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People identifying as LGBTIQ and alcohol, tobacco & other drugs in Australia

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, last updated 12/06/2020 Key Findings: People identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual have relatively high rates of substance use. However, there is a lack of comprehensive data available on the associated harms for this population group. Almost one in 5 (18.7%) people identifying as homosexual or bisexual reported daily tobacco smoking in 2016, comapred...

Australian Burden of Disease Study: Illicit Drug Use, Intimate Partner Violence, Unsafe Sex

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 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Last updated: 06 Aug 2020 Burden of disease is a measure of the years of healthy life lost from living with, or dying from disease and injury. A portion of this burden is preventable, being due to modifiable risk factors. This report provides information on the deaths and burden of disease due to risk factors included in the Australian Burden of...

In debates about drug use, fun is important

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The Conversation, February 8, 2019 6.07am AEDT Young (and older) people use drugs and alcohol for fun, enjoyment and socialisation. Understanding the social nature of drug use reveals why fun-seeking is so compelling. When people describe fun, they are often talking about an experience of social connection and belonging. Fun is not insignificant in human lives. Understanding this might help to...

Intercourse, age of initiation and contraception among adolescents in Ireland

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BMC Public Health 2018 18:362  Abstract Background The need to tackle sexual health problems and promote positive sexual health has been acknowledged in Irish health policy. Young people’s sexual behaviour however remains under-researched with limited national data available. Methods This study presents the first nationally representative and internationally comparable data on young people’s...

Consumer feedback sought on proposed patient access pathway for medical cannabis in SA

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Health Consumers Alliance of South Australia, 2017 The Department for Health and Ageing is seeking feedback on a proposed patient access pathway for medical cannabis in South Australia. A discussion paper has been released which proposes a patient access pathway including amendments to South Australian controlled substances legislation, to ensure national consistency towards safe and appropriate...

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