Should we be considering free ‘ice pipe’ distribution in Australia?

There has been much public discussion of late, regarding methamphetamine in Australia.  While much of the focus has been on the acute adverse effects of intoxication and concerns regarding public amenity and safety, little has been written about how we can innovatively address methamphetamine harms.  In this article I examine the idea of free ice … Continue reading

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No drug decriminalisation but we can still change drug laws to improve health outcomes

Recent public discussions about the decriminalisation of currently illicit drugs in Australia engendered by the A21 Report on Australian Drug Policy has  prompted me to think about the nature of Australian drug laws and how they impact upon harm reduction. The response from our country’s leading politicians demonstrates once again that the notion of reducing … Continue reading

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Young People & Methamphetamines in Australia

What is Methamphetamine? Methamphetamine is a powerful central nervous system stimulant that belongs to the amphetamines family of drugs.  It is probably helpful to note the terminology used in the context of this poster.  The term ‘amphetamines’ refers to the amphetamine family of drugs of which there are many drugs that come under this umbrella … Continue reading

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