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PolicyCheck: the Greens' Harm Reduction Innovation Fund drug policy

PolicyCheck: the Greens' Harm Reduction Innovation Fund drug policy | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
PolicyCheck unpacks the details and history of the Greens' proposed $10 million Harm Reduction Innovation Fund drug policy.
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Do Startups Have a Drinking Problem? — Backchannel

Do Startups Have a Drinking Problem? — Backchannel | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
I was three months into my first startup gig, as a community manager at a small company in Boulder, and we had just clos…
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Many Australians want more done on alcohol-related harm: poll

Many Australians want more done on alcohol-related harm: poll | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
A survey of the communitys perspectives on alcohol has found many Australians think the country has a problem with alcohol abuse and want more action taken to reduce related harm The poll done for t
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Drug checking brief

Drug checking brief | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
This brief provides answers to key questions about drug checking services, like ... what are drug-checking services? Why check drugs? What do drug checking services look like around the world?
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Aussies want booze tax hikes, bans on ads

Aussies want booze tax hikes, bans on ads | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
Australia's love affair with booze is waning, with more than half of us now supporting tax rises.
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Ketamine: painkiller, party drug – and possibly next-generation antidepressant

Ketamine: painkiller, party drug – and possibly next-generation antidepressant | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
Ketamine may be the latest recreational drug to find a new legal use.
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Drugs, Alcohol Addiction's Most Common Cause Finally Revealed

Drugs, Alcohol Addiction's Most Common Cause Finally Revealed | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
The root cause for drug and alcohol addiction already revealed. Does this mean we can now eliminate it?
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Opioid Abuse Bill Passes U.S. House Without Funds Attached

Opioid Abuse Bill Passes U.S. House Without Funds Attached | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
The U.S. House passed legislation aimed at curbing opioid addiction in a bid for a rare bipartisan agreement in Congress that also may aid the campaigns of vulnerable Republicans from states hard hit by the crisis.
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State Budget to allocate $15m for war on meth

State Budget to allocate $15m for war on meth | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
A multi-pronged State Government war on meth will be the centrepiece of today’s Budget as Colin Barnett concedes the scourge has gripped WA’s suburbs and regions and is tearing families apart.
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‘Just Say No’ Has Failed Our Generation: What You Need To Know About SSDP's Drug Testing Initiative - VolteFace

‘Just Say No’ Has Failed Our Generation: What You Need To Know About SSDP's Drug Testing Initiative - VolteFace | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
Students for Sensible Drug Policy recently launched a drug testing initiative in Newcastle university, with plenty of media coverage this week, here’s the roundup of what you need to know. Just Say No is a cop-out. It’s obvious that the safest way to use drugs, is not to use them at all, and, whilst no substance … Continued
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Students taking drugs are handed testing kits to help them assess whether they are genuine

Students taking drugs are handed testing kits to help them assess whether they are genuine | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
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Spice: Americans turn to dangerous 'synthetic marijuana' to evade drug tests

Spice: Americans turn to dangerous 'synthetic marijuana' to evade drug tests | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
Makers of ‘fake weed’ continually alter its chemical makeup to skirt laws, but users face serious dangers, from kidney failure to stroke
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'Death pill': fentanyl disguised as other drugs linked to spike in US overdoses

'Death pill': fentanyl disguised as other drugs linked to spike in US overdoses | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times as powerful as morphine, and often users of Xanax and other pills don’t know they’re taking it – which is confounding authorities
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Date rape drug GHB use increases on the Gold Coast

Date rape drug GHB use increases on the Gold Coast | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
There has been a resurgence in the use of the date rape drug GHB on the Gold Coast, with an uptake in ice users turning to the downer to help them come off their highs, Queensland police say.
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NAB Chief Economist Provides Industry Forecasts at drinks association Network Breakfast

NAB Chief Economist Provides Industry Forecasts at drinks association Network Breakfast | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
Ivan Colhoun, Chief Economist, Markets for National Australia Bank (NAB) addressed 127 attendee
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In-club drug checking floated for WA

In-club drug checking floated for WA | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
At-festival and in-club drug testing could protect revellers Oral swabs found Perth nightclub patrons were taking mysterious substances Local dru
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Much of World Suffers Not From Abuse of Painkillers, but Absence of Them

Much of World Suffers Not From Abuse of Painkillers, but Absence of Them | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
While the United States struggles with a surge in addiction, an estimated 5.5 billion people live in countries with little or no access to opioid analgesics.
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Fed up with drug deals, Richmond traders support mobile injecting centre plan

Fed up with drug deals, Richmond traders support mobile injecting centre plan | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
Ice and heroin trade on Richmond's drug-ravaged Victoria Street has become so flagrant that the traders are now supporting a proposal for a needle van.
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My secret life as a high-functioning drug user

My secret life as a high-functioning drug user | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
From midweek binges to the dealer with a loyalty card, one twentysomething asks when a habit becomes an addiction
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Victoria Government will look at reducing drink-driving limit to .02

Victoria Government will look at reducing drink-driving limit to .02 | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
The Victorian Government is considering lowering the legal limit to .02 as it introduces tough new laws forcing all drink-drivers to install alcohol interlocks to their cars for at least six months.
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Why are pills so strong right now?

Why are pills so strong right now? | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
New findings report that ecstasy is reaching more than double the average dosage, so we caught up with the Global Drug Survey to find out what’s up
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How fruit and alcohol impact breast cancer risk

How fruit and alcohol impact breast cancer risk | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
The lifelong risk of breast cancer seems to be lower among those who eat fruit and vegetables in adolescence and among women who reduce their alcohol intake in the midlife years.
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Luke Williams: to the edge of crystal meth and back

Luke Williams: to the edge of crystal meth and back | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
Luke was working as a journalist researching addiction to crystal meth, and became an addict himself.
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New laws to help reduce spread of blood-borne disease

New laws to help reduce spread of blood-borne disease | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
New laws to help reduce spread of blood-borne disease
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Australian drinkers’ perceptions of alcohol-related risk by consumption status

Australian drinkers’ perceptions of alcohol-related risk by consumption status | Alcohol and other Drugs | Scoop.it
Australian drinkers’ perceptions of alcohol-related risk by consumption status. . ???aop.label???. doi: 10.1080/16066359.2016.1175557
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