Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth
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75% of substance use problems and mental health disorders commence in adolesence
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How I Breathe While Swimming Through Depression

How I Breathe While Swimming Through Depression | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
Young Minds Matter is a new series meant to lead the conversation with children about mental and emotional health, so youngsters feel loved, valued and understood.
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Cannabis 'induces schizophrenia-like symptoms in healthy people' 

Cannabis 'induces schizophrenia-like symptoms in healthy people'  | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
Yale scientists found cannabis's active ingredient delta-9-THC, increases random neural activity in the brain. They suggest this leads to psychosis-like effects, similar to symptoms of schizophrenia.
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Cannabis regulation hits the UK press | Transform: Getting Drugs Under Control

Cannabis regulation hits the UK press | Transform: Getting Drugs Under Control | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
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Depression damages parts of the brain, research concludes

Depression damages parts of the brain, research concludes | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
Brain damage is caused by persistent depression rather than being a predisposing factor for it, researchers have finally concluded after decades of unconfirmed hypothesising.
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Why we need to be honest about OCD and teen mental health

Why we need to be honest about OCD and teen mental health | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
Sometimes young people with mental health problems get better. Sometimes they don’t. Sometimes they get better but then they get worse. Holly Bourne explores OCD and relapse in her new book Am I Normal Yet?
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Smoking cigarettes is associated with an increased risk of psychosis

Smoking cigarettes is associated with an increased risk of psychosis | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
Researchers have been investigating the link between smoking and psychosis, here's what they found.
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Ice-addicted Australians choosing Bali and Thailand for cheaper treatment

Ice-addicted Australians choosing Bali and Thailand for cheaper treatment | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
Bali and Thailand - the preferred escape for Australians wanting cheap dental work and plastic surgery - has now become a destination for ice addicts wanting rehabilitation.
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Need for greater access to treatment in Australia as rates of meth use climb.

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Motorist who struck schoolboy acquitted after experts say meth can help drivers

Motorist who struck schoolboy acquitted after experts say meth can help drivers | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
A drugged motorist who ran a red light and struck a schoolboy is cleared of dangerous driving after two expert witnesses suggest ice can have a positive effect on driver ability.
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Government confirms drug that killed Charles Kennedy to remain perfectly legal

Government confirms drug that killed Charles Kennedy to remain perfectly legal | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
Home Secretary Theresa May has confirmed she has no plans to limit the sale of the hugely addictive 'legal high' which led to the untimely death of former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy.
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▶ GDS2015 Findings: Synthetic Cannabinoid Products - YouTube

'Synthetic Cannabinoids Products' is the name given to the manufactured chemicals that are designed to have the same effect as cannabis. Though available leg...
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Long-term study shows why bullying is a public health problem

Long-term study shows why bullying is a public health problem | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
Bullying may be responsible for nearly 30% of cases of depression among adults, a new study suggests.
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The embarrassing reason forcing most Australians to quit drinking

The embarrassing reason forcing most Australians to quit drinking | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
The Global Drug Survey finds Australians are the most likely to want to cut down their drinking, but what is motivating us might surprise you.
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▶ SACY Teens & Cannabis Forum 2015 - YouTube

On April 14, 2015 SACY held a public forum to discuss the topic of teenagers and cannabis use. This video is a sampling of some of the topics discussed. For ...
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The right (and wrong) way to legalize cannabis

The right (and wrong) way to legalize cannabis | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
How to build a legal marijuana system that's convenient for adults, protects public health and keeps commercial forces in check
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Facebook's plan to help prevent suicide

Facebook's plan to help prevent suicide | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
Facebook has used "compassion research" to understand how people can best help a friend in need.
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Synthetic cannabis banned in SA

Synthetic cannabis banned in SA | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
A SYNTHETIC cannabis that makes users psychotic and gives them apparent superhuman strength has been banned in South Australia.
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ABC Radio - Ice in the Regions on Life Matters

ABC Radio - Ice in the Regions on Life Matters | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
The ice epidemic is taking its toll on regional communities around Australia, but there are success stories in overcoming addiction.
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Ice epidemic or not, heavier use and higher purity is increasing harms

Ice epidemic or not, heavier use and higher purity is increasing harms | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
Much media attention is being given to the rising toll of methamphetamine-related harm in Australia, fuelled by the increased availability and use of high purity crystalline meth.
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No smoke without fire – the link between smoking and mental health

No smoke without fire – the link between smoking and mental health | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
Smoking and mental health problems go hand in hand but it's not an easy relationship to untangle.
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2015 Wayne Fenton Award for Exceptional Clinical Care

2015 Wayne Fenton Award for Exceptional Clinical Care | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
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'Going it alone' adds to tertiary students' high mental health risk

'Going it alone' adds to tertiary students' high mental health risk | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
86% of university students severely affected by mental illness drop out, adding to their sense of worthlessness and failure.
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Should all staff get MHFA training at tertiary level? An interesting idea.

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What's Really in Your Ecstasy? | NOISEY

What's Really in Your Ecstasy? | NOISEY | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
A new study has looked at over 25,000 pill reports to figure it out.
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This is how poorly developed apps are damaging mental health

This is how poorly developed apps are damaging mental health | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
Recent research has called into question the helpfulness of medical apps. Could wellness and mental health apps, in fact, be harmful?
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Online illegal drug sales are booming as Australian street drug prices more than double the global average

Online illegal drug sales are booming as Australian street drug prices more than double the global average | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
More people are buying recreational drugs such as ecstasy and cocaine online, partly because it is much cheaper than buying them on the street, where the price of drugs in Australia is more than double the global average.
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Solid gold Scythian bongs for cannabis and opium discovered in Russia

Solid gold Scythian bongs for cannabis and opium discovered in Russia | Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Youth | Scoop.it
Two gold bongs dating to 2,400 years gives insight into the Scythian nomads.
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"Scythians used a plant to produce smoke that no Grecian vapour-bath can surpass which made them shout aloud."

 

Curious if they could tell the potency 2400 years later

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