An article by Bella Westaway for HuffPost Australia reports about a video made by a young Australian man to show the effects of party drugs on him to encourage young Australians to avoid such substances. The video contains footage that some may find disturbing.Read More
By nature, company Christmas parties are fun. They’re supposed to be at least. After all, it’s practically the only time of the year when everyone at the office gathers in one venue not to work, but to let their hair down even for just one night. The thing is, some do more than just let their hair down.
Over the years, we have learned that there will always be “that guy” (or girl, whatever the case may be) who does something so embarrassing at the office Christmas party that will be talked about for years to come. And, more often than not, these office Christmas party fails are fueled by alcohol.Read More
Defending NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors, are now among the best teams in NBA history after beating the Denver Nuggets 118-105 on Sunday night to match the league record for the best start to a regular season. With 15 wins and no losses, the Dubs–which include our very own Andrew Bogut–are now on the same pedestal as the 1948-49 Washington Capitols, playing in the then Basketball Association of America, and the 1993-94 NBA title-winning Houston Rockets. The best part is that they did it without having to resort to drugs that would enhance their performance.Read More
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 drug getting that kind of attention from government and the media? What is it with ice addiction that makes it such a worrisome issue not only in Australia but in many other countries as well?
Here are 12 worrisome facts that you must know about ice addiction, some of them you probably haven’t heard about before.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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 hooked on drugs, as drug use and abuse know no profession, race, sex and age. Anyone can become drugs and abusers, even the ones who are sworn to represent people on trial for drug-related offences or, on the other side of the fence, convict them for those violations.Read More