A joint investigation conducted by current affairs TV program Four Corners and Fairfax newspapers has exposed links between the Calabrian Mafia and senior Australian politicians, says an ABC News report.Read More
The Sydney Morning Herald just recently featured a rather hilarious article by Brendan Foster about his support of drinking at work parties and a list of things we would sorely miss if and when alcohol does get banned at Christmas parties and the like for good.Read More
The lockout laws that were implemented in Sydney in June 2014 to curb alcohol-related violence in the city’s hotspots have proven effective, and it’s about time they were expanded to benefit other NSW communities experiencing similar problems, says St. Vincent’s Hospital CEO Toby Hall in an article for The Daily Telegraph.Read More
If you think that social drinking will never lead to something worse, think again. In an article for The Sydney Morning Herald, Rachel Browne puts the spotlight on a man who started out as a social drinker but ended up losing his job and nearly losing his life because of alcohol addiction.Read More
A report by Kristiane Silva for Brisbane Times says an alleged drug dealer had been using emoji text messaging symbols or “emojis” to sell ecstasy and other drugs.Read More
The title of this post is pretty much what Stephen Jones is asking for in an opinion piece for The Newcastle Herald, that the Australian government needs to rethink its approach to illicit drug use, particularly that of ice.Read More
A report by David Weber for ABC News says a new study indicates that the number of Australian women suffering injuries related to alcohol use or abuse is rising at a rapid rate.
The study, which was conducted by the National Drug Research Institute, also found out that the rate of Australian women suffering alcohol-related injuries is growing much more rapidly than that of men. According to Professor Tanya Chikritzhs, the leader of the research team, alcohol-related harm included injuries sustained in road crashes and violence, both by drinkers and non-drinking victims.
The research also reveals that the rate of alcohol-related emergency department admissions for women on weekends rose over 40 per cent between 2005 and 2012, with New South Wales and Queensland as the worst performing states.
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ADHD drugs like Ritalin are supposed to be for, well, people with ADHD, but researchers are suspecting that they are being diverted to healthy people, says Sean Parnell in an article for The Australian.Read More