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Psychoactive Substances Bill welcomed (NZ)

The New Zealand Drug Foundation welcomes the introduction of the Psychoactive Substances Bill, New Zealand Drug Foundation Executive Director Ross Bell said today.
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What Drug Policy Reform Looks Like (USA)

What Drug Policy Reform Looks Like (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
This week, the Obama Administration announced a major milestone in drug policy reform that builds on our record of treating drug use as a public health, not just a criminal justice issue.
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Public health approach takes back seat to law enforcement as Brazil cracks down on drug use

Public health approach takes back seat to law enforcement as Brazil cracks down on drug use | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The most visible example of the “public health” approach to fighting drug use in Brazil is the federal campaign against crack called “Crack: É Possível Vencer”.
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New report calls for 'positive' message on alcohol use (EU)

commission proposals to amend the emissions trading scheme (ets) are back in the balance following parliament’s environment committee vote in favour of 'backloading'
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Why Afghanistan may never eradicate opium

Why Afghanistan may never eradicate opium | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A number of farmers in several Afghan provinces which had been deemed poppy-free have gone back to cultivating poppies, reports the BBC's Dawood Azami.
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Is it time for global alcohol consumption guidelines? (UK)

Is it time for global alcohol consumption guidelines? (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A comparison of drinking guidelines around the world shows there is little consensus between countries on what constitutes ‘safe’ or lower risk alcohol consumption.
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Life-saving drug not administered (UK)

Life-saving drug not administered (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Two of Northern Ireland's five health trusts have not distributed a potentially life-saving drug, despite it being available to them since July 2012.
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Feds to ask nicely for BDR return (NT)

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Macklin's shout: Show if you can manage grog (NT)

Macklin's shout: Show if you can manage grog (NT) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The Federal Government has drawn a line in the sand for alcohol management in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.
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Judge blasts clamour for longer sentences (Vic)

A JUDGE has taken a swipe at the push in Victoria for longer jail sentences, sparked by a case that raised issues of drug use in Victorian prisons.
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We want to sell booze: retailers (Qld)

We want to sell booze: retailers (Qld) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
SMALLER Queensland retailers will ramp up their campaign to overturn laws preventing them selling liquor after the issue was not included in a Newman Government liquor licensing discussion paper.
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Putin signs Russia smoking ban

Putin signs Russia smoking ban | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Smoking in Russia will be banned in public places, after President Vladimir Putin signs a tough new bill into law.
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Shoots up and leaves (France)

GENEVA’s junkies shun dingy back alleys for Quai9, a squeaky-clean, apple-green building near the railway station. Since 2001 it, like more than 80 others around...
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Dunne: Psychoactive Substances Bill a ‘game-changer’ (NZ)

The Psychoactive Substances Bill introduced to Parliament today will mean legal highs have to be proved safe before they can be sold, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has announced.
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Can qigong reduce cocaine cravings in early addiction recovery? (USA)

Promising results from a study of qigong therapy for cocaine addiction recovery and its ability to help control cravings and withdrawal symptoms are published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
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Towards a ceasefire (USA)

Towards a ceasefire (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
FROM the Colorado state capitol in Denver, head south on Broadway, one of the city’s main arteries, and before long you find yourself in “Broadsterdam”, a...
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The Irish drink problem is hidden in plain sight, and it's escalating

THE acclaimed RTE television series "Love/Hate" had been praised for its brutally realistic portrayal of the violent lives and deaths of drug dealers in Ireland.

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Rehab: It isn't just young binge drinkers who are compromising their health - middle-aged, middle-class women are also drinking their way into rehab (UK)

Rehab: It isn't just young binge drinkers who are compromising their health - middle-aged, middle-class women are also drinking their way into rehab (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The NHS spent a staggering £2.7 billion last year treating alcohol-related illnesses, and that figure is set to rise.
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Did you take drugs, Dad? Just say no (UK)

Did you take drugs, Dad? Just say no (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Parents who discuss their own drug-use risk encouraging their children to experiment, researchers have warned.
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Population based study provides new alcohol and pregnancy data (Aus)

Population based study provides new alcohol and pregnancy data (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
BOTH Indigenous and non-Indigenous children of mothers with an alcohol-use disorder have the same ri
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NT govt tells Macklin no to BDR

The Northern Territory has told federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin it will not reconsider a decision to axe the Banned Drinkers Register.
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A brief history of alcohol consumption in Australia

A brief history of alcohol consumption in Australia | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Although most Australians would probably say we’ve always been a heavy-drinking nation, the consumption of alcohol has followed a roller coaster curve since European invasion.Alcohol consumption in Australia…...
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Opening of the first Drug Consumption Room in Paris

On 5 February 2013, French Prime Minister has agreed to experiment with a Drug Consumption Room (DCR) in Paris. It took four years of debate and determination associations to finally see this come to fruition harm reduction tool.

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Former head boy, 17, at Catholic school 'killed himself' after being summoned to court for possessing cannabis worth just 50p (UK)

Former head boy, 17, at Catholic school 'killed himself' after being summoned to court for possessing cannabis worth just 50p (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Teenage sports star Edward Thornber, from Didsbury, Greater Manchester, was found hanged in a park after being caught smoking the drug with a friend in Cornwall.
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