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Children in peril as women are jailed in record numbers (UK)

Children in peril as women are jailed in record numbers (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The number of women in prisons has more than doubled in 15 years, with 17,240 children separated from mothers who are in jail, an investigation by The Independent shows today.
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Can MDMA help to cure depression? (UK)

Can MDMA help to cure depression? (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
It is thought to have 500,000 users in the UK, yet research into the main ingredient in ecstasy has been minimal.
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Scotland's drug rehabilitation centres shutting down.. despite drug deaths rise

Scotland's drug rehabilitation centres shutting down.. despite drug deaths rise | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
TWENTY per cent of centres have shut down in past three years even as Record reveals methadone kills more than heroin.
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Children found taking mephedrone as usage soars, say drug workers (UK)

Children found taking mephedrone as usage soars, say drug workers (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Anecdotal evidence grows of drug's prevalence on UK streets, while police in south Wales issue warning to parents and schools...
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Father gave up drinking for his child, but there are millions of others who don't (Aus)

Father gave up drinking for his child, but there are millions of others who don't (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Father gave up drinking for his child, but there are millions of others who don't...
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Caffeinated energy drinks mixed with alcohol just make a wide-awake drunk (Aus)

Caffeinated energy drinks mixed with alcohol just make a wide-awake drunk (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A VOLATILE breed of weekend drinker is staggering into emergency wards across the country, defined as the ''wide-awake drunk'' pulsing on a cocktail of alcoholic uppers and downers.
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Doctors slam 'dumb drinking culture' and call for it to stop (Aus)

Doctors slam 'dumb drinking culture' and call for it to stop (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
DOCTORS fed up with booze-fuelled violence are pleading for Australia's "incredibly dumb drinking culture" to be stamped out, saying "enough is enough".
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Teaching children about the risks of binge drinking will help stop alcohol-fuelled violence (Aus)

Teaching children about the risks of binge drinking will help stop alcohol-fuelled violence (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
HIGH-PROFILE tragedies caused by binge drinking should be highlighted to children to combat booze-related violence, an emergency department chief says.
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Code Brown alert caps another rough night (NSW)

Code Brown alert caps another rough night (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
ANOTHER bad weekend in a Sydney emergency department. Early Saturday morning we already had warnings signs of trouble.
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Grog disrupts 3 million families: survey (Aus)

MORE than four million Australians know families whose children may not be properly cared for due to alcohol abuse, a survey has found.
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Laos tempers 'tubing' tourists

LAOS authorities have had mixed success in trying to limit  damage caused by  the tourist craze of ''tubing'' - floating downriver in a tyre inner-tube. After a spate of tourist deaths on the Nam Song River in Vang Vieng, Laos,  authorities  have closed more than two dozen of the riverside and late-night  island bars that are pit-stops for tubing tourists. But a fortnight after the  crackdown started, the river is still busy with about 100 tubers a day - down  from the usual 500.

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Why Sweden's finest contribution to road safety is not the Volvo

IN A 40-year driving career I've probably been breath-tested more than two dozen  times in  Australia and  never been close to exceeding the blood alcohol limit.  I wish I could say the same about my time spent in Sweden.

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A clear head is alcoholic's salvation (Aus)

A clear head is alcoholic's salvation (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
JASON Hall knew he had a problem. He just couldn't stop.
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Supermarkets in line for alcohol windfall (UK)

Supermarkets in line for alcohol windfall (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Supermarkets will be handed a profits windfall worth as much as £2.2bn if Government plans to impose a minimum alcohol price succeed, according to research.
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'Having anthrax didn't make me think I should stop taking heroin' (UK)

'Having anthrax didn't make me think I should stop taking heroin' (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
As a second drug user dies of anthrax in Blackpool, a former addict explains why warnings about the disease are ignored...
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Scottish tories call for more drug centres

Scottish tories call for more drug centres | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Tories are calling for more drug rehabilitation centres as an alternative to the continued use of the heroin substitute methadone.

The number of centres in Scotland has been reduced from 29 to 23 since 2008-9, according to figures highlighted by the party.

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Safe syringes for drug addicts (Tanzania)

Safe syringes for drug addicts (Tanzania) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

The government will start issuing clean medical injectioin equipment, including hypodermic syringes, to narcotic drug abusers to help protect them from getting infected by the HIV virus. The move is, however, opposed by a group of activists who see it as fuelling the narcotic drug addiction problem.

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'The worst mistake I ever made': a 12-year-old's life on mephedrone (UK)

'The worst mistake I ever made': a 12-year-old's life on mephedrone (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Now 14, this girl from Maidenhead began using mephedrone at the age of 12.
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Bolivia blames US demand for drug problems

Bolivia blames US demand for drug problems | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
PRESIDENT Evo Morales of Bolivia has lashed out at the US, saying it had no right to label his government lax on fighting drug trafficking when the real problem is Americans' zeal for getting high.
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Czech bars raided over deadly bootleg liquor

Czech bars raided over deadly bootleg liquor | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
CZECH police have raided thousands of bars and shops since banning hard liquor sales following a wave of deaths from methanol poisoning from bootleg spirits, a police spokesman said.
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SELF-DEFENCE EXPERTS URGE: Take action, don't become a victim of alcohol-fuelled violence (Aus)

SELF-DEFENCE EXPERTS URGE: Take action, don't become a victim of alcohol-fuelled violence (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
GO home before the early hours, watch how much you drink and take responsibility for your actions - it's the advice that could stop you from becoming yet another victim of violence on a night out and may even save your life.
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Doctors sinking in a violent tide fuelled by alcohol (Vic)

Doctors sinking in a violent tide fuelled by alcohol (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
MEDICOS who patch up young people injured in drunken assaults on Melbourne's streets say the scale of drunken violence is escalating.
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Alcohol hurt hits millions (Aus)

Alcohol hurt hits millions (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
MORE than four million people know children who are not being cared for as a result of alcohol abuse.
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Dogs of war burn the Cross (NSW)

Dogs of war burn the Cross (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

The beating heart of Sydney is Kings Cross, and the wowsers want to close it  down, turning it into a Hillsong Outlet, a Disneyfied fun-free suburb fit for  papal visits and taking the characters out of the character of the place.

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Bootleg spirits kill 19 (Czech Republic)

Czech police have raided thousands of bars, restaurants and shops after methanol poisoning caused by bootleg spirits left 19 people dead and others seriously ill.

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