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The Placebo Effect 

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Placebos are drugs or other sources of treatment that are physically and pharmacologically inert, without any direct therapeutic … Read More »

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Alcohol and Drugs Affect Everyone

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– The Australian Drug Foundation

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Smoking Skunk Cannabis Triples Risk of a Serious Psychotic Episode

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Smoking powerful skunk cannabis triples the risk of suffering a serious psychotic episode, scientists have found. In the … Read More »

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Parents: Three Things You Have to Know about Planning Schoolies 

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Around 40,000 schoolies flock to the Gold Coast each year for a well-earned celebration of 13 years of … Read More »

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Don’t Dismiss the Link between Smoking and Suicide, Researchers Warn

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Women who smoked were 4.4 times more likely to kill themselves compared with women who had never smoked. … Read More »

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Busy Students Turning to Prescription Drugs

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When university student Jen* faced a seven-hour shift at work after a night of socialising, she turned away … Read More »

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Novel Forms of ‘Smoking’: ‘Shisha’ and E-cigarettes

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Since the introduction of national tobacco prevention programmes in the 1980s, Australia has experienced declining rates of youth smoking, with the … Read More »

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Alcohol a Bigger Problem than Ice, Says Jeff Kennett

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Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has questioned what Tony Abbott’s ice taskforce will achieve and appealed for “courageous” … Read More »

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Legal Highs – A Look at the Growing Use of Synthetic Drugs

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In recent years, hundreds of new synthetic recreational drugs have emerged – drugs that neither the general public … Read More »

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Why Do Meth Addicts Appear to Age So Rapidly?

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By now, most of us have seen the shocking before and after pics of people addicted to methamphetamines. … Read More »

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