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Women who drink in moderation have reduced risk of a stroke (Aus)

Women who drink in moderation have reduced risk of a stroke (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
FOR those who fear alcohol is being lined up as the next public health bogeyman, take heart -- a study has found women who drink in moderation enjoy a reduced risk of stroke compared to those who never touch the stuff.
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No one served by latest alcoholic concoction (Aus)

THE decision last week by an independent group to set up its own advertising watchdog focused on alcohol ads is a disaster in the making for an industry struggling to balance its right to market its products with its responsibility to be sensitive to the community.

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Police booze busted (Vic)

Police booze busted (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

ONE police officer is caught drink-driving every month, latest Victoria Police figures released to The Sunday Age reveal. There were 12 officers caught in 2010, another 12 last year and two so far this year. None of the officers has been sacked but one has been asked to show cause why he should not be dismissed.

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Abuse in childhood common among alcohol addicts, study finds (USA)

Abuse in childhood common among alcohol addicts, study finds (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Abuse in childhood appears to be a particularly strong risk factor for developing alcohol addiction later in life, researchers reported Thursday.
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One in six of South Australia's country hotels are up for sale

One in six of South Australia's country hotels are up for sale | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
MORE than one in six country hotels is up for sale across South Australia, as publicans battle rising utility costs, dwindling rural populations and harsher drink-driving laws.
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Counsellor charged over sexual assault (Vic)

AN award-winning Melbourne counsellor praised for helping thousands of Australia's most vulnerable has been charged over an alleged decade-long series of sexual assaults.
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Guardian/Mixmag drug survey results: 'it's a hobby' - video

Three regular drug users explain what they're taking and why.

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Cannabis users find synthetic pot more harmful than natural weed

Cannabis users find synthetic pot more harmful than natural weed | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Guardian/Mixmag survey results appear to back up concerns in the US media over risks associated with synthetic cannabis.

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Drug use: 20 things you might not know - animation

The key findings from the UK and the US of the Guardian/Mixmag global drug survey of more than 15,000 people...
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Truth about young people and drugs revealed in Guardian survey

Truth about young people and drugs revealed in Guardian survey | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

A fifth of young drug users admit to taking "mystery white powders" without any idea what they contain, according to an international Guardian survey that reveals the extent of reckless behaviour among a new generation of high-risk drug takers.

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Acid, pot, Es and booze: Youth risking health with drug cocktails (Qld)

Partygoers have again been warned of the dangers of combining multiple drugs and alcohol after a recent spate of drug overdoses involving young people in Brisbane

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tayla brunker's curator insight, June 3, 2013 5:09 AM

Article contains reliable information on other incidence from taking drugs cocktails, the article fills you in on what a drug cocktail is which is a mixture of drugs and alcohol consumed together or in a short time frame. The article also shows the consequences that those people suffered from doing a drug cocktail and at what situations they would most likely been taken at.

It shows the rise of risk taking in drug use, the most common drug and the common age as to who would take the drugs.

It explains that you should watch over your own friends if this situation ever arises for you, to stay close to your friend and give them the support they need.

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Disagreeing with Stanhope on the needle exchange program (ACT)

Letters in response to the former Chief Minister's support for a prison-based NSP.

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Grog bans blamed for spike in Red Centre crimes (NT)

Grog bans blamed for spike in Red Centre crimes (NT) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The Country Liberals say alcohol bans in the Northern Territory have resulted in increased crime at Alice Springs.
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Cancer rates would drop if Aussies just tried harder

Cancer rates would drop if Aussies just tried harder | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
ABOUT 43,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in 2025 if Australians eat better and exercised more, research shows.
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Jeremy E Harrison's curator insight, November 13, 2013 7:31 PM

This is a true fact with excersise producing a longer life prediction.

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Anti-binge drinking ad under fire (ACT)

A new police advertising campaign that targets binge drinking has been attacked as unrealistic and ineffective by lobby groups for Canberra's nightclubs, pub, and clubs.

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UK kids know more booze brands than snacks

UK kids know more booze brands than snacks | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that UK children are more familiar with beer brands than ice cream and snacks.
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Editorial: Rural Hotels Worth Saving

Editorial: Rural Hotels Worth Saving | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Advertiser editorial prasing country pubs ('all pubs contribute to their community') and calling for fee relief.

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New board to 'name and shame' alcohol ads (WA)

A NEW national health body has been established to "name and shame" irresponsible alcohol advertising.
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Jail is no place for needles (ACT)

The current ACT Chief Minister criticises his predecessor for his support of a prison-based NSP.

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Guardian/Mixmag drug survey reveals a generation happy to chance it

Guardian/Mixmag drug survey reveals a generation happy to chance it | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Data shows predominantly white, educated and relatively healthy users willing to take significant risks with their health.

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'Hidden' drug users who won't be found burgling your home to fund their habit

'Hidden' drug users who won't be found burgling your home to fund their habit | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

These detailed new insights reveal that despite media hype around illicit substances, alcohol is the bigger problem.

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Doctors can get patient feedback from website (Aus)

Doctors can get patient feedback from website (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
An online patient feedback system aims to improve health services by sending comments on services directly to the service providers.
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Less mental health stigma, but fears persist (Aus)

Less mental health stigma, but fears persist (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The stigma around mental illness has declined but more Australians believe those with depression are dangerous compared to 10 years ago, new research suggests.
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Fear tough laws may jail more Aborigines (Aus)

LABOR senators have expressed concern that proposed tougher penalties for alcohol offences in indigenous communities could lead to higher rates of Aboriginal imprisonment.

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You Don't Grow Another Head (Aus)

Good article on the experience of stigma among HIV-positive women in Australia.

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