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Dangers of Fentanyl

FentanylWhat is it? NARCOTICS (OPIOIDS) According to DEA.GOV Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin.Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed for pain management treatment of cancer patients, applied in a patch on the skin. Because… Read More »Dangers of Fentanyl

Ventolin-Style Vaper Alert

Vaping products were initially designed to deliver nicotine as a tobacco cigarette substitute (eg, electronic cigarettes) but are now frequently used to deliver psychoactive substances, such as cannabis and its derivatives. Large, nationally representative surveys, such as Monitoring the Future, found that approximately 1 in… Read More »Ventolin-Style Vaper Alert

‘She was in a lot of pain’: Call for ban on flavoured vapes popular with young Australians

A health charity is calling for a ban on the over-the-counter sale of vapes, after finding harmful chemicals including disinfectant, petroleum and fish euthanasia drugs inside the electronic smoking devices.Lung Foundation Australia wants action on the sale of vapes, also known as e-cigarettes, which are largely unregulated… Read More »‘She was in a lot of pain’: Call for ban on flavoured vapes popular with young Australians

Rehabilitation Updates

News- Stop Press During our intelligence gathering phase and in dialogue with certain rehabilitation service provides, it has been revealed that providers have often needed ‘to extend their waiting lists’. This never-ending backlog, then shines the light on the very vexed question of so-called ‘safe’… Read More »Rehabilitation Updates

Drug Addiction

Drug addiction as a function of existential void and the cultural repression of spiritual values by  Rabbi Shimon Cowen   A question of human responsibility Our evaluation of drugs – as with most of the big issues of our day, from same-sex marriage to euthanasia… Read More »Drug Addiction