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How Parents and Teachers Can Identify and Help Young People Self-Medicating Trauma with Drugs and Alcohol

Some 80% of young people will experience a traumatic event by the time they become an adult. Rates of exposure to trauma peak during adolescence. The stress from traumatic events can result in a loss of interest in school, friends, hobbies, and life in general. The types of traumatic events include a wide range of [...]

Scouts Australia Apologises to Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, but Lawyers Label it ‘Meaningless’

Scouts Australia has apologised to those who suffered sexual abuse during their time in the organisation, but lawyers of survivors say the sentiment does not match actions. "We failed you, and we apologise for the pain that this has caused," Scouts chief commissioner Phil Harrison said. "We apologise for not listening to you when some [...]

The Perfect Storm: Alcohol, Drugs, And Depression

Robin Williams’ death earlier this week has unleashed an outpouring of grief. It’s undeniable that Williams brought much joy and laughter to the world, but he also talked openly about his depression and problems with alcohol and cocaine. Depression, alcohol and drug dependence are killers – and they’re indiscriminate killers. It doesn’t matter how wealthy, [...]