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ARTICLE: School Drug Testing & Student Illicit ...

ARTICLE: School Drug Testing & Student Illicit ... | Year 9 Drug Use | Scoop.it
Because the study design is observational and the data are cross-sectional, no strong causal conclusions can be drawn.
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Party drugs worry (Vic)

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Illicit drug use in the Benalla Police Service Area has skyrocketed in the past 12 months according to Victoria Police crime statistics released last week.


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New police drug testing measures to include hair samples (Vic)

New police drug testing measures to include hair samples (Vic) | Year 9 Drug Use | Scoop.it
POLICE could be forced to submit to hair tests for signs of illicit drug use.

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Doctors call for desperate measures to shame binge drinkers (Aus)

Doctors call for desperate measures to shame binge drinkers (Aus) | Year 9 Drug Use | Scoop.it
EMERGENCY doctors are calling for drastic new measures to end the nation's binge drinking problem, including shaming boozed-up patients with embarrassing video of their behaviour in hospitals.

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Oscar Stanis's curator insight, April 26, 2013 1:52 AM

This might be a good idea but it wont stop people because they arent aware of what they have done and even if they see it they probabally arent too worried about other peoples opinoins because they got so drunk they are in hospital, facebook and other types of social media have shamed people for ages and we have learnt not to care. In a teenager the brain isnt developed and dont get the ques that an adult gets to say stop drinking

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Binge drinkers face liver transplants WA

Binge drinkers face liver transplants WA | Year 9 Drug Use | Scoop.it
WA's top liver doctors are warning of a looming disaster from the State's binge-drinking culture, as more people face the prospect of premature liver damage and the need for a transplant.

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Nicholas Grozdanov's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:54 AM

Alcohol severely damages your liver causing fatty liver disease which increases the chance of obesity. People as young as thirty were needing liver transplants and inflamation to the liver was starting as young as twenty.

 

The doctor said ,any of the patients did not know that alcohol could do so much damage. 

stephanie shalala's curator insight, May 19, 2013 1:21 AM

This article is about teenagers who are not aware of the long term effects of alcohol. These effects can lead to liver diseases which can lead to fatty liver, hepatitis and cirrhosis. I find this rather concerning as Professor Luc Delriviere, surgical director of the Liver Foundation said he was concerned about findings from a study that showed Perth had some of the nation's highest alcohol consumption he said more needed to be done to reduce alcohol abuse in young people and alert them to the dangers of heavy drinking, through schools and the wider community. I think this article is very good to keep teenagers aware of what long term effects of binge drinking can do to your health.

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Binge Drinking Divide: Why it Doesn't Matter if Men Are More Violent ...

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Enjoy it now, because after college, it's called alcoholism.” College students can spend anywhere from $100-$500 on alcohol a month, according to a.
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Binge Drinking could Leave Lasting Liver Damage - Onlymyhealth.com - Onlymyhealth

Binge Drinking could Leave Lasting Liver Damage - Onlymyhealth.com - Onlymyhealth | Year 9 Drug Use | Scoop.it
Onlymyhealth Binge Drinking could Leave Lasting Liver Damage - Onlymyhealth.com Onlymyhealth Researchers at the University of Missouri have linked binge drinking with the risk for developing alcoholic liver disease and a variety of other health...
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Lift legal drinking age to 21: expert (NSW)

Lift legal drinking age to 21: expert (NSW) | Year 9 Drug Use | Scoop.it
Increasing the legal drinking age to 21 could reduce harm from alcohol and increase the effectiveness of drink-driving campaigns, an Illawarra drug and alcohol expert claims.

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Can Binge Drinking Make You Stupid?

Can Binge Drinking Make You Stupid? | Year 9 Drug Use | Scoop.it
Effects on learning and memory appear particularly important when the drinking occurred during adolescence, an 'accelerated learning period' for most of us. (Neurotoxicity of the hippocampus: Can #binge #drinking make you stupid?
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AFL summit sends wrong message on illicit drug use

The AFL's approach to illicit drugs was championed as a world leader of drugs-in-sport policy when it was implemented in 2005.
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Summit plea to cut the grog toll (NSW)

Summit plea to cut the grog toll (NSW) | Year 9 Drug Use | Scoop.it
THE availability, price and promotion of alcohol should be reined in to tackle the chronic binge-drinking and violent culture that exists across NSW, experts say.

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thomas chadrawy1's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:49 AM

I strongly agree with some of the points mentioned in the article and think this is one of the best ways to crack down on alchol related violence, especially on a domestic scale. I understand that restiction and added pice and taxes and such, has its flaws, but i belive this is the most effective way to cut to the heart of the problem. 

 

Especially as the article stated that. "Every NSW cop's operational focus is now on alcohol-related crime, which takes up half of all police work." This is an alarming fact as a simple aspect such as binge drinking is taking up such a major part of police work when there resources could be much better allocated to tackling the major problems of society. 

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Liquorland shamed over reckless drinking ads (Aus) -video

Liquorland shamed over reckless drinking ads (Aus) -video | Year 9 Drug Use | Scoop.it
Liquorland has been found in breach of a voluntary code of practice in its TV advertising, with the chain's ads accused of encouraging binge drinking, underage drinking and portraying an improper link between alcohol and sport.

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Alice Fox's curator insight, May 16, 2013 5:09 AM

This article about an ad that was shown on Australian commerical TV that encouraged binge drinking for teenagers. It also included the mixed sport and binge drinking together, which many young people are involed in.

thomas chadrawy1's curator insight, May 20, 2013 8:40 AM

It is advertising like this and the portrayal of alcohol consumption in this manner that is most dangerous to the generations that are coming through. The advertisements that were mention in the article were said to portray young people drinking or gathering up large quantities of alcohol, the promotion of excessive drinking and alcohol-fuelled parties. Also the ads were shown in the afternoon with an audience of all ages.


If ads and the depiction of alcohol in this manner can be restricted to the audience that it directly affects, and can be shown in a responsible manner, without the added connotations and implications that are normally associated with alcohol, i believe it will be invaluable to society in order to halt the irresponsible and reckless drinking habits which have been developed in recent years. 


Joel Roberts's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:58 PM

This article "Liquorland shamed over reckless drinking ads (Aus) -video" talks about how people get ideas and follow ideas from advertisments so if we get the wrong idea from adds the teenagers may think this is the only way they can drink alchol and the only way to react to alchol.

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One illicit drug lifeline looms under crackdown - The Age - The Age

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One illicit drug lifeline looms under crackdown - The Age
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The AFL's likely crackdown on the self-reporting loophole for illicit drug use will be to restrict players to just one lifeline per career under its revised drugs code.
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Binge Drinking Could Have Long-Term Adverse Health Effects - RedOrbit

Binge Drinking Could Have Long-Term Adverse Health Effects - RedOrbit | Year 9 Drug Use | Scoop.it
RedOrbit Binge Drinking Could Have Long-Term Adverse Health Effects RedOrbit A hangover might not be the only unfriendly reminder of a weekend of heavy alcohol consumption, according to a new University of Missouri study that has linked binge...
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Diary of a drunk mum (USA)

Diary of a drunk mum (USA) | Year 9 Drug Use | Scoop.it
Following the birth of her first baby, Jowita Bydlowska relapsed into alcoholism. She chronicles her downward spiral and eventual recovery.

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mikhail's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:02 AM

These stories are very evoking and annoying. too many people fall into the trap that alcohol has cures. Alcohol should only be for pleasures not an addiction.

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Your Brain on Drugs: Alcohol

Your Brain on Drugs: Alcohol | Year 9 Drug Use | Scoop.it
A simple explanation of how alcohol affects the brain (Your Brain on Drugs: Alcohol http://t.co/H4EtVkNF18)
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