Australia is said to be facing an ice epidemic, and as former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott emphatically declared early this year, it is the worst drug problem the nation has had to deal with. What makes ice—the name the stimulant drug crystal methamphetamine is known by in Australia—raise such alarm bells? Why is this…
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In an article for the website Raw Story, Tana Ganeva declares that drug testing welfare recipients in the United States is “profoundly stupid”, and proceeds to list five reasons why.
A new study from Curtin University in Western Australia has found out that hospitality workers are more likely to engage in prescription drug abuse than workers from other industries, reports Lucy Martin for ABC News.
A recent study conducted by researchers from Curtin University has found out that the mining industry—and even the construction sector—is no worse off than other industries when it comes to prescription drug misuse, says a report by Andrew Duffy for Australia’s Mining Monthly.
For some time now, the mining and construction industry have been often cited as sectors that have a deeply-rooted drug problem among its workers. However, if news reports, profession insider stories and rumours are to be believed, the legal profession in Australia is also currently facing a major drug problem itself. Yes, lawyers do get…
In an article for The Sydney Morning Herald, Gabriel Wingate-Pearse talks about the anguish of a mother who is bearing witness to the way ice addiction is destroying his 16-year-old son’s life.
In an article for The Roar, Glenn Mitchell poses a question asking if we really need to know if Australian Football League players are drug users.
A new study from German researchers is saying that a hair drug test can lead to a false positive, mainly because it can also detect secondhand traces of marijuana on someone who isn’t even using the substance, says Susan Scutti in a report for Medical Daily.