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Ice crisis threatens Koori youth at risk (Vic)

Abuse of the drug ice by vulnerable young Kooris is reaching a crisis point, Victoria's new Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Youth has warned.


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Breaking worse: The emergence of krokodil and excessive injuries amongst people who inject drugs in Eurasia

Krokodil, a homemade injectable opioid, gained its moniker from the excessive harms associated with its use, such as ulcerations, amputations and discolored scale-like skin. While a relatively new phenomenon, krokodil use is prevalent in Russia and the Ukraine, with at least 100,000 and around 20,000 people respectively estimated to have injected the drug in 2011. In this paper we review the existing information on the production and use of krokodil, within the context of the region's recent social history.


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VIDEO 29mins: Julian Buchanan "Barriers to Recovery: Stigma, Discrimination & Exclusion"

Considerable attention is given to addressing the physical and psychological aspects of drug dependence - some suggest it's a disease called 'addiction'. This paper entitled 'Barriers to Recovery: Stigma & Discrimination' given at the New Zealand Drug Symposium 'Through the Maze: Making Treatment Better' http://www.youtube.com/user/nzdrugfoundation?feature=watch argues that the social context is much overlooked, and illustrates how problem drug use is to a large extent a social construct, exacerbated by criminalisation, exclusion, stigma and discrimination.

 

If you want to follow the PREZI Slide Presentation used in the lecture which can also be copied and used click on this link:
http://prezi.com/p3fuglzqymmg/barriers-to-recovery-stigma-discrimination/

 

 

 

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RSA Animate - The Power of Outrospection

Introspection is out, and outrospection is in. Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric explains how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselv...

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Calvino's curator insight, December 15, 2012 4:25 AM

A lot of thought-provoking social commentary.  I think the Guevara image - perhaps meant create an edgy style - is a bit too polarizing, and I don't quite agree with the suggestion of simply reversing the either/or stereotypes of "inner" and "outer". 

 

Beyond that, the takeaway for me is the focus on broadening the scope of "empathy" - to see the ways it can be explored and made available to enrich an individual's relationship to a more diverse world of other people and social conditions.  Beyond that I like the reconstruction of empathy as a shared value, as something that is held collectively by a group or culture.

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Divisions along a new road to addiction recovery (Vic)

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Kicking booze, one country at a time (Aus)

Kicking booze, one country at a time (Aus) | Alcohol & other drugs treatment | Scoop.it
A young Australian could be the key to changing Britain's binge drinking culture, after winning an Oxford University scholarship to expand a movement that has seen thousands of people give up the grog.

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Health the casualty of Coles and Woolies alcohol price war

Health the casualty of Coles and Woolies alcohol price war | Alcohol & other drugs treatment | Scoop.it
In recent days, Woolworths and Coles have put out a flurry of media releases, each staking a claim to being the cheapest place to buy alcohol this summer.

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Australians and alcohol: 'It was just all about the drinking' - Life Matters - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australians and alcohol: 'It was just all about the drinking' - Life Matters - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Alcohol & other drugs treatment | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered about how much you actually drink? Have you ever played a drinking game? Have you ever given someone another drink, even after they said they'd had enough?

Have you ever thought about the way we drink in Australia and what these habits may seem like to people from other countries? Norwegian journalist Brit-Helen Johansen arrived in Australia in 2008 and was aware that Australians had a reputation associated with drinking, but what surprised her wasn't that Australians drank, but how.

Earlier this year, Brit-Helen made a radio feature documenting her experiences.

 


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Alcohol use: from adolescence to adulthood - Health Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Alcohol use: from adolescence to adulthood - Health Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Alcohol & other drugs treatment | Scoop.it
A study has just been released which looks at alcohol use in adolescents and tries to predict what will happen to them as adults.

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Diet Drinks As Mixers May Make for More Potent Cocktails: MedlinePlus

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Diet Drinks As Mixers May Make for More Potent Cocktails

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Phone app shows the effects of drinking alcohol

Phone app shows the effects of drinking alcohol | Alcohol & other drugs treatment | Scoop.it
YOUR cheeks redden, wrinkles deepen and your face becomes significantly wider. These are just some of the effects of alcohol.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, January 18, 2013 1:07 AM

We reckon this app is rubbish.  What do you think?

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The stigma of a mental health diagnosis - by Thom W. Conroy - Helium

An individual diagnosed with a mental health condition, no matter how minor in severity, faces an uphill battle against the ignorance of society. ..., Thom W. Conroy (The stigma of a mental health diagnosis - by Thom W.

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Stimulants: treatment approaches and organising services (UK)

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This module firstly summarises the biological mechanisms of action of stimulants and how their use can lead to chronic addiction and dependence. We then highlight how treatment approaches should mirror the clinical complexity of stimulant misuse, whilst incorporating psychiatric, medical and social management skills.


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Rehab as Cause of Death (US)

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Do we care that addiction treatment leads so often to death?

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Such a tragic and preventable death. I did wonder if drop on tolerance after rehab set Cory up for overdose - very sad.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, July 17, 2013 7:17 PM

ReGen believes that education around lapse and relapse is a core component of our evidence-based practice.

 

Note: Since this article was written, post-mortem testing has shown Cory Monteith died of mixed-drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol.

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VIDEO 10mins: After the War on Drugs -what would it look like

Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://www.amara.org/en/v/B50U/ FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/drugreporter WEB: http://www.drugrep...

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, April 28, 2013 5:28 PM

When we end prohibition the consensus on 'what next' will become a lot more fragmented and difficult to manage and coordinate. I think we have two major pitfalls to avoid: the medicalisation of drug use and addiction; and the ramphant capitalist selling of drugs and drug use

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Can I ask? An alcohol and drug clinician's guide to addressing family and domestic violence (Aus)

Can I ask? An alcohol and drug clinician's guide to addressing family and domestic violence (Aus) | Alcohol & other drugs treatment | Scoop.it
"Can I ask? An alcohol and drug clinician's guide to addressing family and domestic violence" explores the relationship relationship between alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and family and domestic violence (FDV).

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ReGenUC's curator insight, April 24, 2013 12:20 AM

An important area for capacity building within the AOD sector.

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Money, drugs and weapons seized near Baylor University

Money, drugs and weapons seized near Baylor University | Alcohol & other drugs treatment | Scoop.it
Baylor University alum and student taken into custody for early morning drug raid, Friday.
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Yoga contemplative practice and its effects on neuroplasticity - by Youngbear Roth - Helium

Yoga contemplative practice and its effects on neuroplasticity - by Youngbear Roth - Helium | Alcohol & other drugs treatment | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago, using contemplative Yoga therapy as a model, Jon Kabat-Zinn designed trial programs for volunteer patients with Obsessive Compul..., Youngbear Roth (Yoga contemplative practice and its effects on neuroplasticity - by Youngbear Roth...

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 15, 2013 11:31 AM

Science is proving what the ancient saints and sages have been saying for millenniums; that all forms are manifestations of our minds...

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Why does drinking alcohol cause dehydration? › Dr Karl's Great Moments In Science (ABC Science)

Why does drinking alcohol cause dehydration? › Dr Karl's Great Moments In Science (ABC Science) | Alcohol & other drugs treatment | Scoop.it

We humans have been making and drinking alcohol for thousands of years.

It's a strange liquid. We can use it as a fuel or germ-killer, use it to preserve human heads or other body parts in jars for years on end, or to strip oil stains from the garage floor.


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PLOS ONE: Fetal Alcohol Exposure and IQ at Age 8: Evidence from a Population-Based Birth-Cohort Study

We found that four genetic variants in alcohol metabolising genes in 4167 children were strongly related to lower IQ at age 8, as was a risk allele score based on these 4 variants. This effect was only seen amongst the offspring of mothers who were moderate drinkers (1–6 units alcohol per week during pregnancy (per allele effect estimates were −1.80 (95% CI = −2.63 to −0.97) p = 0.00002, with no effect among children whose mothers abstained during pregnancy (0.16 (95%CI = −1.05 to 1.36) p = 0.80), p-value for interaction = 0.009). A further genetic variant associated with alcohol metabolism in mothers was associated with their child’s IQ, but again only among mothers who drank during pregnancy.PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.


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My drinking, your problem: alcohol hurts non-drinkers too

Drinking a lot of alcohol is bad for the drinker’s health, both in the short and in the long run. But drinking often affects others adversely, too.

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Laura Gibbons's curator insight, April 7, 2013 12:41 AM

this article is about drinking effecting those around you, as well as effecting yourself

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Australian consumers still subjected to cigarette advertising: Study

Australian consumers still subjected to cigarette advertising: Study | Alcohol & other drugs treatment | Scoop.it
Australian consumers are still subjected to tobacco advertising despite strict legislation, through pro-smoking smartphone apps with global reach, according to a study.

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Is Alcohol the New Short Skirt?

Is Alcohol the New Short Skirt? | Alcohol & other drugs treatment | Scoop.it
Attitudes about women’s alcohol consumption haven’t changed much. Women who drink are still perceived as being “promiscuous,” “easy,” or more sexually available.
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Delray Recovery Center Offers New Dual-Diagnosis Treatment for Addiction

Delray Recovery Center Offers New Dual-Diagnosis Treatment for Addiction | Alcohol & other drugs treatment | Scoop.it
Delray Recovery Center is a Florida treatment facility that offers individualized programs for treatment of addictions to alcohol and drugs, eating disorders and other mental health issues.
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