When we think of methamphetamine-related death we tend to focus on overdose. The extent of the problem, however, extends far beyond drug toxicity.
Nobody wants faecal bacteria in their iced latte. But if you have an iced drink from a high street coffee chain, that’s what you might get.
Let’s take claims about the value of drug seizures with a grain of salt.
West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan said his state has the “worst rate of methamphetamine usage in the country”. We asked the experts to check the evidence.
Without doubt, crystal methamphetamine, like many drugs (including alcohol) is capable of causing immense harm. But when facts are distorted to create fear and stigma it helps no one.
There is no doubt that 2016 has been a record-breaking year for the Earth’s climate.
After record-breaking amounts of sea ice in Antartica, this year we’re seeing record lows.
Ice increases the risks of psychosis, violence and impulsivity, and decreases emotional control. So what can families really do?
Australia is following the lead of the United States and sending ex-ice users into schools in the hope they can impact kids’ attitudes towards drug use and prevent use.
The latest data from the Dawn space probe points to underground ice flows and a water vapour atmosphere.
Around 2.3% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians 15 years and over report using speed or amphetamine in the past year. This is similar to the general population.
Ice is a slang name for crystal methamphetamine – a stimulant drug that is swallowed, smoked or injected. It works by activating the reward pathways in the brain, producing feelings of alertness.
As the world warms, Antarctica’s melting ice will likely reach the point of no return.
Ice cores tell us vital information about how the world’s climate has changed - and how it will change in the future.
Use of methamphetamines has increased significantly in young people already at risk of other drug and alcohol related dependence and harm.
With use of drugs such as ice on the rise, drug consumption rooms are now being set up in Europe to provide supervised inhalation.
To tackle the ice problem, the government must learn from experience and avoid adopting a blinkered law enforcement approach.
The ice taskforce’s report sends a clear message about the importance of focusing on drug use as a health issue. This signals an important shift in thinking.
Many untested drug therapies are expensive at best and potentially dangerous at worst. So what treatments do work for ice and other drug users?
Former ACT chief minister now senator Katy Gallagher admits she has found the jump into the bigger political pool challenging.