The High Functioning Alcoholics of Australia

An article by Liz Burke for News.com.au puts a spotlight on the high functioning alcoholics of Australia, many of whom are actually sophisticated, well-educated and gainfully employed citizens. The report focused on female professionals whose lives and careers were upended by their drink dependence. It also quotes research by the University of Western Sydney, which…

Alcohol Abuse Has to be Addressed Now

One of the biggest health problems in Australia today is alcohol abuse, and Australians need to tackle this problem now, says Brian Owler in an article for The Sydney Morning Herald. As a doctor, Owler said he has had to personally deal with the consequences of alcohol abuse, including injuries from accidents as well as…

The Effects of Alcohol Abuse on Business

An article by Mitrefinch Australia for the Ferret website spells out the adverse effects of alcohol abuse on business. Quoting data from Drug Info Australia, the article states that the losses suffered by Australian businesses from lost productivity due to drug and alcohol abuse is pegged at $6 billion a year. It also says that…

WA Drug Taskforce Has Seized 15kg of Ice Since April

A special multi-agency drug taskforce formed by the State Government of Western Australia has been removing a significant amount of ice from WA’s streets since April, says Danielle Le Messurier in a report for Perth Now. According to Police Minister Liza Harvey, the WA Joint Organised Crime Taskforce, which was established with Federal Justice Minister Michael…