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'We won't be pushed around by the alcohol industry': Australian ads review board - BeverageDaily.com

'We won't be pushed around by the alcohol industry': Australian ads review board - BeverageDaily.com | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
'We won't be pushed around by the alcohol industry': Australian ads review boardBeverageDaily.comThe Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) says that the nation's new 'independent' Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) should be...
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Bill to tackle underage home drinking - ABC Online

Bill to tackle underage home drinking - ABC Online | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Bill to tackle underage home drinkingABC OnlineAn Opposition MP will seek to legislate for tougher laws on children being given alcohol. It is legal in South Australia at present for people to give children under 18 alcohol in their own home.
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Alcohol ad review board labelled a 'farce' - Perth Now

Alcohol ad review board labelled a 'farce' - Perth Now | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Alcohol ad review board labelled a 'farce'Perth NowTHE independent Alcohol Advertising Review Board chaired by esteemed child health advocate Fiona Stanley says an attack on it by the country's top advertising industry group is "nonsense".Booze ad...
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The drunken state - Sydney Morning Herald

The drunken state - Sydney Morning Herald | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The drunken stateSydney Morning HeraldNational alcohol consumption figures come from two sources: Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates of per-capita consumption (from tax receipts) and survey estimates.
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Mental illness rife in Aussie jails - Sydney Morning Herald

Mental illness rife in Aussie jails - Sydney Morning Herald | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Sky News AustraliaMental illness rife in Aussie jailsSydney Morning HeraldThe report, The Mental Health of Prison Entrants in Australia: 2010 found 31 per cent of prison entrants surveyed said they had been told by a medical professional they had a...
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Hard lessons on drugs (Vic)

MOVES to switch from the simple "just say no" slogan toward a more complex approach for alcohol and drug education in Victorian schools will doubtless confront parents.
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Tough line on drug testing for NZ welfare

Job hunters in New Zealand who miss out on jobs because they refuse to take a drug test, or fail one, are going to have their welfare payments cut.
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Bring truth into play by saying yes to drugs in sport

Bring truth into play by saying yes to drugs in sport | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Bring truth into play by saying yes to drugs in sport...
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Mental health needs high for indigenous - The Australian

Mental health needs high for indigenous - The Australian | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Mental health needs high for indigenousThe AustralianMental health services for Aboriginal people in custody need to be developed urgently, according to a study that found most Queensland indigenous inmates suffered from a mental illness.
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Victoria: the boozy state

Victoria: the boozy state | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

A DAMNING Auditor-General report into the failure of successive governments to combat Victoria's binge drinking has reopened calls for tougher policies and a less ''knee-jerk'' response from authorities.

 

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Cocaine networks hit hard in police operation (Canada)

Cocaine networks hit hard in police operation (Canada) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A recent Toronto police operation may have knocked out some local cocaine distribution networks, but that doesn't mean that the drug is unavailable on city streets.
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The war on drugs has brought only casualties (UK)

The war on drugs has brought only casualties (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Danny Kushlick: The illegal trade is booming and drugs are cheaper and more available than ever. There are other ways to deal with this.

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Graphic warnings to fight alcohol abuse - The Australian

Graphic warnings to fight alcohol abuseThe Australian"Demon drink" is the new health battleground, with higher taxes, drinking ages and graphic warnings similar to those on tobacco products touted as ways to fight alcohol-related birth defects and...
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Province says alcohol price hike helping to reduce consumption - StarPhoenix

Province says alcohol price hike helping to reduce consumption - StarPhoenix | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Province says alcohol price hike helping to reduce consumptionStarPhoenixA provincial government policy that dramatically increased the price of high-alcohol booze is helping. ...
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A state of pill poppers - Tasmania Mercury

A state of pill poppers - Tasmania Mercury | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Tasmania MercuryA state of pill poppersTasmania MercuryA state of pill poppers TASMANIANS are being prescribed more dangerous drugs than anywhere else, says the head of Alcohol and Drug Services. ... the state's head of Alcohol and Drug Services.
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Ministers condemn alcohol promotion - Belfast Telegraph

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Belfast TelegraphMinisters condemn alcohol promotionBelfast TelegraphA controversial shop promotion offering cheap alcohol for children's allowance day has been condemned by Government ministers.Health Minister brands 'allowance day' alcohol promotion...
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Mental health concern in prisons - Brisbane Times

Mental health concern in prisons - Brisbane Times | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
BigPond NewsMental health concern in prisonsBrisbane TimesIt is 21 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody highlighted poor mental health was a contributing factor to why indigenous people were over-represented in...
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Schools to dump 'just say no' program on drugs, booze (Vic)

Schools to dump 'just say no' program on drugs, booze (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
THE state's secondary schools will dump their "just say no" approach to drug and alcohol education as part of a radical new attack on teen boozing and drug taking.
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Traveling The Silk Road to the Deep Web’s Darkest Corner

Traveling The Silk Road to the Deep Web’s Darkest Corner | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

An interesting article about Silk Road which has been utilised as a marketplace for many things including illicit drugs.


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Allow drugs in sport? I nearly choked on my (low-fat) Weeties

Allow drugs in sport? I nearly choked on my (low-fat) Weeties | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Allow drugs in sport?I nearly choked on my (low-fat) Weeties...
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Ten more years for failed "racist" health intervention - 6minutes

Ten more years for failed "racist" health intervention - 6minutes | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Ten more years for failed "racist" health intervention6minutesThe extension of the NT intervention for a further 10 years has been condemned by as a continuation of a racist and failed approach to Aboriginal health.
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Australia's problem with alcohol must be faced

Australia's problem with alcohol must be faced | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

WE MAY not like to hear it, but Australians have a serious problem with alcohol. In Victoria, alcohol-related harm costs the state a staggering $4.3 billion a year, which incudes road accidents, health problems, crime and workforce issues, not to mention less tangible costs such as pain and suffering.

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New poppy blight poised to boost opium price (Afghanistan)

A fresh blight is poised to hit Afghanistan's poppy fields this year, driving up opium prices and threatening to fuel a shift to potentially lethal heroin substitutes like "krokodil", the U.N. drugs watchdog said on Tuesday.

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Psychedelic drugs can unlock mysteries of brain – former government adviser (UK)

Psychedelic drugs can unlock mysteries of brain – former government adviser (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
David Nutt says research into mental illness is hampered by the prohibition of drugs such as psilocybin and LSD...
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