As it often goes, treating drug and alcohol abuse is often done so with drugs and alcohol. I speak from own experience.
NSW has a problem with music festivals, and the country has a problem with alcohol. If the government won’t budge on the issue, are alcohol-free events a viable option?
If your workplace has randomly sprung a drug test on you, you are well within your rights to refuse it.
The great drug debate swirls around two schools of thought. Either we protect our kids, or they just stop taking them. The latter is completely superfluous.
Lead by Richard Branson, the Uniting Church are pushing for complete drug decriminalisation. In fact, they’re the only church in the world suggesting the move.
At this weekend’s Above and Beyond music festival, NSW police have vowed to deny ticket holders entry on the basis of drugs, even if they don’t find any.
Complete legalisation of cannabis has met resistance. To explain the finer points, Greens leader Richard Di Natale was good enough to sit down with us.
Move over Centrepoint, as Sydney has a new landmark to marvel at. According to an independent study, it’s a mountain of cocaine.
Ahh, Monday…can’t wait to shirk your challenges. What happened while you were asleep? Well, the White House fell under attack from stupidity, there were renewed calls for drug decriminalisation and 2017 claimed it’s next victim.
To combat our growing ecstasy problem, a motion has been passed through the Senate to implement pill-testing measures. However, the voices of dissent have not gone quiet.
Despite the proven results of safe inhalation rooms overseas, the political response in this country is pitifully backwards.
The cost of the civil war in South Sudan headlines our wrap of the week, which also involves crimes of other matters, especially against taste.
s the problem continues to grow, it’s time to look for alternate solutions to the ice epidemic – and decriminalisation is that. | Rob Idol
Billie’s drug use while pregnant on SBS’s Struggle Street may appear a crime, but when someone falls through the cracks, should they be sent straight to jail?
While NYE will bring about its usual party-filled wave of casual drug use, Michael Burrill opens up the discussion on more serious drug use, pleading the need to start shaping drug policy with compassion and intelligence rather than fear and punishment.
The recent SMH article by Matt Noffs on casual use of Ice has got Rainer the cabbie thinking…was this tack of Noffs’ the right approach?
Dylan Goodluck discovered that living with a heroin addict is not all it’s ‘crack’-ed up to be…