The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

Posted on August 16, 2017 by Addiction EditorLeave a comment

There’s more to it than meets the eye – exploring the wealth of information on the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre is a national web resource that aims to … Continue reading

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Typology: Are There Addiction Subtypes?

Posted on August 15, 2017 by Addiction EditorLeave a comment

While a group of individuals may all be diagnosed and meet the criteria for a substance use disorder, each member of that group may experience different symptoms and patterns of substance use, and therefore present with substance use disorder differently. … Continue reading

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The Use of Alcohol Management Plans in Indigenous Australia

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Addiction EditorLeave a comment

Issues of problem deflation and politicisation Alcohol Management Plans (AMPs) are generally employed in Indigenous contexts to provide an instrument to allow communities and governments to work in partnership to address the diverse range of problems arising from the misuse … Continue reading

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Inside the Mind of an Addict

Posted on July 24, 2017 by Addiction EditorLeave a comment

What possesses a parent to put her addiction ahead of paying school fees or putting quality food on the table for her kids? One Sydney mum shares her story with Dilvin Yasa. Unassuming and gentle in nature, Sharon* took her … Continue reading

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The Impact of New Psychoactive Substance Use in English Prisons on Mental Health and Violence

Posted on July 21, 2017 by Addiction EditorLeave a comment

New research conducted in an English prison has reported that synthetic cannabinoids, commonly known as ‘Spice’ is now, according to the report aptly named ‘Adding Spice to the Porridge’, published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, so profitable that … Continue reading

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