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Lesbian basketball star Brittney Griner guilty

American basketball star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to drug charges in a Russian court last night. She now faces up to 10 years in a Russian jail. “I’d like to plead guilty, your honour. But there was no intent. I didn’t want to break the law. “I’d like to give my testimony later. I need …

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Time for new approach to failed war on drugs?

In response to an epidemic of drug overdoses, Canada’s drug regulator recently approved a new approach to the failed war on drugs. Queensland-based alcohol and drug service provider QuIHN called for Australian authorities to consider similar reforms. History records that humans used mind-altering substances since pre-historic times. The ancient Sumerians began getting their kicks from …

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You are not alone: get help & support to stop ice use

Helping a loved one to reduce or stop using crystal methamphetamine (ice) is not easy. But one man, who helped his brother’s recovery, says it is worth it. Shane believes keeping an open mind and having access to support services were crucial in supporting his brother John through recovery. If you or a loved one …

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Recovery from ice – the way out, reconnecting with family & culture

Crystal methamphetamine (ice) can be a tough drug to stop. It’s a lot easier with help, but fear, shame and stigma often deter people from seeking the support they need. QNews spoke to Rosie and her Mum, Gloria, about their experience with ice. Rosie previously developed a dependency on ice over six years. But with …

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This Christmas, we’re awash with dicks past present & future

With apologies to Charles Dickens, this Christmas sees us awash with dicks, past, present and future. First, Steve-O re-emerged from well-deserved obscurity. Grandad Jackass announced the launch of his own uncensored website. Then a guy in Florida caught with bags of meth and coke tied to his dick claimed the drugs weren’t his. Finally, reality …

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Rockhampton DV offender used drugs to cope with bullying

A Rockhampton man convicted of breaching a domestic violence order, and obstructing and assaulting police, blamed his actions on drug use that resulted from bullying at school. The 35-year-old man’s lawyer told Rockhampton Magistrates Court that he turned to marijuana at 14 as a coping mechanism after bullying for being gay. The defendant cannot be …

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Sexual health: Vaping doubles risk of erectile dysfunction

Research shows vaping can double the risk of erectile dysfunction in healthy men aged 20 to 65. The American Journal of Preventative Medicine published the study which analysed the risk of erectile dysfunction from smoking e-cigarettes in almost 25,000 men. The researchers discovered that vaping increases the risk of erectile dysfunction even in men with …

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Living your best life: find help & break the ice

Research shows higher rates of Crystal Methamphetamine (ice) use in the LGBTIQ+ communities than among the general population. However, it is possible to find help and recover from ice dependence. Following a decade of ice use, Alex Bartzis found the help he needed. Alex says living your best life involves moving beyond the shadows caused …

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Doc Q: Dr Rhys Young on avoiding unhealthy drinking

Are you an ‘I love a beer at the end of the day’ type person or an ‘I only drink once a week but when I do it’s a wipeout’? Every now and then it’s important to check in with your drinking and make sure it’s healthy and safe because unhealthy drinking is more common …

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Overdose Awareness Day – Hi-Ground Chatroom Takeover

Hi-Chat is a free 24-hour service moderated by peer volunteers in the Harm Reduction Community. Today, on International Overdose Awareness Day, the online forum launches its first Chatroom Takeover. During takeovers, healthcare professionals and peers facilitate discussions around specific topics. Check out the chatroom here. Register anonymously The International Overdose Awareness Day chatroom takeover happens …

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