Alcohol & other d...
Follow
Find
51.1K views | +29 today
Alcohol & other drug issues in the media
Topics being covered in the media that are of interest to us
Curated by ReGenUC
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Fixing the prescription opioid problem is simple, but not easy… (Aus)

For the minority who can’t control their intake of prescription opioids, the answer is in having GPs who understand these drugs and prescribe them according to best practice, backed up by pharmacists who have the training and electronic capability to monitor their supply and spot those gaming the system for criminal purposes. Penalties for prescription drug trafficking should be harsher than for illicit drugs, to ensure that it becomes a high-risk decision for those better-organized criminal types looking for an easy buck. Potentially unpopular legislation is therefore part of the regulatory solution to the problem.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Strengthening families, promoting drug prevention, treatment and care (Serbia)

Strengthening families, promoting drug prevention, treatment and care (Serbia) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Following the launch of UNODC's Regional Programme for South-East Europe earlier this year, Executive Director Yury Fedotov today visited the Serbian capital of Belgrade.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Alcohol law delay needed, says NZ Justice Minister

Alcohol law delay needed, says NZ Justice Minister | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Justice Minister Judith Collins has defended requiring councils to wait for a year before they can use new powers over liquor licensing, saying although Auckland Mayor Len Brown wanted...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Inhale less, smokers told by NHS (UK)

Inhale less, smokers told by NHS (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Smokers who struggle to quit should inhale less or stop during set hours, such as at work, an official NHS body says.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Council prioritised drug addicts over me, says soldier seeking housing (UK)

Council prioritised drug addicts over me, says soldier seeking housing (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Rifleman Johnathan Leach, who has served in Afghanistan, claims he was told he would not be top priority for social housing.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Drugs and alcohol spending must not lose out (UK)

Drugs and alcohol spending must not lose out (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
From April 2013, money for drugs and alcohol services will no longer be ringfenced but will be lumped together with money for other public health services...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

'New age heroin' deaths spark painkiller debate (Aus)

'New age heroin' deaths spark painkiller debate (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A NEWS.COM.AU report on the rise in prescription opiate overdoses today sparked fierce debate among readers who have used the drugs.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

You don’t expect to die when you take a painkiller (Aus)

You don’t expect to die when you take a painkiller (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Good piece on the risks associated with the rising use of powerful prescription opioids in Australia.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

US prods energy drink, deaths link

US prods energy drink, deaths link | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
THE US Food and Drug Administration is investigating five deaths and a heart attack for possible links to consumption of Monster Energy drinks.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Big jump in drugged drivers shocks Victorian police

Big jump in drugged drivers shocks Victorian police | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
VICTORIAN motorists are being caught drug-driving in increasing numbers, shocking police figures reveal.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Anais's tragedy: calls for restrictions on energy drinks after teenager's death (USA)

Anais's tragedy: calls for restrictions on energy drinks after teenager's death (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

US teenager Anais Fournier was hanging out with friends at a shopping centre one Friday, sipping on a large Monster energy drink. She followed it with another the next day. Less than a week later, on December 23, 2011, the 14-year-old was dead, the cause of death listed as heart arrhythmia due to caffeine toxicity that complicated a diagnosed heart disorder.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

New approach to prevent smoking relapse identified (Canda)

Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have said that they have developed a protein peptide that may be a new type of highly targeted treatment to prevent smoking relapse, which occurs frequently in smokers who attempt to...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Link between marijuana use and cannabinoid hyperemesis (USA)

Marijuana use-both natural and synthetic-may cause cannabinoid hyperemesis (CH) a little-known but costly effect that researchers suggest is a serious burden to the health care system as it often leads to expensive diagnostic tests and ineffective...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Adelaide's CBD to get extra closed circuit television cameras to monitor city's streets

Adelaide's CBD to get extra closed circuit television cameras to monitor city's streets | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
NEW CCTV cameras will be installed across the Adelaide city centre as the State Government and Adelaide City Council review security coverage.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

NZ MPs set for weeks of debate on alcohol

A "once in a generation" marathon debate to reform alcohol laws is under way but attempts to introduce even tighter controls to curb New Zealand's binge drinking culture look doomed to fail. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

War on the war on drugs (USA)

Asked about their positions on the war on drugs, three of the four third-party White House hopefuls say they believe marijuana should be legal.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Minimum alcohol pricing: Scottish Government bid to delay legal challenge

Minimum alcohol pricing: Scottish Government bid to delay legal challenge | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
THE Scottish Government is attempting to delay a legal challenge to its legislation on minimum alcohol pricing after the drinks industry lodged new evidence ahead of the start of the hearing yesterday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Boy, 16, dies after police warning on ‘legal high’ drugs (UK)

Boy, 16, dies after police warning on ‘legal high’ drugs | UK News | - Breaking news from around the UK...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

The puritanical public health movement (Aus)

The puritanical public health movement (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Like the puritans of the past, the public health movement is flailing against a society and economy it believes is deeply unwell.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

The government has it wrong on alcohol's role in chronic diseases (Aus)

The government has it wrong on alcohol's role in chronic diseases (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

By Robin Room: The Commonwealth government looks set to lose its top position in preventative health measures. Despite its world-first efforts on tobacco control, when the government next steps onto the world stage, it will be not be as a leader – its position on alcohol is out of step with the World Health Organization and contrary to evidence.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Alcohol groups slam minimum pricing as 'regressive' (Aus)

Alcohol groups slam minimum pricing as 'regressive' (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The alcohol lobby has criticised the suggestion that minimum pricing of alcohol would benefit for Australian public health A Federal Government agency is due to release a report by the end of the mon...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

I can feel cocaine in the air tonight, oh Lord (Italy)

I can feel cocaine in the air tonight, oh Lord (Italy) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
ITALIANS living in major cities could be forgiven for feeling a little on edge.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Demonising drinking is wowserism at its worst (NSW)

IT'S HSC time, the eye of the hurricane, socialising-wise, between Year 12 graduations and schoolies' celebrations.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Taser rules must be stronger, says Ombudsman (NSW)

Taser rules must be stronger, says Ombudsman (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Police suspected close to a  third of people they Tasered were suffering from  mental illness and more  than half were affected by alcohol or drugs at the  time, an Ombudsman's  inquiry has found.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ReGenUC
Scoop.it!

Concerns raised over pro-smoking phone apps (Aus)

Concerns raised over pro-smoking phone apps (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Anti-smoking campaigners raise concerns about pro-smoking phone apps, which may be getting around strict laws that ban tobacco products from being advertised.
more...
No comment yet.