs and arresting 225 people in five countries.
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Waste water reveals music festival drug use (Aus)

Waste water reveals music festival drug use (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
WASTE water from a music festival has been used to show levels of drug use mirror that in a nearby urban community, with the exception of increased ecstasy use, an Australian study shows.
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A global day of action as 26 cities around the world say ‘Support. Don't Punish’

A global day of action as 26 cities around the world say ‘Support. Don't Punish’ | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The campaign calls on governments to remove criminal sanctions for drug use and scale up health and harm reduction services for people who use drugs.
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Northern Territory Government passes contentious mandatory alcohol treatment legislation

Northern Territory Government passes contentious mandatory alcohol treatment legislation | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The Northern Territory passes contentious legislation for mandatory treatment for alcoholics.
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Drug market on move from inner-city Melbourne to suburbs

Drug market on move from inner-city Melbourne to suburbs | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
ICE dealers are moving away from inner-city hot spots to the suburbs.
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Dealers going where the market is: Melbourne's outer growth areas.

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No more excuses: smoking ban enforced in NT prisons

No more excuses: smoking ban enforced in NT prisons | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
They've had months to prepare but some prisoners will still find it tough to kick the habit as a ban on smoking is enforced in all Northern Territory prisons.
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Plan to scrap booze bans on Good Friday and other holidays (WA)

Plan to scrap booze bans on Good Friday and other holidays (WA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
THE scrapping of booze bans on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Anzac Day is being considered as part of a major overhaul of WA's alcohol licensing laws.
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Demand for action over alcohol and violence (NSW)

Seventy-six per cent of people believe Australia's problem with alcohol-related violence will worsen over the next five years, according to a survey by public health groups.
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Illegal online drug bazaar begins massive advertising push

Illegal online drug bazaar begins massive advertising push | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
In the world of illicit virtual marketplaces, there is one clear leader: Silk Road, which has been in business since February of 2011. However, a few competitors have recently sprung up. The most...
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Big global increase in 'legal highs'

Big global increase in 'legal highs' | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Governments everywhere are struggling to cope with an increase in new substances known as "legal highs", the UN's latest World Drug Report says.
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Prisoners' well-being important public health issue (ACT)

Prisoners' well-being important public health issue (ACT) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Tackling the problem rests on reducing social inequalities.
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Young people's mental illness and substance abuse a 'two-way street' (Vic)

Young people's mental illness and substance abuse a 'two-way street' (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Navigating the path to adulthood is often difficult, but add drugs and alcohol to the mix and mental health issues become much more likely.
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Expert warns against simplistic response to synthetic drug use (Aus)

A major crime bust and an international report have prompted an expert warning against simplistic responses to the rise of synthetic drugs.
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Questions over NT intervention extension

Questions over NT intervention extension | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Laws that extend the NT intervention in Indigenous communities for another decade may not comply with human rights, a parliamentary watchdog says.
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Cannabis 'probably contributed' to motocross rider's death (Vic)

Cannabis 'probably contributed' to motocross rider's death (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A coroner has today found the use of cannabis by a motocross rider before he was killed during a race probably contributed to his death.
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