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The Connection Between Drug Policy and Drug Use

drug useWhat is the connection between drug policy and drug use? If an official study conducted by the UK government is to be believed, the answer is nothing.

A report by Jamie Grierson for Western Morning News says that the international comparators study conducted by the Home Office has revealed that drug policies—both tough and lenient—have little to no impact on levels of drug use.

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Taking a Harder Look at Drug Addiction and Abuse

drug addictionDrug abuse and addiction has been a problem of society for a long time now, but it’s quite surprising that many people still assume that only a certain kind of person would ever become a drug addict. There’s this antiquated perception that only people who have low morals and a weak will get hooked on drugs. The truth is, drug addiction is actually a disease, and a very complex one at that. It can affect just about anybody, regardless of age, sex and station in life.

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Detecting Synthetic Cannabis in Workplace Drug Tests Getting Harder

synthetic cannabisJust when most workplaces have started implementing drug testing programs that effectively screen users of illegal substances such as cannabis, cocaine, ice, and heroin, here comes synthetic cannabis, a drug that is proving to be quite difficult to detect by normal drug testing methods. What makes things worse is that there is an increased prevalence of synthetic cannabis use in workplaces these days, making it harder for employers to effectively implement their work health and safety programs.

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Better Drug Testing Vs. Drug Abuse in Mining Industry Needed

drug use in the mining industryWith many reports about the prevalence of drug abuse among miners, the organisation responsible for ensuring that acceptable safety and health standards are established and practised within the mining industry is now calling for the development of better drug testing methods to combat the problem, according to a report by Asleigh Stevenson for ABC. (more…)

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10 Facts About Drugs You Probably Didn’t Know

facts about drugsIn this day and age, we all know a lot of things about drugs, particularly the illegal kind. We’re already aware of how dangerous they can be when abused, both in the short term and in the long term. Then again, for all the things we know about drugs, there are still a lot of things about them that many of us are probably still in the dark about. Here are 10 facts about drugs you probably didn’t know.

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