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Parents of teens, here’s what you really need to know about MDMA

We all want to reduce drug-related harm and ensure young people don’t take unnecessary risks. But decades of research shows fear isn’t an effective way to do this. This week, Newscorp Australia released The Ripple Effect, a series of articles and accompanying videos about party drugs, aimed at parents of young people. Rather than drawing [...]

By |2019-12-02T09:40:54+11:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

‘My friends are taking MDMA at raves and music festivals. Is it safe?’

My friends are taking ecstasy at raves and music festivals. Is it safe? — Anonymous Key points no drug use, including ecstasy, is 100% safe festivals can present unique risks look out for friends, know the risks and where to get help. What is ecstasy or MDMA? Ecstasy is a slang term for drugs meant [...]

By |2019-11-01T13:13:22+11:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

5 Messages We Need To Give Young People About Ecstasy

http://www.drugs.health.gov.au Ecstasy continues to be a popular drug in Australia. Although recent use (use in the past year) has decreased since 2007, those reporting ever having tried the drug has continued to rise to almost 11% of the Australian population aged 14 years and over. The number of school-based young people who reported recent use of the drug had remained fairly steady for [...]

By |2016-05-15T22:08:04+10:00May 15th, 2016|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

‘Flying High’: Australia’s Love Affair With Stimulants

iStock Images According to the 2014 World Drug Report published by the United Nations Office of Drug Control (UNODC), Australia has some of the highest rates of stimulant use in the world. It should be noted that it is problematic to compare one country to another when it comes to illicit drug use as data is collected in different ways and community attitudes [...]

By |2016-04-21T21:45:04+10:00April 21st, 2016|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

They Know More Than Me

“They know more about drugs than I do …”  Paul Dillon Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) One of the most common fears for anyone who works with young people is they believe the adolescents they have contact with know more about illicit drugs than they do. The catch-cry is usually something like [...]

Online Cannabis, Ecstasy Sales Booming: Silk Road, Drugs, Internet

Researchers examining the ways illicit drugs are bought and sold through the internet have discovered a sharp rise in the number of people using the online market place to sell Australians cannabis and ecstasy. The study, by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, is the first to monitor sellers of illicit drugs to Australians. [...]