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don’t miss out! last chance to see billie holiday movie and johann hari

Don’t miss out! Last Chance to see Billie Holiday movie and Johann Hari

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Last chance to see Johann Hari and Jenny Valentish at the Astor Theatre this Saturday night. Don't Miss Out. Tickets still Available Despite COVID-19, the Support Don't Punish screening of "The United States vs Billie Holiday" at...

Did you look forward to last night’s bottle of wine a bit too much?...

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Australia’s alcohol guidelines recommend women and men drink no more than two standard drinks per day. Kelsey Chance Last month, close to 40,000 people, mostly women, gave up alcohol for FebFast and many others...
worried about your drinking during lockdown? these 8 signs might indicate a problem

Worried about your drinking during lockdown? These 8 signs might indicate a problem

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Picture: Shuttlestock We’ve seen images of people “panic buying” alcohol since lockdown started in March. Now new data from the advocacy group Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) shows people are not just stocking up for...
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Explainer: what is nitrous oxide (or nangs) and how dangerous is it?

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Nitrous oxide has been used as an anaesthetic for over 100 years. Shutterstock Media reports last week linked the use of “nangs” to the death of a teenager at schoolies week on the Gold Coast. Hamish...

Testing festival goers’ pills isn’t the only way to reduce overdoses. Here’s what else...

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Festival goers bring their phones. So why not use them to receive tweets about high-dose drugs in circulation, as the UK is doing?  from Vinnikava Viktoryia/www.shutterstock.com The NSW inquest into recent drug deaths at music festivals is...
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DRUG REGULATION ECONOMIC REVIVAL REVOLUTION

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FLATTEN THE ECONOMIC CURVE The urgency for funding for our health system is at a premium in most peoples consciousness, what happens if there are lines of Ambulances waiting for infected to be processed. So far,...
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Trying to cut back on alcohol? Here’s what works

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Image: Shutterstock With everything going on over the past couple of years, many people have changed their drinking habits. We’ve seen an increased demand for support, suggesting more people are trying to cut back or quit. There are so...
more australians back legalising cannabis and 57% support pill testing, national survey shows

More Australians back legalising cannabis and 57% support pill testing, national survey shows

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Picture: David Crosling/ AAP A growing number of Australians support the legalisation of cannabis, while almost three in five back the idea of pill testing, according to a new national survey. The 2019 National Drug Strategy...
cannabis history explained: 5 facts to know

Cannabis History Explained: 5 Facts to Know

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Marijuana, hash, ganja, weed, pot, etc. are the slangs used to describe the cannabis plant’s proportions. We have somewhat known cannabis since the dawn of humankind. It is one of the oldest psychoactive compounds...
a mental disorder, not a personal failure: why now is the time for australia to rethink addiction

A mental disorder, not a personal failure: why now is the time for Australia...

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 Image: Shuttlestock The year 2020 has challenged us all. The bushfires and then the pandemic forced us to reflect on what’s important, how we respond to crises as a community, and the ways we connect...