How effective are workplace drug policies? Very, if a recently published study on how good Australian workplaces are at dealing with drug and alcohol use among employees is to be believed.Read More
In just three years, prescription painkiller misuse in Australia has almost doubled, says a report by Alana Schetzer for The Sydney Morning Herald.Read More
Fair Work Building and Construction (FWBC) will be giving employers in the construction industry up to February next year to comply with the amendments to the Building Code with regards to drug and alcohol requirements, says a report from OHSAlert.Read More
There’s an article on the SBS website featuring a mother’s struggle to come to terms with her son’s ice addiction, as she asks how her child could have become addicted to the drug that is getting a lot of attention in Australian media lately.Read More
The Gold Coast is famed for its long sandy beaches, but if its city council would push through with the idea of opening up the sand for business, it could soon become known as well for beach bars where selling alcohol would be allowed, says a report by Emily Crane for Daily Mail Australia.Read More
The decades-old War on Drugs has successfully driven into our heads that illicit drugs like cocaine, heroin and ice are society’s worst enemy, and are therefore the most dangerous of all. What many don’t realise, however, is that there’s a group of even more dangerous drugs, and all one needs to buy them is a doctor’s prescription.
That’s right: Prescription drug abuse is more dangerous than illicit drug abuse. In Australia, the ice epidemic may be hogging the headlines, but according to the Australian Medical Association (AMA), prescription drug abuse is killing more people. In fact, says the AMA, prescription drug abuse is a national emergency already.
Why is prescription drug abuse more dangerous than illicit drug abuse? Listed below are 12 reasons, some of which may come as a complete surprise.Read More
Alcohol and drug abuse have been a problem for society for a long time. Over the years, the misuse and abuse of these substances have invaded and ruined countless lives, friendships and families. Lately, the spotlight has turned on the impact of substance abuse in the workplace, and the sight is not any prettier.Read More
Current and voluntary alcohol warning labels designed by the industry to put health messages across to the public are failing to achieve its goals, says new research from Deakin University.Read More