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Alcohol & Drugs

Nov24

New website launches to tackle LGBTI drug and alcohol use

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 24 November 2015 Written by // Rachel Cook

New website launches to tackle LGBTI drug and alcohol use

A new website which tackles alcohol and drug use in the LGBTI community will be launched today.

Nov24

The Institute of Many launches ice harm reduction resource

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 24 November 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

The Institute of Many launches ice harm reduction resource

The Institute of Many (TIM) a peer run advocacy group for people living with HIV has joined forces with Living Positive Victoria to develop Turning Tina – a harm reduction resource for gay, bi and trans men with HIV who use crystal meth (aka Tina).

Nov11

Trial to take place into ketamine as a depression treatment

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 11 November 2015 Written by // Ron Hughes

Trial to take place into ketamine as a depression treatment

The federal government is funding research into whether ketamine could be used as a treatment for patients with depression.

Aug04

High time for change

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 04 August 2015 Written by // Christopher Kelly

High time for change

Marijuana’s therapeutic qualities are well documented, so why — asks Christopher Kelly — does the medical use of cannabis remain illegal in Australia?

Jul06

Chemsex parties and rising HIV rates indicate a need for PrEP in the UK

POSTED ON // Monday, 06 July 2015 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Chemsex parties and rising HIV rates indicate a need for PrEP in the UK

A BBC radio report on chemsex parties in private homes has strengthened the case for medication as a preventative to HIV transmission. 

Jun02

Concern over rise in gay men using crystal meth

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 02 June 2015 Written by // James Findlay

Concern over rise in gay men using crystal meth

The number of Melbourne gay men living with HIV and using crystal methamphetamine has increased dramatically, with experts wondering if current support services can cope.

Mar26

SWASH survey reveals lesbians smoking and drinking to excess

POSTED ON // Thursday, 26 March 2015 Written by // Cec Busby

SWASH survey reveals lesbians smoking and drinking to excess

A new Australian report has revealed lesbian women and women who identify as bisexual and queer have a higher risk of mental health issues, alcohol related issues and drug use than the general population.

Mar12

Vic Government announces $45 million Ice Action Plan

POSTED ON // Thursday, 12 March 2015 Written by // James Findlay

Vic Government announces $45 million Ice Action Plan

The Victorian Government has released the Ice Action Plan, aimed to tackle the State’s ice problem and reduce the supply, demand and harm the drug has on Victoria’s communities.

Oct03

New study suggests lesbian alcohol use driven by discrimination

POSTED ON // Friday, 03 October 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

New study suggests lesbian alcohol use driven by discrimination

A new study conducted by Melbourne University in conjunction with beyondblue has found homophobia and inadequate social support are contributing to high rates of mental health problems and alcohol use among lesbian and bisexual women.

Sep27

Matthew Mitcham talks depression and drug addiction on One Plus One

POSTED ON // Saturday, 27 September 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Matthew Mitcham talks depression and drug addiction on One Plus One

Olympic and Commonwealth Games Gold medalist diver Matthew Mitcham will join Jane Hutcheon on the couch for a revealing interview on ABC’s One Plus One.

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