Tired of ineffective drug policies being implemented by governments? Frustrating these policies may be, don’t forget that everything has a silver lining, and as far as ineffective drug policies go, those adorable sniffer dogs police use to implement drug policies can at least make you forget about how ineffective they actually are. At least that’s what a humour piece on SBS is trying to tell us.Read More
It is such a relief to know that over the years, the idea of workplace drug policies and the random drug testing that usually comes with them have taken root in many companies. Today, many employers are already implementing drug and alcohol policies, and many more are expected to put such policies in place.
However, it is an unfortunate fact that many people still see random drug testing in the workplace as nothing more than a sanction against offenders in the workforce. If anything, random drug testing should largely be treated as a prevention and rehabilitation tool.Read More
Police are looking into the possibility that the teenager who died while attending a rave in Sydney might have been playing a drug-taking game before his death, says an ABC News article.Read More
In an article for the Herald Sun, Tom Elliott makes a very valid point about the confusion that opening a supervised injecting centre—where drug users can legally shoot up heroin—in Richmond might cause violation of the law among the people.Read More
It’s true that many employers typically avoid hiring people who use drugs or are addicted to them. However, scientists have come up with a technique that proves to be effective in helping drug addicts quit, and it just might change their minds. According to an article written by Cara Tabachnick for Scientific American, “therapeutic workplaces” are capable of making a drug addict quit.Read More
Janna Maree Sladic, a former top basketballer for the Canberra Capitals, was found dead at a west Belconnen home in what is suspected to be a heroin overdose, according to a report by Michael Inman for The Canberra Times.Read More