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‘What’s with the Dumb Warning?’: Why Young Drug Users Do not Believe the Agony of Ecstasy

Young people “laugh” at vague warnings issued by the police or politicians about the dangers of drugs even as five of their peers have died at music festivals in the past five months. Paul Dillon, the founder of Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia, said it was incredibly difficult to change people’s minds about [...]

By |2019-01-07T16:04:14+11:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Defqon.1: NSW Premier Vows to Shut Down Festival after Suspected Overdose Deaths

The New South Wales Premier has vowed to do everything she can to shut down Defqon.1, after two people died in suspected overdoses at the popular Sydney music festival on Saturday night. Police said a 23-year-old man from western Sydney and a 21-year-old woman from Victoria died in Nepean Hospital after collapsing at music festival [...]

By |2018-09-17T10:38:13+11:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Petition Launched to Reverse Alcohol and Other Drugs Council Funding Cut

Friends of ADCA, the Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia, has launched a petition http://chn.ge/1b9KBCx to the Prime Minister to reinstate the organisation's funding. ADCA, the national peak body representing organisations and workers in the sector for nearly half a century, learned in late November that the Assistant Minister for Health, Senator Fiona Nash had cut [...]