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Australian community supports change on drug policy

The National Drug Strategy Household Survey has revealed the Australian community’s support for a new approach to drug use and addiction.

Penington Institute’s acting CEO David Grant says the survey’s findings […]

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Australian community supports change on drug policy

Overdose tragedy signals a need to change drug policy

Data released today by the ABS has highlighted the terrible extent of Australia’s ongoing overdose crisis.

Penington Institute’s acting CEO David Grant says the increasing number of drug related deaths in […]

By |September 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Overdose tragedy signals a need to change drug policy

Drug induced deaths at highest rate since late 90s

Australia recorded the highest number of drug-induced deaths since the late 1990s, with the death rate steadily increasing over a decade and now at 7.5 deaths per 100,000 Australians – […]

By |September 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Drug induced deaths at highest rate since late 90s

Action time on ice

The latest data, prepared by the ABS for the Penington Institute and revealed earlier this month, shows amphetamines now claim almost as many lives as accidental alcohol overdoses, thanks to […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Action time on ice

Overdose deaths in Bundy a disgrace

BUNDABERG has been identified as one of the worst regions for fatal drug overdoses as the drug scourge continues to destroy families and take hold of the most vulnerable in […]

By |September 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Overdose deaths in Bundy a disgrace

Accidental drug overdose rife in the Murraylands

Australia’s drug overdose crisis is escalating and regional areas like the Murraylands and Mallee are at the forefront of the epidemic.

Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2017, produced by the Penington Institute, revealed […]

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Accidental drug overdose rife in the Murraylands

Drug death toll shows a different response is needed

WHAT better measure of how successful our approach to drugs is there than counting the number of people who die accidentally as a result of a drug overdose?

It’s a […]

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Drug death toll shows a different response is needed

Australia’s continuing overdose tragedy

Fentanyl, a dangerous drug 100 times more potent than pure morphine is at the forefront of Australia’s drug overdose crisis. Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2017 has revealed that diverted fentanyl, […]

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Australia’s continuing overdose tragedy

Drug-testing-for-welfare trial suffers a major blow

The urine and saliva tests for new welfare recipients became the biggest story for the government coming out of the federal budget earlier this year, despite similar programs being abandoned […]

By |August 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Drug-testing-for-welfare trial suffers a major blow