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Alcohol and other Drug use can have an impact on your work. This video explains the basics of different drug types, and what you need to keep in mind to stay safe at your workplace.

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Alcohol and other Drug use can have an impact on your work. This video explains the basics of different drug types, and what you need to keep in mind to stay safe at your workplace.

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Alcohol and other Drug use can have an impact on your work. This video explains the basics of different drug types, and what you need to keep in mind to stay safe at your workplace.

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Alcohol and other Drug use can have an impact on your work. This video explains the basics of different drug types, and what you need to keep in mind to stay safe at your workplace.

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Health authorities are increasingly concerned about the illegal sale of a new nicotine product luring in young people and gaining traction across Australia. Nicotine pouches are small sachets, the size of a piece of chewing gum, that are tucked under the lip allowing the nicotine — and sweeteners or flavourings — to be absorbed into the bloodstream.

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It's not surprising that the tobacco industry is introducing more products to maintain its future revenue stream as reforms restrict access to vaping products, writes Associate Professor Becky Freeman in The Conversation.

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You might have heard Australia is ‘banning’ vaping. But what does this mean? And what effect will the changes have? Here, the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) breaks down the changes that are happening – and what you can do if you, or someone you know, are impacted.

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Single-use vapes will be banned from being imported into Australia from the beginning of 2024 as part of the federal government's vaping crackdown. This article explores the changes being made.

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Supervised injecting facilities (SIFs) are dedicated spaces where illicit drugs can be used under the watchful eye of health care professionals (particularly nurses), social workers or other trained workers or volunteers. Learn more about them in this fact sheet from the Australian Drug Foundation.

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The ADF supports the trial of a medically supervised injecting room (MSIR) in Melbourne’s CBD. Since opening in 2018, the North Richmond MSIR has safely managed over 7,049 overdoses and saved up to 63 lives. Read more about the trial, and the Australian Drug Foundation's position, in this article.

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Melbourne’s first Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) has courted controversy but is estimated to have saved 63 people dying from drug use. Learn more in this article from Al Jazeera.

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Direct from Positive Choices and perfect for parents and teachers, this factsheet explains what e-cigarettes (vapes) are, what the laws are in Australia, and links to the most up-to-date legal information for each state.

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