With thanks to Drug Blog contributor Paul Gallagher, who posts to the ADCA update list with comprehensive links on current online news and debate in relation to AOD:
*Cannabis and Drug Abuse. How should schools respond?
*Neurology may better Addiction Therapy:
Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, last night outlined a series of scientific findings which may revolutionize treatment for drug addiction.
*Nicotine may increase brain function;
*Spiritual Programme to wean youth from drugs, alcohol;
*Toxicologist warns against new abuse threat:
An internationally recognised toxicologist at the University of Newcastle has warned of the dangers of abusing the drug benzylpiperazine.
Professor Alison Jones said benzylpiperazine was a â€œnew drug of abuseâ€ which could have serious clinical effects – similar to those of ecstasy to which it is structurally related.
The finding appears in a paper co-authored by Professor Jones in this weekâ€™s edition of the prestigious international medical journal â€“ The Lancet.
*One in Four Freed Offenders fail to keep clean – Adelaide;
*Warning on Lethal “Legal E”;
*UK police want to ticket cannabis smokers;
*Readers offer support/advice for Uni lecturer who scored heroin for her son;
*US cocaine purity increases, price drops;
*Mailing Information to at risk, reduced Binge Drinking by 10%;
Mailing a simple information pamphlet to interested drinkers in the general population reduced binge drinking by 10 per cent, and is a promising public health approach to reduce the health and social problems associated with heavy drinking, shows a new study led by the University of Alberta.