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Alcohol & Drugs

Jul08

Survey quizzes Queensland men on how drug use affects their sex lives

POSTED ON // Friday, 08 July 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Survey quizzes Queensland men on how drug use affects their sex lives

The Queensland AIDS Council, University of Southern Queensland and the Act on Alcohol Service has today launched a survey asking Queensland gay, trans, and bisexual men about their relationship between alcohol, drugs and sexual health.

Jul08

New CEO for Australia’s Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League

POSTED ON // Friday, 08 July 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

New CEO for Australia’s Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League

Dr Angella Duvnjak has been appointed CEO of the Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL).

Jun15

ACT to overhaul needle distribution laws

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 15 June 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

ACT to overhaul needle distribution laws

New legislation is set to take effect in the ACT on June 29 which finally decriminalises the distribution of sterile injecting equipment amongst peers, family and friends.

Apr14

‘Ive used amyl on and off for years. Do I need to worry about any long-term effects?’

POSTED ON // Thursday, 14 April 2016 Written by // Dr Brad McKay

‘Ive used amyl on and off for years. Do I need to worry about any long-term effects?’

How are poppers affecting me?

Apr14

#SaveAIVL: Peak body representing drug users saved from closure

POSTED ON // Thursday, 14 April 2016 Written by // Positive Living

#SaveAIVL: Peak body representing drug users saved from closure

In December 2015, a change to funding arrangements for the national community response to Blood-Borne Viruses (BBV) and Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) cast doubt over the future of the Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) — the Australian agency representing people who use drugs.

Feb11

Recreational drug use high but dependency low among gay men: study

POSTED ON // Thursday, 11 February 2016 Written by // Glen Moret

Recreational drug use high but dependency low among gay men: study

The Kirby Institute has today released figures about the drug use among gay and bi men in Australia, showing usage is high but dependency is low.

Feb11

Medicinal cannabis legislation introduced

POSTED ON // Thursday, 11 February 2016 Written by // Christopher Kelly

Medicinal cannabis legislation introduced

Federal legislation has been introduced allowing for Australians to access medicinal cannabis for chronic conditions such as HIV.

Jan24

Amyl to be outlawed in the UK from April

POSTED ON // Sunday, 24 January 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Amyl to be outlawed in the UK from April

A Conservative MP has told the House of Commons he is a user of the popper recreational drug and a ban on its supply would be "fantastically stupid".

Dec11

LGBT people feel intimidated by alcohol health services: report

POSTED ON // Friday, 11 December 2015 Written by // Andrew Shaw

LGBT people feel intimidated by alcohol health services: report

A Scottish study has found LGBT people feel intimidated by existing heterocentric alcohol health services.

Dec07

PM announces $300m plan to tackle ice addiction. Just how will it help LGBT users?

POSTED ON // Monday, 07 December 2015 Written by // Nic Holas

PM announces $300m plan to tackle ice addiction. Just how will it help LGBT users?

The Federal Government has announced a $300 million strategy to address Australia’s ice problem. But how much will it really help LGBT people, who have higher rates of use than the general population? Nic Holas takes a look at the details.

 

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