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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+10:00January 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+10:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Illicit Drug Use Going Unnoticed

Encounter Youth Images   When bringing up the subject of drug use in Australia, people’s minds often go to ‘the usual suspects’: alcohol, cannabis and ecstasy. These three drugs usually get the most attention, and because of heightened media exposure (currently), methamphetamine (including ice) often gets a mention too. However, Australian’s use of [...]

Communicating The Facts About Drugs

Credit: Tom Sodoge Most people will encounter alcohol and/or other drugs during the teenage years, either through friends at school, at home with family or through TV or other media channels. Teachers can have a significant influence on young people and the extent to which students feel they are part of a school [...]

Drug Use Declines among American Youth: Teen Use of Ecstasy, Heroin, Marijuana, Etc

istockphoto The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future Study (MTF), an annual survey tracking teen drug abuse among 40,000 8th-, 10th,- and 12th- graders, shows some positive inroads and encouraging news in substance abuse among American youth.Use of several illicit drugs – including MDMA (known as Ecstasy or Molly), heroin, amphetamines and synthetic [...]

By |2016-01-25T13:42:31+10:00January 24th, 2016|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments