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The first harm reduction website for people who use heroin and pervitin in Slovakia

The first harm reduction website for people who use heroin and pervitin in Slovakia | drugnews | Scoop.it

Article on website developed by Slovakian harm reduction organisation Odyseus.


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Legal Highs- What You Need to Know (UK)

Legal Highs- What You Need to Know (UK) | drugnews | Scoop.it

Overall drug deaths are going down, but latest figures reveal ‘Legal High’ related deaths are going up (from just five in 2009 to 43 in a year). We talk to the newest breed of users and dealers


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5 Years After: Portugal's Drug Decriminalization Policy Shows Positive Results: Scientific American

5 Years After: Portugal's Drug Decriminalization Policy Shows Positive Results: Scientific American | drugnews | Scoop.it

Street drugrelated deaths from overdoses drop and the rate of HIV cases crashes...


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New designer drug linked to overdose deaths in teens

New designer drug linked to overdose deaths in teens | drugnews | Scoop.it
Teenagers in Washington State are being told a new designer drug will give them the high of a lifetime. Twenty overdose deaths across the country are linked to a synthetic drug called NBOMe, and its popularity is just starting.

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Law Enforcement's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:35 PM

"Catch the Bad Guys" Scoop Courtesy of:  LP Police http://lppolice.com - "Investigative Database & Link Analysis for Law Enforcement & Government Agencies" 877-482-0101

Artesian Wellness & Recovery's curator insight, April 17, 2014 12:50 PM

Some alarming stuff!

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Synthetic Drug Causes Teenage Deaths

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Synthetic Drug Linked to Teenagers’ Deaths in Two Cases
Two teenage boys’ deaths have been linked to a dangerous new synthetic drug, which supposedly mimics LSD.

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Visualizing drug talk on a harm-reduction forum (Aus)

Visualizing drug talk on a harm-reduction forum (Aus) | drugnews | Scoop.it
Interactive network visualizations and chart exploring discussions about recreational drugs on harm-reduction forum Bluelight.ru.

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Alcohol is now responsible for 25pc of all drug-related deaths (Ireland)

DRUG-RELATED deaths are continuing to fall with the biggest drop among heroin users.

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Further fall in drug deaths (Scotland)

Further fall in drug deaths (Scotland) | drugnews | Scoop.it
The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland has fallen for the second consecutive year, according to the latest figures.

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Drug Addiction News: Web Addicts Have Brain Changes Similar to Drug Addicts

Drug Addiction News: Web Addicts Have Brain Changes Similar to Drug Addicts | drugnews | Scoop.it
Drug Addiction News: Web Addicts Have Brain Changes Similar to Drug Addicts.

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France - French are drinking less often than European neighbours

France - French are drinking less often than European neighbours | drugnews | Scoop.it
The bottle of wine remains an important fixture at French dinner tables and cafés, but new figures reveal it is not as ubiquitous as it once was.
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New psychoactive drugs: no easy answer :: SafetySolutions

New psychoactive drugs: no easy answer :: SafetySolutions | drugnews | Scoop.it
New Zealand's new synthetic drug legislation raises as many questions as it answers, but deserves close observation in Australia, according to a new report released today.
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Global Drug Survey

Global Drug Survey runs the biggest drug survey in the world (A series of harm reduction and drug education videos by Global Drug Survey http://t.co/Pa21vNhdAk)...
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Can Safer Drug Use Be More Enjoyable Drug Use? - Huffington Post

Can Safer Drug Use Be More Enjoyable Drug Use? - Huffington Post | drugnews | Scoop.it
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Because even if drugs become regulated they will not be without the risk of harm.
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20 years of cannabis research: what have we learned?

20 years of cannabis research: what have we learned? | drugnews | Scoop.it

Over the past 20 years, the use of cannabis has become almost as common as tobacco among adolescents and young adults. A new review by Professor Wayne Hall from the National Addiction Centre at King’s College London summarises the scientific evidence gathered between 1993 and 2013 on the effects of cannabis use on mental and physical health. 


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ReGenUC's curator insight, October 9, 2014 10:05 PM

An authoritative summary of the much misreported study findings on cannabis use and its impacts.  http://sco.lt/5RppVB

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Overdose 'reversal' kits issued

Overdose 'reversal' kits issued | drugnews | Scoop.it
NHS Borders is to issue heroin addicts in the region with "take home" overdose reversal kits in a bid to avoid drug deaths.

Scots push hard to reduce drug-related deaths.

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UK: PMA - the ecstasy and the agony

UK: PMA - the ecstasy and the agony | drugnews | Scoop.it
Suzi Gage: Club drug deaths seem to be on the rise, as PMA is sold as MDMA (ecstasy) in the UK

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More children in Scotland losing parents to drug deaths: latest report finds almost half of drug deaths were parents or parental figures

More children in Scotland losing parents to drug deaths: latest report finds almost half of drug deaths were parents or parental figures | drugnews | Scoop.it
Research looking at drug-related deaths in Scotland shows more children are being left without a parent due to drug misuse.

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New app now in handy pocket format to help ex-drug and alcohol abusers (Norway)

Ex-drug and alcohol abusers who have completed their treatment need a simple support system and daily motivation. Now they are getting both - in a handy pocket format.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, November 6, 2013 5:49 PM

Anyone had a look at this yet?

Trevor Lakey's curator insight, January 18, 2014 10:26 AM

Sounds very useful - would be interested to hear more about how this is used in practice

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Mobile phones with tobacco screening guidelines offer cessation counseling (USA)

Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more clinicians to screen patients for tobacco use and advise smokers on how to quit. Even though tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S., clinicians often don't ask about smoking during patient exams.

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Methadone linked to more drug deaths than heroin in Scotland last year

Methadone linked to more drug deaths than heroin in Scotland last year | drugnews | Scoop.it
Official statistics today reveal there were 581 drug-related deaths in Scotland last year - the second highest number ever recorded.

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Infographic: Alcohol and Drug Related Deaths

Infographic: Alcohol and Drug Related Deaths | drugnews | Scoop.it

Since 1980, the drug related deaths have doubled.


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Interesting infographic

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How to Change Your Drinking: a Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol (2nd edition) by Kenneth Anderson - EbookNetworking.net

How to Change Your Drinking: a Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol (2nd edition) by Kenneth Anderson - EbookNetworking.net | drugnews | Scoop.it
How to Change Your Drinking: a Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol (2nd edition), a book by Kenneth Anderson (How to Change Your Drinking: a Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol (2nd edition)/Kenneth Anderson #books http://t.co/jyK4mDTiKc)...
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UK buying more legal and illegal drugs online, survey finds

UK buying more legal and illegal drugs online, survey finds | drugnews | Scoop.it
Global Drugs Survey (GDS) finds users moving from dealers to internet, while extent of alcohol use remains 'very worrying' (UK buying more legal and illegal drugs online, survey finds http://t.co/CDEoLkP0q4...
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The Science of Caffeine, The World's Most Popular Drug

The Science of Caffeine, The World's Most Popular Drug | drugnews | Scoop.it
The Reactions YouTube channel has released a fascinating video explaining the science of caffeine. The video explores what happens to caffeine once it enters the body and is broken down into theobr...
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