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Butt ... will High Court decision to allow plain packaging of cigarettes work? (Aus)

SMOKING is bad. Big tobacco is evil. These truisms are as entwined as pies and sauce. Therefore, the plain packaging of cigarette packets must be a progressive step, given tobacco companies have spent tens of millions of dollars fighting the idea.
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Teens Fare Better at Substance Abuse Facilities With Comprehensive Mental Health Services (USA)

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BBC - Newsbeat - Russell Brand wants drugs available through chemists

BBC - Newsbeat - Russell Brand wants drugs available through chemists | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The comedian and actor thinks drug laws should be changed and illegal drugs made available through chemists.
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Needle exchange for ACT jail

Updated coverage, including the predictable response from the political opposition.

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Big tobacco loses High Court battle over plain packaging (Aus)

Big tobacco loses High Court battle over plain packaging (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

The federal government has secured a big win over big tobacco with the High  Court ruling Labor’s world-first plain packaging laws are constitutionally  valid. The decision is expected to have significant influence globally with both the  United Kingdom and New Zealand considering plain packaging.

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Researchers make heroin addiction breakthrough (Aus/USA)

Researchers make heroin addiction breakthrough (Aus/USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Adelaide scientists say they have discovered a way to prevent addiction to heroin and morphine. A study by the Universities of Adelaide and Colorado has identified a key mechanism in the body's immune system responsible for addiction to the drugs.
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New hope for trauma sufferers with addictions (Aus)

New hope for trauma sufferers with addictions (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

A world first study of an integrated treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use, led by researchers from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, has found significant reductions in PTSD symptoms compared with usual treatment for substance use.

Check out our free trauma resource for AOD workers: http://www.regen.org.au/trauma

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Needle exchange trial to go ahead at Canberra jail

Needle exchange trial to go ahead at Canberra jail | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Prisoners will be given clean needles to safely inject drugs with the  government announcing this morning it will move to establish the controversial  needle and syringe program in Canberra's jail. The proposed needle exchange has been mired in political limbo for years,  facing strident opposition from the guards' union and the opposition.

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Qld uni seeks alcoholics for study

A UNIVERSITY is calling for volunteers for a new drug-free treatment helping alcoholics.
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Ex-addict's testimony: drug court works (NSW)

Ex-addict's testimony: drug court works (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The first graduate of the Hunter Drug Court is living a life free of addiction, and speaks about how the program has turned his life around.
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Heroin Immune Cell Seen as Hope for 21 Million Abusers (USA)

Getting high on heroin doesn’t just stimulate the brain’s electrical wiring. It also fires up the immune system, according to scientists who say they found a way to help the 21 million people who may abuse opiates globally.

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Kiwis back minimum alcohol pricing

Kiwis back minimum alcohol pricing | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Most New Zealanders support the introduction of a minimum alcohol price, according to the latest ONE News poll.
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Once a model, crisis imperils Portugal's drug programme

Once a model, crisis imperils Portugal's drug programme | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
LISBON (Reuters) - Sergio Alves had been off heroin for a year - a tough year to stay clean in Portugal, as the debt-laden country weathered more painful austerity measures after an international bailout...
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Alcohol interlocks a step forward in drink driving battle (NZ)

Alcohol interlocks a step forward in drink driving battle (NZ) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Putting alcohol interlocks into the cars of drink drivers will help make our roads safer, says the AA.
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Plans to outlaw cheap alcohol will backfire, says watchdog (UK)

Plans to outlaw cheap alcohol will backfire, says watchdog (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
David Cameron's plans to outlaw cheap alcohol are likely to backfire as supermarkets will be encouraged to “sell more, not less” drink, the Office of Fair Trading has warned.
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Paramedics under strain as two in three ambulance call-outs are drink-related (Scotland)

Paramedics under strain as two in three ambulance call-outs are drink-related (Scotland) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
TWO-thirds of all ambulance call-outs at the weekend in Scotland are drink-related, new figures show.
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Kings Cross alcohol curbs after Kelly death (NSW)

Kings Cross alcohol curbs after Kelly death (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Shots, doubles and glassware will be banned in all Kings Cross licensed venues  on Friday and Saturday nights under a proposed change announced by the state  government.

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When Two Means Thousands (Russia)

In a recent online talk show hosted by the Russian service of Voice of America, Tatyana Klimenko, an advisor to the Russian Minister of Health, was asked why the medicines methadone and buprenorphine—known as opioid substitution treatment (OST)—are banned in Russia despite libraries of scientific evidence proving their effectiveness in preventing HIV and reducing heroin use. “Only two patients are demanding OST in Russia, Alexey Kurmanayevsky and Irina Teplinskaya,” Klimenko dismissively responded.

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Big Tobacco crashes at first legal hurdle on plain packaging (Aus)

Big Tobacco crashes at first legal hurdle on plain packaging (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
This morning Australia’s High Court dismissed the plain tobacco packaging case brought against the Australian government by the world’s largest tobacco companies.
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Video: Aus High Court Rejects Challange to Plain Packaging Laws

Video: Aus High Court Rejects Challange to Plain Packaging Laws | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Fresh from the decision...

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Needle exchange for ACT jail

The ACT Government has decided to trial a needle exchange program in Canberra's prison.
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Labor vows to get tougher on problem drinkers (NT)

Labor vows to get tougher on problem drinkers (NT) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The Labor Party has announced plans to force problem drinkers on to income management if it is re-elected at the Northern Territory election.
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Scientists hopeful of drug addiction cure (USA/Aus)

Scientists are hopeful a breakthrough in blocking heroin and morphine addiction in the laboratory will eventually be applied to patients.
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Urine testing workers for drugs 'unjust', rules tribunal (Aus)

Fair Work Australia has upheld a decision prohibiting a state-owned energy  company from conducting urine tests on its employees, agreeing that it is  "unjust and unreasonable" to effectively test for drug use that may take place  outside work hours.

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No new funding for petrol sniffing program (Sth Aust)

No new funding for petrol sniffing program (Sth Aust) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Federal funding for a program that aims to stop petrol sniffing on remote Aboriginal lands in SA's outback will not be renewed when it expires at the end of the year.
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