Thanks to an intensified campaign against drugs, the crime rate in the Western Australian city of Busselton has taken a dip, says a report by ABC News.Read More
A report by Julia Medew for The Sydney Morning Herald says that alcohol and drugs are causing employees to take 11.5 million sick days a year.Read More
Six years ago, The Government of West Australia imposed an alcohol ban in the remote West Australian town of Halls Creek. Now it’s causing more problems as the alcohol ban has given rise to a black market for alcohol as well as prostitution in the town, reports Lucy Martin for ABC News.Read More
The Daily Telegraph has conducted a survey testing pubs across Sydney for traces of drug use within their premises, and the results reveal that 80 per cent of the licensed establishments surveyed has turned up evidence of rampant illicit drug use.Read More
The rising incidence of ice use in the construction industry has raised concerns among unions, who are now open to the idea of mandatory drug testing on construction sites, says Sue Lannin in a report for ABC News.Read More
A top addiction research centre has testified before a Federal Senate inquiry that high unemployment rates are driving many regional Australians to abuse drugs and alcohol, says Geoff Egan in a report for the Sunshine Coast Daily.
Professor Ann Roche, director of the Flinders University National Centre for Education on Training and Addiction, told the Senate Committee inquiry into ice in July that residents of regional and rural areas—where life opportunities tend to be scarce—are especially vulnerable to abusing alcohol and drugs, including crystal meth or ice.
“The individuals in those communities are more vulnerable to the use of substances that are basically going to make them feel better when life is not looking particularly good,” Roche told the committee at the meeting in Mount Gambia in South Australia.
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