Senator Eric Abetz on Friday has introduced amendments to the Building Code 2013 requiring all firms involved in Commonwealth-funded construction work to have a drug and alcohol testing policy in place.Read More
If you had any doubt about the reality of the oft-reported ice epidemic in Australia, perhaps this special report by Paul Toohey will put all those doubts to rest.Read More
An Australian father has managed to infiltrate the Chinese criminal gang exporting into the country the synthetic drug that killed his only son, according to a 9news.com.au report.Read More
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 says 16 per cent of midlife women are dependent on alcohol. The researchers also believe that 33 percent are misusing alcohol.
According to Dr. Cameron Brown, a psychologist, Australia’s drug and drinking problems are “bleeding into professional circles”, addicts are also getting older. This is corroborated by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, which said that more people 40 years of age and are availing of publicly-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies.
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Five men, including well-known Australian music promoter Andrew McManus, were arrested by authorities as part of an operation against a money laundering and drug smuggling syndicate, says an article on BBC News.Read More
A report by Jackson Stiles for The New Daily is quoting experts as saying that the government’s focus on fighting ice is ‘misguided’, as the most dangerous drug on the market today is cheap wine.Read More
There are some quarters who say there is no such thing as an ice epidemic spreading across Australia. If there isn’t one, then something odd is going on at a Sunshine Coast rehabilitation centre, whose clients are mostly ice users.Read More
The growing ice epidemic in Australia is indeed everyone’s business, and it’s only right that everyone gets the right information about the drug. In this regard, the small South Australian city of Port Augusta is going in the right direction, holding a successful community forum on ice last July, reports Kara Johnson for The Transcontinental.Read More