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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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The Spread of Meth Use in Australia

meth use in AustraliaCrystal methamphetamine, popularly known in Australia as ice, is one of the more dangerous illicit drugs out there. As a powerful stimulant, crystal meth use can lead to convulsions, bizarre, and erratic behaviours in the short term among other things. Long term users, on the other hand, are exposing themselves to permanent damage to the vessels of the heart and brain, high blood pressure, respiratory problems, and many other serious health issues.

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All About Ketamine

powdered form of ketamineDeveloped by Parke-Davis in 1962, Ketamine is being marketed as an anaesthetic in human and veterinary medicine. It has, however, become a popular recreational drug due to its capability to produce a dissociative state. Users usually report a sense of detachment from one’s physical body, as well as hallucinations.

Ketamine, which is also known as Special K, K, ket, kitkat, super k or horse trank, comes in a white or off-white powder form or a clear liquid form. Users usually inject, snort or swallow Ketamine when using, but there are users who prefer to mix it in a drink, or smoke it with tobacco or cannabis.

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