Drug checking: a harm reduction strategy
We take a closer look at what drug checking is, how it works and the need in Australia, and how….
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We take a closer look at what drug checking is, how it works and the need in Australia, and how….
Insight into the 2018 CDAT Conference to reduce alcohol and other drug harms in Australia..
There has been a lot of recent media attention on methadone, emphasising a range of factually incorrect messages..
The Knox LDAT has been reducing adolescent drinking and educating young people about alcohol with Smart Generation, an evidence-based alcohol….
Insight into the various forms of cannabis use in Australia..
Insight comparing variations in substance misuse, stigma and treatment take-up between the sexes in Australia..
Insight into why everyone is talking about the rescheduling of codeine..
Insight into trends in the prescription, use and misuse of fentanyl in Australia..
Updates from the Community Engagement and Action Program (CEAP) bi-annual meeting with the CEAP Advisory Committee..
The rescheduling of pharmaceuticals that include codeine will tighten access to these drugs from 1 February. This makes now a….
As of the 1st of February 2018, all medicines containing codeine will no longer be available without a prescription..
To ensure you stay safe during events and festivities, there are some things that can be done when deciding to….
Over the years, beer goggles and cannabis goggles have been used as aides to drug education in schools, but is….
As the regulation of medicinal cannabis progresses in Australia, people are asking if the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use….
Details about the fentanyl crisis in Canada were shared with the ADF in a recent tour here by Canadian drug….
Why isn't the media calling alcohol an epidemic when it is the drug causing the second-highest level of harm to….
A growing body of evidence shows that stigma related to drug use disadvantages the stigmatised and is a major cause….
December is the busiest month for emergency services when it comes to responding to incidents and assaults relating to alcohol….
Celebrate schoolies safely - some tips for parents regarding their children's alcohol and drug use including how to have "The….
Who do you talk with when you’re about to make a big decision? It’s all about trust. Trust makes relationships….
Building strong and effective community partnerships is at the heart of the Local Drug Action Team program.
Our entire health system is informed by the principle that those whose life can be saved deserve to be saved.….
Stories of lived experience have a limited role.
Effective community evaluations can use a variety of mediums: art, photos, sculpture, photographs, storytelling, music and video can all be….
Residents, local traders and other community members have been fighting a long battle to trial a medically supervised injecting centre….
We don’t often hear about how to deal with overdose in relation to methamphetamine. But we should. Recent research finds….
There is a clear causal link between heavy consumption of alcohol and FASD. However, the link between low-level alcohol exposure….
Instead of judging, fearing or criticising drug users, we should be supporting our fellow citizens. They’re just human beings after….
Real-time monitoring is a major focus for preventing harm associated with pharmaceutical drugs. It's an important strategy. But it's not….
Countries across the western hemisphere are amending drug laws. Should we be concerned or glad about moves to loosen access….
Sydney, Vancouver, Frankfurt and many other cities have learnt the benefits of supervised injection facilities. How long will it be….
Do you sometimes feel like everywhere you turn, you see an alcohol ad? The AARB accepts and reviews complaints about….
We have far more power than we generally recognise when it comes to social change. And it provides us with….
Is cocaine use on the rise in Australia? We weigh the evidence and judge the impact..
Alcohol brands are innovators in the use of social media and they’re using it to target young people. Social media….
There are a number of principles underlying social marketing that can be useful for groups working on smaller projects designed….
When developing social marketing campaigns, success will depend on good research, planning and understanding models of behaviour change..
Social marketing is an approach to health promotion that incorporates basic concepts found in commercial marketing to achieve socially desirable….
People use alcohol and other drugs (AOD) for a variety of reasons. The vast majority of people who use alcohol….
Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe when a person is experiencing both mental health problems and substance misuse..
How longitudinal studies are identifying those at most risk of alcohol and other drug harms – and what this says….
An independent four-year study finds that Good Sports reduces the risk of alcohol related harm and the likelihood of risky….
Consider who else may have an interest or connection to the drug-related issues in your community and what they could….
Alcohol use at the older end of the life span receives little attention, and we have limited information on the….
Successful prevention campaigns have shown that multiple strategies lead to the greatest change. We already have an effective example in….
Providing drug treatment and ensuring that people in need have access to a range of services is part of the….
Alcohol and other drug misuse has many negative impacts. Projects focussing on primary prevention are an important way that communities….
This article explores how initiatives such as the Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) program can help communities improve their ability….
Helpful points for community groups, like LDATs, to consider when building strong and effective partnerships with other organisations..
How ‘life logging’ could reduce your need to medicate..
There is something seriously wrong with our health system..
Julie Rae looks at the growing problem of pharmaceutical drugs, and what communities can do about it. Is our tendency….
Australians are known for having a beer after a long day. But if you drive for work, having a few….
As the parent of a young driver you can play a key role in educating your children about drugs, alcohol,….
Some medicines can have a serious impact on your ability to drive safely. They may even be the cause of….
Drug driving is a serious road safety issue. When you drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including some….
New research showing that alcohol is involved in nearly half of all family violence cases in Victoria is shocking. It….
To drive safely, you need to be mentally alert, have clear vision, good coordination and quick reactions. Alcohol and drugs….
Medically supervised injecting centres (MSICs) are places where people can use drugs under the supervision of medical staff and health….
Schoolies is all about having a good time and celebrating the end of your school life. Drugs can sometimes be….
Whether you are attending or organising a party there are things you can do to have a good time while….
An overdose happens when a toxic amount of a drug or a combination of drugs causes a severe adverse reaction.….
No medications are completely safe. The number of Australians overdosing on pharmaceutical drugs has now overtaken the road toll, the….
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) describes a range of physical, cognitive, developmental and emotional deficits attributable to alcohol consumption during….
Australians use alcohol to celebrate, commiserate, relax and have fun. However, many are unaware of the harmful impacts that excessive….
If your drink has been spiked you may not be able to see, smell or taste it. The drug or….
If you are hungover or coming down from drugs at work, it can be just as bad as being intoxicated.….
We have a problem in Australia with the over prescription of some medications, which is causing many of us unnecessary….
Research concludes that strong painkillers and medication often used to treat stress, anxiety and insomnia, generally shouldn’t be used for….
The levels of alcohol in your bloodstream is referred to as blood alcohol concentration (BAC). BAC is what police test….
Secondary supply is when you provide alcohol to a person aged under 18 years. It is now against the law….
It can be difficult to keep track of how much alcohol you are consuming. Different types of drinks contain different….
As our children go about their daily routines, travel to school, play sport, and so on, there are constant reminders….
There is no conclusive evidence on what is a safe level of drinking while pregnant. Current guidelines recommend avoiding alcohol….
The effect of environmental factors on intoxication in licensed venues is the subject of a study that features a unique….
Attempts at ‘quick fix’ education have a poor record because the ‘scary story’ effect does not last long and it….
By the time someone turns 18 they will have, on average, seen around 36,000 alcohol advertisements on TV - not….
How could the conditions of the Liquor Act contribute to reducing domestic violence?.
Liberalisation of liquor licensing, increased economic equity, and targeted marketing by manufacturers have all contributed to the increased consumption by….
We've reported in the past about the downward trend of alcohol consumption by young people. However research points to the….
Another way of sharing community voices is emerging in this changing digital landscape and photovoice is a useful tool for….
Corporate social responsibility is also a powerful shield for the alcohol industry. Alcohol industry bodies use their public relations arm….
If a woman drinks during pregnancy the alcohol crosses the placenta to the baby. But what about the effect of….
The ADF advocates that people under the age of 18 years should not drink alcohol at all and should delay….
FARE identified that the total contribution of political donations from the alcohol industry to the major political parties was $901,829….
It is time to stop trusting the Alcohol Industry to self-regulate. Instead we should call for an end to self-regulation….
How many times are there incidents that a crew member has to restrain someone, or a flight has to be….
Alcohol advertising in Australia is self-regulated, limited in its scope, and not empowered to penalise offenders. Ready the battlements and….
Could mandatory interlocks have the potential revolutionise road safety– in the way seatbelts did — by preventing vast amounts of….