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New Drug MDPV, or ‘Monkey Dust’, Found in Australia. What Is It and What Are the Harms?

Recent media reports have suggested a rise in a dangerous new party drug known as “monkey dust”. This is a slang name for the drug MDPV (3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone), as well as other members of the chemical class known as “synthetic cathinones”, or “bath salts”. The effects of monkey dust are similar to other stimulants such as [...]

By |2019-01-21T15:00:36+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sleepless in HSC: Expert Highlights A Stress Crisis

Flickr Images Stressed HSC students are so wired on their prescription drugs that they are resorting to sleeping tablets and taking an artificial sleep hormone to get themselves to bed, a leading expert has warned. Chris Seton, a paediatric and adolescent sleep physician at the Woolcock Institute and Westmead Children's Hospital, also warned the US experience of [...]

‘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+00:00April 21st, 2016|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment