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The White House is holding a summit on opiate addiction, and new numbers show the problem isn’t getting better (US)

The White House is holding a summit on opiate addiction, and new numbers show the problem isn’t getting better (US) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

"Many states are allowing first responders and, in some states, civilians, to carry Naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose"

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Let's hope the US continues to recognise the essential role Naloxone plays in community response to opiate overdoses.

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Medical cannabis supporters to lobby federal MPs for changes to law (Aus)

Medical cannabis supporters to lobby federal MPs for changes to law (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
PROPONENTS of medicinal cannabis will on Thursday lobby Federal MPs in Canberra for law changes to allow sick people legal access to the drug.
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Forum reveals cheap and easy access to alcohol a 'major community concern' (WA)

Forum reveals cheap and easy access to alcohol a 'major community concern' (WA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A forum held by health professions to gauge the pulse of the community on alcohol abuse issues in the Goldfields was held on Monday night.
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Foreign Correspondent : USA - Cannabis Inc.

Foreign Correspondent : USA - Cannabis Inc. | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Hundreds of cannabis businesses are aiming to make it an industry to rival beer. But there is a growing opposition of voices warning that a new Big Tobacco is being created.
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Daniel Laing's curator insight, June 19, 2014 9:07 PM

I don't see why there is a big fuss on cannabis alcohol is just as bad

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Mexican drug lord arrested travelling to World Cup (Brazil)

Mexican drug lord arrested travelling to World Cup (Brazil) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Brazil arrested a suspected Mexican drug trafficker on his way to watch his national soccer team play in the World Cup. He bought a ticket under his name.
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Prospect of reintroducing Alice Springs' banned drinker register sparks debate (NT)

Prospect of reintroducing Alice Springs' banned drinker register sparks debate (NT) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Advisory group says it is only one of many options for alcohol management being considered but critics say it is humiliating
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Anti-Overdose Drug Becoming an Everyday Part of Police Work (US)

Anti-Overdose Drug Becoming an Everyday Part of Police Work (US) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The number of officers carrying naloxone is still small, but departments across the country are preparing training programs amid a national epidemic of heroin and opioid pill abuse.
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Mother of girl killed by MDMA wants drugs testing service (UK)

Mother of girl killed by MDMA wants drugs testing service (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The mother of 15-year-old Martha Fernback, who died after taking ecstasy, wants a nationwide drugs testing service.
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A powerful voice articulating harm minimisation measures in the UK.

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Key nursing union backs medicinal cannabis (NSW)

Key nursing union backs medicinal cannabis (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
NSW's nursing and midwife union has taken the controversial step of supporting medicinal cannabis use.
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MildGreen Initiative's curator insight, June 17, 2014 6:45 PM

It would have been controversial if the Midwives had advocated criminal sanction. 

MildGreen Initiative's curator insight, June 17, 2014 6:48 PM

It would have been more controversial if the Midwives had advocated criminal sanction. 

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Possession and use of amphetamines­ on the rise (NSW)

Possession and use of amphetamines­ on the rise (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
It’s the hallucinogenic drug that’s creating a major problem in Western Sydney.
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Sending A Text To A Smoker May Help Them Quit (US)

Sending A Text To A Smoker May Help Them Quit (US) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Researchers convinced 11 per cent of smokers to ignore their cravings via text messaging in a new study, whereas only 5 perc ent of the control group remained smoke-free at the end of a six-month program. The therapy is a program called Text2Quit, and researchers from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (Milken Institute SPH) studied its effects.
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Reduced sentences urged for non-violent drug offenders (USA)

Reduced sentences urged for non-violent drug offenders (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is urging the U.S. Sentencing Commission to approve a measure that would make potentially thousands of non-violent drug offenders now serving time in federal prison
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Inquest told women's prisons are 'awash' in illicit drugs (NSW)

Women's prisons in NSW are awash with illicit drugs that are fuelling ''drug parties'' and fatal overdoses, an inquest has revealed.
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E-cig users are young, heavy smokers trying to quit (Europe)

E-cig users are young, heavy smokers trying to quit (Europe) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
E-cigarettes do not appear to act as a gateway to smoking real cigarettes, as most people using them are already hooked
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Strong rhetoric on both sides of e-cigarettes debate – but little evidence (UK)

Strong rhetoric on both sides of e-cigarettes debate – but little evidence (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Opponents fear a comeback by Big Tobacco, while supporters passionately argue that the devices can help smokers quit
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Affectionless, strict parenting increases cannabis and alcohol use in kids, study claims

Having authoritarian parents increases the risk that children will use drugs and alcohol, scientists claim.
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» Brain’s Reward System Affects Efforts to Stop Smoking (US)

» Brain’s Reward System Affects Efforts to Stop Smoking (US) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Why can some smokers quit, but others can’t, no matter what method they try or how much money they might be offered? The answer may be in how the brain re
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Scots drug use ruins Colombian landscape

Scots drug use ruins Colombian landscape | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
SCOTTISH scientists working in South America have joined the battle to stop a global biodiversity hotspot being destroyed by the international drugs trade.
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Jamaica rethinks marijuana laws

Jamaica rethinks marijuana laws | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The Jamaican government plans to decriminalise small amounts of marijuana and allow possession for religious, scientific and medical purposes.
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How the alcohol industry ‘runs the show’ at the World Cup

How the alcohol industry ‘runs the show’ at the World Cup | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A long-standing ban on the sales of alcohol in Brazilian stadia has been
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Four hospitalised after taking Snapchat drug (NT)

Four hospitalised after taking Snapchat drug (NT) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Four Darwin men are hospitalised with symptoms of wild aggression and hysteria after ingesting Snapchat.
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Alcohol firms funding charities in order to gain political influence, claims study (UK)

Alcohol firms funding charities in order to gain political influence, claims study (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Drinks manufacturers and retailers accused of adopting tobacco industry tactic of 'corporate philanthropy as a political device'
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Open Letter: Please confirm that the regulations on standardised (“plain”) packaging of cigarettes and tobacco products will be published soon (UK)

Open Letter: Please confirm that the regulations on standardised (“plain”) packaging of cigarettes and tobacco products will be published soon (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
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Ketamine trial reports success in treating depression with injections (Aus)

Ketamine trial reports success in treating depression with injections (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A trial of street drug Special K reports major improvements in depression patients after just one treatment.
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Irish bid to ban branded cigarettes

Irish bid to ban branded cigarettes | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in Europe to try to pass a law banning the sale of branded cigarette and tobacco packets.
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