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Are our drug policies really working? (Thailand)

Are our drug policies really working? (Thailand) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Last month, the Royal Thai Police and the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) announced that their war on drugs was a success.
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Pharmacy needle exchange decline (WA)

Pharmacy needle exchange decline (WA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A smaller proportion of needles and syringes are being distributed through community pharmacy-based programs, new research from Western Australia reveals.
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The Risks And Rewards Of Legal Weed (USA)

The Risks And Rewards Of Legal Weed (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The states of Colorado, Washington and Oregon are all considering marijuana legalization ballot measures this November which, if passed, could effectively end pot prohibition in each state.
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Mothers & prison: The lost generation (UK)

Mothers & prison: The lost generation (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The two teenagers were living on their own. Their mother had been jailed after the rioting in London last summer. Her sons, aged 16 and 17, were living in the family home without an adult. No one had thought to inform the authorities.
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Meow meow: The party drug that fries your brain (SA)

Meow meow: The party drug that fries your brain (SA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
IT'S cheap, it's easy to find, and it's more addictive than cocaine. But experts warn meow meow (or Drone, among other names) is no party drug - it's literally frying your brain.
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Colombian drug lord 'Loco' captured in Venezuela

Colombian drug lord 'Loco' captured in Venezuela | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
ONE of Colombia's most-wanted drug lords changed his appearance through repeated plastic surgeries before he was captured in Venezuela while using a public payphone, Venezuela's justice minister says.
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Tribute from fiancee of Dutch dad who died after pub bashing (SA)

Tribute from fiancee of Dutch dad who died after pub bashing (SA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
SANDRA van der Klink should be preparing for the happiest day of her life this Sunday.
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Australian Medical Association president calls for legal drinking age to be lifted to 25

Australian Medical Association president calls for legal drinking age to be lifted to 25 | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
THE legal drinking age should be lifted to 25 to stop young people becoming addicted to alcohol and limit the violence associated with drunkenness, the head of the nation's peak medical organisation says.
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AFL open to drug testing coaches (Aus)

AFL open to drug testing coaches (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

THE AFL has indicated an openness to drug testing its coaches – provided they  are willing - in light of revelations that Gavin Crosisca was a high functioning  addict while mentoring young footballers over a period of seven seasons.

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Regular use of cannabis can lead to suicidal thoughts

Regular use of cannabis can lead to suicidal thoughts | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
REGULAR use of cannabis can trigger suicidal thoughts in some users, particularly young men, according to the results of a 30-year study that experts say strengthens the need for stronger warnings about the drug, particularly for adolescents and...
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Big rise in liver disease deaths (UK)

Big rise in liver disease deaths (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Alcohol abuse and obesity are to blame for a big rise in cases of liver disease deaths in north-west England, says a report.
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Top Colombian Drug Trafficker Captured

The operation that led to Daniel Barrera’s capture was directed from Washington, the president of Colombia said, and comes as a potential blow to Colombia’s largest rebel group.
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Freezing benefits would mean an all-out assault on poor families (UK)

Freezing benefits would mean an all-out assault on poor families (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Alison Garnham: Government plans to break the link between benefits and living standards would be no less than breaking the link with decency...
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Drug addiction rampant on Kabul streets (video)

Afghanistan grows 90% of the world's opium and has a drug problem, with only a few trying to help. Anna Coren reports.
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Uruguay takes 'war on drugs' in new direction: The state as dealer

Uruguay takes 'war on drugs' in new direction: The state as dealer | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The South American country is proposing a state monopoly over marijuana in part to curtail drug-related violence. But it's getting pushback – even from those in favor of legalization.
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Border Force seize lollipops laced with cocaine (Ghana)

Border Force officers in Ghana have helped seize cocaine worth an estimated £200,000 which had been hidden in lollipops.

The drugs, which were en route to Europe, were detected by the Ghanaian authorities working with Border Force’s Operation Westbridge team and the Serious Organised Crime Agency on Tuesday 11 September at Accra Airport.

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Health experts call for alcohol marketing inquiry (Aus)

Health experts call for alcohol marketing inquiry (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Health experts meeting at Parliament House in Canberra have called on the Federal Government to establish an inquiry into alcohol marketing The Australian Medical Association which organised the sum...
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Drug lord used plastic surgery to hide (Colombia/Venezuela)

ONE of Colombia's most-wanted drug lords changed his appearance through repeated plastic surgeries before he was captured in Venezuela while using a public payphone, Venezuela's justice minister says.
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Terrible toll taken by drunken few as late-night alcohol-fuelled violence escalates (SA)

Terrible toll taken by drunken few as late-night alcohol-fuelled violence escalates (SA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
SOUTH Australia - and the nation - continue to pay the terrible toll caused by alcohol-fuelled late-night violence.
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The Cross gets safer as laws get tougher (NSW)

The Cross gets safer as laws get tougher (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
IT'S about time the public was given the facts about what is actually going on in Kings Cross, rather than the propaganda spouted by those who want to close it down.
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Bars, drinks makers suffer amid Czech ban

CZECH bars and drink producers were counting losses on Wednesday as a blanket ban on spirits sales has trimmed their earnings amid an unprecedented wave of alcohol poisonings that has claimed 23 lives.
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Social media condemned for alcohol marketing

Social media condemned for alcohol marketing | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

AUSTRALIA'S peak medical body has censured the social media giant Facebook for  allowing alcohol companies to target children.

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Young people to train police in bid to improve relations (UK)

Young people to train police in bid to improve relations (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Young people are to develop and run training sessions for police in three London boroughs as part of a pilot scheme to improve community relations.  

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BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific, David Nutt

BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific, David Nutt | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Jim Al-Khalili interviews Prof David Nutt about research into drugs and the brain.
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Bid to overturn L.A. pot shop ban qualifies for ballot (USA)

Bid to overturn L.A. pot shop ban qualifies for ballot (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Activists seeking to strike down a ban on medical marijuana outlets in Los Angeles saw their challenge qualify for the ballot Monday, dealing a setback to the city's latest attempt at a crackdown.
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