Pandemic makes youth addiction help harder

Youth addiction treatment problems

DINA GETOVA The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on youth drug and alcohol treatment, with self-isolation and safety restrictions making it more difficult for young people to seek help.   COVID-safe restrictions imposed … [Read more...]

N-Bomb to blame for Gold Coast overdoses

JARRAD BOYD The psychoactive drug NBOMe or N-Bomb is to blame for up to 16 overdoses and one death in and around Surfers Paradise over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of October. It was initially thought that the drug which had caused all … [Read more...]

Is academic doping wrong?

ANNA J. JAMES Coca-Cola, Gatorade and coffee are stimulants that students imbibe to study longer and harder. Then why are study drugs taboo? 'Academic doping', the practise of misusing prescription drugs to achieve a stimulant effect conducive to … [Read more...]

HEMP Party claim Marijuana legalisation could put an end to Australia’s ice boom

DANIEL WASSENAAR Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party claim Marijuana legalisation could put and end to Australia's ice boom. President of the HEMP party Michael Balderstone this week claimed the legalisation of marijuana could help put an … [Read more...]

Experts warn of drug risks ahead of festival season

JOSHUA WELLS Festival season is underway but Sydney's Harbourlife festival has been overshadowed by the death of 19-year old Georgina Bartter. She collapsed at the festival and died from a suspected adverse reaction to drugs, dying in St … [Read more...]

Suspected drug overdoses critical at Defqon 1

VIKTORIA BALANZATEGUI A 23-year-old man has died and 14 others hospitalised after suspected drug overdoses at this years Defqon 1 festival. Held at Sydney’s International Regatta Centre in Penrith for the fourth year, speculations are now … [Read more...]