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Driver's alcohol reading allegedly one of the highest recorded in NSW after Coffs Harbour crash - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Driver's alcohol reading allegedly one of the highest recorded in NSW after Coffs Harbour crash - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
Police allege the man blew one of the highest alcohol readings recorded after crashing twice on the NSW mid north coast. The 24-year-old was stopped by bystanders in Coffs Harbour at about 6:30pm yesterday.
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Broken Hill cyclist sentenced for drink-riding - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Broken Hill cyclist sentenced for drink-riding - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
A Broken Hill man with a history of drink-driving has been convicted for riding drunk on a bicycle.
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Essendon doping scandal: interim ASADA report unlikely to clear clouds over players - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Essendon doping scandal: interim ASADA report unlikely to clear clouds over players - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
ASADA's interim report into Essendon is unlikely to answer whether players actually doped, says ABC's James Bennett.
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The skinny on cocaine - Science Daily (press release)

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The scientists found that cocaine use may cause profound metabolic changes which can result in dramatic weight gain during recovery, a distressing phenomenon that can lead to relapse.
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Pine Ridge hosts historic referendum on Tuesday to legalize alcohol - Rapid City Journal

Pine Ridge hosts historic referendum on Tuesday to legalize alcohol - Rapid City Journal | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
Pine Ridge hosts historic referendum on Tuesday to legalize alcohol
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Cheyenne earned good money for a resident on the Pine Ridge Reservation working for the Indian Health Service, but she was spending every dollar on alcohol.
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How to reduce crime in the world's most violent country - Aljazeera.com

How to reduce crime in the world's most violent country - Aljazeera.com | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
How to reduce crime in the world's most violent country Aljazeera.com As is well known, worsening drug trafficking, organised crime, corruption, institutional dysfunction and the deterioration of the country's finances in the years since the June...
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CVS Requiring Customers To Show ID For Everyday Product

CVS Requiring Customers To Show ID For Everyday Product | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
Fixing a chipped manicure just got much harder for many teenage girls.
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Why Tobacco Companies Are Turning to E-Cigarettes - Bloomberg

Why Tobacco Companies Are Turning to E-Cigarettes - Bloomberg | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
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It is probably the most exciting thing in the tobacco industry for a while, probably at least since the mid-1990s when r.j.
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Heroin Junkies Create the Most Depressing Instagrams | Motherboard

Heroin Junkies Create the Most Depressing Instagrams | Motherboard | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
Many friends of mine have had episodes with heroin. I never got around to shooting up myself, which supposedly was "the bomb," "ruled," and felt "better than being blown by Jesus." I never tried it, nor did I ever catch a great ...
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New Zealand's plan to regulate designer drugs is better than trying to ban ... - The Economist

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New Zealand's plan to regulate designer drugs is better than trying to ban ...
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AS THE world's drug habit shows, governments are failing in their quest to monitor every London window-box and Andean hillside for banned plants.
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Skirting the Issue: I drank alcohol aged 14 – and I turned out fine - Telegraph.co.uk

Skirting the Issue: I drank alcohol aged 14 – and I turned out fine - Telegraph.co.uk | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Skirting the Issue: I drank alcohol aged 14 – and I turned out fine Telegraph.co.uk Besides, young'uns trying a bit of drink from their parents' wine bottle will only discover that alcohol, at their age, tastes pretty rank and they...
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The Real Skinny on Cocaine and Weight - PsychCentral.com (blog)

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“Our findings challenge the widely held assumptions that cocaine use leads to weight loss through appetite suppression,” said Dr.
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Smugglers Hide Cocaine In Bananas.. Again

Smugglers Hide Cocaine In Bananas.. Again | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
It seems the jig is up, drug smugglers.
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Russian doctor arrested on suspicion of stealing heroin from drug mule's stomach - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Russian doctor arrested on suspicion of stealing heroin from drug mule's stomach - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
Russian police have detained a Siberian surgeon on suspicion of stealing a bag of heroin he removed from a patient's stomach.
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Sports scientist Stephen Dank ordered to revise defamation claim - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Sports scientist Stephen Dank ordered to revise defamation claim - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
Sports scientist Stephen Dank has been ordered to reword claims he has made in his defamation case launched against the Daily Telegraph.
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Women Who Abuse Alcohol Seek Treatment Sooner Than Men, Study Finds - Huffington Post

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Women Who Abuse Alcohol Seek Treatment Sooner Than Men, Study Finds
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Women who abuse alcohol tend to seek treatment sooner than their male counterparts, according to a small new study.
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Making an economic case for ending tobacco use - Muncie Star Press

Making an economic case for ending tobacco use - Muncie Star Press | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
Making an economic case for ending tobacco use Muncie Star Press The study examines how the removal of tobacco would affect the performance of the state economy by creating an artificial scenario where all tobacco production, distribution, sale,...
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NYPD Outraged To Discover Cannabis-Flavored Lollipops Don't Get You High - Gothamist

NYPD Outraged To Discover Cannabis-Flavored Lollipops Don't Get You High - Gothamist | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
NYPD Outraged To Discover Cannabis-Flavored Lollipops Don't Get You High Gothamist Over the last few years, subtly painted vans like the one above started popping up across the city, doing brisk business selling "pot pops." Our own inquiry to the...
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Crowdfunded cups and straws quickly detect 'invisible' date rape drugs - The Verge

Crowdfunded cups and straws quickly detect 'invisible' date rape drugs - The Verge | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
Crowdfunded cups and straws quickly detect 'invisible' date rape drugs
The Verge
The odorless and tasteless nature of "date rape drugs" can make them impossible for victims to detect before it's too late.
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In Switzerland, Marijuana Use Helps Keep Prisons Calm and Safe

In Switzerland, Marijuana Use Helps Keep Prisons Calm and Safe | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
The Swiss prison guards agree that marijuana use among inmates is a good thing.

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Joshua Blaugh's comment, August 12, 2013 10:38 PM
CBD, cannabidiol, is in both marijuana and hemp (also cannabis).

Time to take marijuana away from the cartels and regulate this substance! Youth use goes down when prohibition is lifted and taxes can help this economy.

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Follow this:

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Arianna Huffington's Daughter Talks Cocaine Addiction on 'Today ...

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Christina, who did her first line of cocaine at age 16, details her downward spiral into addiction and her path to sobriety in the September issue of Glamour magazine. On Today, with her mother by her side, she said of getting ...
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Chart Of The Day: United States Of Soaring Heroin Use | Zero Hedge

Chart Of The Day: United States Of Soaring Heroin Use | Zero Hedge | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
A month ago we reported that cocaine production out of Latin America had dropped to a new 21st century low. Whether that move was supply or demand-driven was unclear, just as it is unclear if it was due to the "scarcity" of ...
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Randy Jackson talks brother's drug abuse - abc7.com

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Jurors on Friday heard from Michael Jackson's brother, Randy Jackson, as the wrongful death trial focused on the pop star's history of drug abuse.
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The Psychiatrist: Pot luck and the cannabis conundrum - Financial Times

The Psychiatrist: Pot luck and the cannabis conundrum - Financial Times | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
The Psychiatrist: Pot luck and the cannabis conundrum Financial Times The supposed link between cannabis and schizophrenia seems to be a major plank in the argument against decriminalising drugs, although in the rogues' gallery of health risks...
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Ndlea Arrests Bricklayer With 2.07kg of Cocaine - AllAfrica.com

Ndlea Arrests Bricklayer With 2.07kg of Cocaine - AllAfrica.com | Drugs, Crime and Society | Scoop.it
Ndlea Arrests Bricklayer With 2.07kg of Cocaine
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9 August 2013. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday arrested a 46-year-old bricklayer from Anambra, who attempted to smuggle 2.07kg of cocaine into the country.
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