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Laos tuber's near-death ride (Aus)

Laos tuber's near-death ride (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

The lucky escape of a Melbourne woman who could have died tubing in Laos this week has prompted a warning to young travellers to beware the risks of drinking unknown alcohol

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Minimum alcohol pricing: Analysis

Minimum alcohol pricing: Analysis | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
What will be the wider impact of a minimum price for alcohol in Scotland?
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Loophole in drug chemical import (Aus)

CHEMICALS used by drug gangs to manufacture amphetamines are being imported into Australia because of a loophole in federal legislation.

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HAVE YOUR SAY: New stand on heroin at Footscray addiction clinic

HAVE YOUR SAY: New stand on heroin at Footscray addiction clinic | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
HEPATITIS C sufferers will be treated at the Heroin Addiction Clinic in Footscray for the first time.
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tasmanian drug abuse prevention scheme goes national - Tasmanian Government Media Releases (press release)

tasmanian drug abuse prevention scheme goes national - Tasmanian Government Media Releases (press release) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
tasmanian drug abuse prevention scheme goes nationalTasmanian Government Media Releases (press release)A system developed in Tasmania to prevent the abuse of painkilling prescription drugs has been so successful it will be rolled out across...
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Jails to lead the jobs recovery

Jails to lead the jobs recovery | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
PREMIER Ted Baillieu has unveiled his first plan to help solve Victoria's growing jobs crisis - creating more than 1000 new occupations in state prisons.
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DPMP Research Symposium | Event | NDARC - National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

DPMP Research Symposium | Event | NDARC - National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Just 3 weeks left to register for the Drug Policy and Modelling Program's annual research symposium.

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Indonesia Confronts Drug Use Among Pilots - New York Times

Indonesia Confronts Drug Use Among Pilots - New York Times | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Indonesia Confronts Drug Use Among PilotsNew York TimesIndonesia's civil aviation safety regulations require all flight staff members, including pilots and flight attendants, to undergo periodic health checks.
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Pills and progress (USA)

Pills and progress (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Signs of compassion mixed with pragmatism are emerging in America’s treatment of drug users, who are also changing their habits.

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River of drugs and booze in Laos

River of drugs and booze in Laos | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
IT'S a laidback lifestyle attracting adventurous Aussies, but it can be lethal.
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Booze ads OK, says Nissan (Aus)

Booze ads OK, says Nissan (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Two of Nissan's four starters on the V8 Supercars grid next year will carry alcohol advertising - despite an alcohol ad ban hanging over the race series' safety car.

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Western Australia jumps the gun on drug ban - The Australian

Western Australia jumps the gun on drug ban - The Australian | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning HeraldWestern Australia jumps the gun on drug banThe AustralianWESTERN Australia will pre-empt moves by the Gillard government to ban MDPV, a synthetic drug similar to methamphetamine.
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Family violence jumps in Victoria over holiday season

Family violence jumps in Victoria over holiday season | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
POLICE have revealed an alarming spike in family violence in Victoria over the holiday season, with a 30 per cent increase in incidents.
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Educational drug website launched - Ninemsn

Educational drug website launched - Ninemsn | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Educational drug website launchedNinemsnADF CEO John Rogerson says young people need to be given tools that promote informed decisions about drug and alcohol use.
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HIV’s Increasingly Dangerous Sidekick (UK)

If you are HIV-positive you have a lot to deal with on your plate already. The last thing you need is to have your liver ruined by a Hepatitis C infection as well. Unfortunately it appears that the co-infection rate is soaring, according to the latest National AIDS Trust (NAT) report.

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Greens call for federal laws to target petrol sniffing (Aus)

Greens call for federal laws to target petrol sniffing (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Petrol sniffing is back on the agenda in remote Australian outposts and in Canberra, with the Greens calling for a ban on regular fuel.
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Kava is king of Kiwi contraband - New Zealand Herald

Kava is king of Kiwi contraband - New Zealand Herald | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Kava is king of Kiwi contrabandNew Zealand HeraldDrugs, sex medicines, air guns, steroids and cigarettes are all big exports - but new figures show kava is the king of Kiwi contraband.
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Smoking pot doubles car accident risk - CBC.ca

Smoking pot doubles car accident risk - CBC.ca | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
CBC.caSmoking pot doubles car accident riskCBC.caThe level of impairment from smoking pot might not be as severe as alcohol intoxication, but it does require a public health response, a researcher says.The level of impairment from smoking pot might...
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Myanmar's rising drug trade | Bangkok Post: news

Myanmar's rising drug trade | Bangkok Post: news | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Professor Des Ball pushes plates of what is left of a roast duck and barbeque prawn dinner to the side as he spreads a large map across the dinner table and stabs his finger at a point where northern Thailand meets Myanmar.
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Is Ireland failing its heroin addicts? - The Irish Times - Mon, Jan 09, 2012

Is Ireland failing its heroin addicts? - The Irish Times - Mon, Jan 09, 2012 | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The number of heroin users in Ireland is the highest in the EU while deaths of people on methadone programmes increasing.

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Smoking dope doubles accident risk (Canada/Aus)

Smoking dope doubles accident risk (Canada/Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Smoking marijuana a couple of hours before you drive almost doubles your chances of having a serious car crash, say Canadian researchers.
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Mum grieves over son's death in Asian drug den (Aus/Laos)

Mum grieves over son's death in Asian drug den (Aus/Laos) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
THE mother of a man found dead in a Laos hotel has spoken of her family's heartbreak.
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$25 million of ice and heroin and $300,000 cash seized in major drug bust (NSW)

$25 million of ice and heroin and $300,000 cash seized in major drug bust (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
POLICE have seized heroin and ice with a street value of more than $25 million and arrested a man believed to be a principal of a major drug distribution network.
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Designer drug SRAMS sweeping world sport - The Daily Telegraph

Designer drug SRAMS sweeping world sport - The Daily Telegraph | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Designer drug SRAMS sweeping world sportThe Daily TelegraphA NEW designer drug that mimics testosterone but is totally undetectable is sweeping world sport - with fears it is already being used in Australian high performance sport.
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Memory-Erasing Drug Tested For PTSD Patients - WPBF West Palm Beach

Memory-Erasing Drug Tested For PTSD Patients - WPBF West Palm Beach | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Memory-Erasing Drug Tested For PTSD PatientsWPBF West Palm BeachThat sounds a little too sci-fi," said Dr. Alberto Fernandez-Milo, chief of mental health at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Riviera Beach.
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