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A Hard Look at Australia’s Drug Addicted Population

Australia is known worldwide for its quality of life, healthcare, high literacy rates, and one of the best nations to thrive in. So why is Australia leading the global drug use charge as the number one drug population in the world? One would assume that in a highly literate and educated population, drugs would be…

Ten Facts About Drinking in Australia

It is no secret that Australians have a drinking culture steeped in the ways of their forbearers. Australians are a pioneering people whose ancestors migrated to the island continent with the traditions, celebrations, and ways of their respective cultures. The average Australian family consumes alcohol on the weekends, at dinner, during weddings and social gatherings….

Australia Tops Global Drug Use List in 2014

Australia has the negative distinction of being the number one drug-abusing nation in the world according to the United Nation’s yearly report on international drug use. The report confirms that Australia is number one in ecstasy use, third in methamphetamine use, and fourth in the use of cocaine. The use of prescription opioids is on…

Ice, Drug of Choice for Australia’s Indigenous Population

Methamphetamines or better known by its street name of ice, are a highly addictive stimulant that is cheap to produce and growing in popularity across Australia. The use of ice is wreaking particular havoc across Australia’s indigenous population with some rehabilitation centers reporting 50 percent of the indigenous population that walks through their doors coming…

The Link between Smoking and Mental Health

Most people today are aware of the physical health risks of using tobacco, however research has shown that smoking also affects people’s mental health. When an individual smokes, nicotine effects the brain by improving attentiveness and triggering the flood of dopamine, a chemical that relaxes and temporarily relieves anxiety. Like any substance abuse that activates…

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