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Without doubt, crystal methamphetamine, or ice, is capable of causing immense harm. That’s true for many drugs, including alcohol. But when facts are distorted to create fear and stigma it helps no one. Not the people who use ice. Not their families. Not the health professionals supporting them. Not the police who enforce drug law...

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Last updated: 15 February 2017

 

 

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Addiction to ice shatters lives, it also has a shocking impact on the addict's physical appearance. An Australian study has now linked amphetamine use to premature ageing after finding illegal drugs like 'ice' and 'speed' dramatically age the cardiovascular system...

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Last updated: 14 February 2017

 

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Mainstream media tend to report more stories about illicit drugs than alcohol. Stories about illicit drugs are also more negative. The media is more likely to frame illicit drugs as dangerous, morally corrosive and associated with violent behaviour, while it frames people who use illicit drugs as irresponsible and deviant...

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Last updated: 13 February 2017

 

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It's a hallucinogen that's never been subjected to a large-scale human trial. Now we're getting one in the general community...

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Last updated: 10 February 2017

 

 

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During the last financial year, the most common principal criminal offences across Australia were illicit drug use, sale and possession, according to the latest national crime data. The Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2015/16 reveals illicit drug offences made up one fifth (20%) of all national offences, constituting 83,160 offenders...

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Last updated: 9 February 2017