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Did 'booze bracelet' work for mum? (UK) - video

Did 'booze bracelet' work for mum? (UK) - video | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A mother who has trialled a "booze bracelet" to help her alcohol addiction said it was a "good deterrent".
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#IHRC2013 wrap up (Lithuania)

#IHRC2013 wrap up (Lithuania) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
  The theme of the Conference 2013 is The Values of Harm Reduction. The theme reflects the urgent need to provide sufficient political and financial support to address the HIV epidemic driven by in...
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Looks like #IHRC2013 was a great event.  We're very envious of all those who were able to attend.

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UK to classify e-cigarettes as medicines

ELECTRONIC cigarettes, the popular smokeless devices used by millions of people to quit smoking, will be classed as medicines in Britain under a new regulatory system announced.
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A much-needed change of tune in war on drugs (Canada)

A much-needed change of tune in war on drugs (Canada) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Canadians should acknowledge Latin Americans' very real grievances with the war on drugs, and our shared responsibility in addressing the problem.
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Inhaling America's reefer madness

Inhaling America's reefer madness | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Colorado is going to make it legal for anyone over 21 to possess an ounce of cannabis. As big business gets ready to make millions, the rest of the world waits to see what will happen.
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Mixed messages about roots of proposed booze-free assembly

Mixed messages about roots of proposed booze-free assembly | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A push to establish a ''dry'' Labor branch in the state seat of Bankstown appears to have thrown the party into confusion, with wildly divergent claims about the motivation for the move.
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Fears of a Synthetic drug black market in NSW as ban comes into force

Fears of a Synthetic drug black market in NSW as ban comes into force | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
It has been claimed many of the synthetic drugs banned by the New South Wales Government this week will end up on the black market. A retail body says its members have been forced to sell their stock in bulk before the ban came into force.
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Sales of synthetic drugs soaring (Aus)

TWO tonnes of synthetic cannabis is sold across Australia every week, according to retailers involved in the trade of the legal drugs designed to mimic the effects of their illegal equivalents.

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Experts in attack on promotion of alcohol (Aus)

CLOTHING for children emblazoned with a bourbon logo has been singled out by health campaigners as one of the most irresponsible examples of alcohol advertising.
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List of shame targets alcohol ads (Aus)

List of shame targets alcohol ads (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Advertisements for Budweiser beer on a telephone box outside a school and a range of Jim Beam Racing children's clothing have been included in a list of the nation's most irresponsible alcohol ads.
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Children removed from homes can't return because of parents' drug and alcohol problems (SA)

FEWER children who are removed from their homes by the government are able to return because of their parents' ongoing drug and alcohol problems.
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Spike in workplace testing for synthetic drugs (NZ)

Spike in workplace testing for synthetic drugs (NZ) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The number of workplace tests for synthetic drugs has increased dramatically recently as bosses attempt to crack down on workers using the products.
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New Designer Stimulants Drugs Emerge As A Growing National Problem (USA)

New Designer Stimulants Drugs Emerge As A Growing National Problem (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Sold as bath salts, stain removers and other household products, new designer stimulants drugs also known as “bath salts”offer life threatening consequences for users.
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Alcohol adverts ban urged for events (UK)

Alcohol adverts ban urged for events (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Alcohol advertising should be banned completely at music and sports events to protect young people from excessive exposure, a charity says.
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E-cigarette classification as medicines plan angers industry (UK)

E-cigarette classification as medicines plan angers industry (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Health officials want to give electronic products same status as gums, patches and mouthsprays that contain nicotine
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Teach kids to be responsible around alcohol (Aus)

Teach kids to be responsible around alcohol (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Parents need to educate their children about the risks of drinking alcohol.
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State weighs early warning drug system (NSW)

The state government will consider adopting an ''early warning system'' to stay one step ahead of synthetic drug manufacturers who try to skirt around recently imposed bans.
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Synthetic drug bans can encourage harmful mutations, say Greens (Aus)

Synthetic drug bans can encourage harmful mutations, say Greens (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Current restrictions have already led to production of a dangerous form of cannabis, say experts.
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Premier tips discussion of 'drunk' minister community's way (NSW)

Premier tips discussion of 'drunk' minister community's way (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Premier Barry O'Farrell says he is angered by claims his Finance Minister Greg Pearce was drunk in Parliament, but has argued the public ''shouldn't be surprised'' because of the pervasiveness of alcohol.
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Banned drugs 'channelled to black market' (NSW)

Banned drugs 'channelled to black market' (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Retailers of synthetic drugs have pulled millions of dollars worth of products from their shelves and pushed them onto the black market, according to the association representing them.
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Irresponsible alcohol ad 'shockers' named (Aus)

Irresponsible alcohol ad 'shockers' named (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A group of health advocates who want tougher regulation of alcohol advertising says children are being bombarded with booze promotions.
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DIY drink at your peril, experts warn. It's not charming - it can kill

PEOPLE who drink from backyard distilleries risk overdosing on alcohol or accidental poisoning from toxic byproducts, experts have warned.
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Research finds alcohol in youth predicts violence two years later (Vic)

Research finds alcohol in youth predicts violence two years later (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Psychology researchers have discovered a link between alcohol use during early and mid-adolescence and violence just two years later.Australian Catholic University researchers Professor Sheryl Hemphi.
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Fewer smoke but we're not healthier (WA)

WA is becoming a State of round- bellied non-smokers, with the latest Health Department figures showing a record low number of smokers but obesity rates close to 30 per cent.
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The Harper Government Has no Insite on Canadians With Addictions

The Harper Government Has no Insite on Canadians With Addictions | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Harper's government introduced Bill C-65, a Bill that may make it nearly impossible to build another safe-injection site. The government surely knows that the law may not stand Charter scrutiny. But the Conservatives don't care about that.
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