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Five Of The Biggest Drug Scandals Of 2016

surprising drug scandals of 2016Illegal drugs are becoming a huge bane to modern society. According to the website Drug Info nearly 15 percent of Australians are using illicit drugs.

Despite the fact that most drug users in Australia are in the age range of 21-27, there is an increase among the older age group who are using illicit drugs.

Worryingly, many teens as young as 14 years old are trying these illicit drugs out of curiosity or peer pressure.

The rise of performance enhancing drugs is also another problem that the world faces today. These unnatural performance enhancers are tainting the spirit of competition and fair-play in many sporting disciplines.

As the year ends, let us look back at the biggest illegal drug scandals of 2016.

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New Drug Prevention Program Identifies Personality Traits For Addiction

predict who are at risk for addictionResearchers in Canada have discovered a link between certain personality traits in children and the tendency to develop an addiction later in life. They are now rolling out a program that targets these high risk traits for addiction before they can cause problems.

The results are heartening and the identified traits can give us clues about risky behaviours in adults we should look out for in the workplace. (more…)

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11 Dangerous Myths About Marijuana At Work

marijuana at workWith marijuana being legalised left and right, it is not surprising for the public to start believing that it is indeed not only not dangerous, but perhaps even beneficial to one’s health. That, however, is the farthest thing from the truth.

While Marijuana may not be as harmful as, say, harder drugs like ice, marijuana still carries with it a number of dangers, especially when you look at it in the context of the workplace.

In these days of legalised marijuana, so many myths about the drug abound. Let’s take a look at some of those dangerous myths about marijuana at work, including one that is a flat-out lie.

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