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A source of  cannabis and alcohol related information comprised of PDF text files and links to relative websites. Resources will be updated as they are referenced in or specifically relative to our posts.

Remember: ‘When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely – the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears – when you give your whole attention to it’  -  Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Alcohol:

PDFs -

Australian National Alcohol Strategy 2006-2009

Australian Bureau of Statistics: Causes of Death 2008

The costs of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug abuse to Australian society in 2004/05

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research; Test of a Clinical Model of Drinking and Suicidal Risk 2011

World Health Organization Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health, 2011

NSW Alcohol Summit Preliminary Background Paper 2003

Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation’s Annual Alcohol Poll: Community Attitudes and Behaviours

Alcohol and assault on Friday and Saturday nights: Findings from the DUMA program 2011

Estimating Drug Harms: a risky business? 2009 by David Nutt

Cancer Council Australia Position Statement – Alcohol and Cancer Risk, May 2011

Australian Institute of Criminology report – Key Issues in Alcohol-Related Violence, Dec 2009

Drug harms in the UK: a multicriteria decision analysis – published in The Lancet by the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, David Nutt et.al, Nov 2010

 

Website links -

Alcohol and Health in Australia: Australian Government – National Health and Medical Research Council 2009

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre report 2010

Science 2.0 Alcohol more harmful than crack article referring to David Nutt

Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon press release

Operation Unite article ABC News 2011

Operation Unite article SMH 2011

Australian Institute of Criminology: Key issues in alcohol related violence 2009

Cancer Council NSW website

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

IARC Press Release No.175: BREAST AND COLORECTAL CANCERS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, March 2007

Alcohol and Cancer: the verdict on ABC Health & Wellbeing May 2011

Alcohol linked to 20% of breast cancer cases – ABC News website, May 2011

Alcohol involved in planker’s death – Sydney Morning Herald, May 2011

Medscape.com: Alcohol-Related Psychosis page

 

Cannabis/marijuana:

PDFs -

Drug harms in the UK: a multicriteria decision analysis, 2010 Lancet article – Prof. David Nutt et al.

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre – Cannabis and the Law factsheet

Australian Institue of Health and Welfare – Statistics on Drug use report 2004

Australian Federal Government National Drugs Campaign – Marijuana or Cannabis factsheet

Marijuana Myths Marijuana Facts: A Review Of The Scientific Evidence excerpt 1995

Cannabis, the law and social impacts in Australia 1995: Australian Institue of Criminology

Cannabis and Harm Reduction, Drug and Alcohol Review 2000

UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs’ (ACMD) 2008 recommendation on reclassification of cannabis

After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation by Transform Drug Policy Foundation 2009

War on Drugs: Report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy

Dr Alex Wodak address to the topic “A Human Rights Approach to Drugsat Monash University’s Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Annual Conference, July 2011

The three billion dollar question for Australian businesses – this is the cost each year to Australian businesses from illicit drug use, 2007: published by the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC ) consumption of drugs – World Drug Report 2011

Do patients think cannabis causes schizophrenia? – A qualitative study on the causal beliefs of cannabis using patients with schizophrenia
Anna Buadze1, Rudolf Stohler1, Beate Schulze2, Michael Schaub3, Michael Liebrenz1*: Buadze et al. Harm Reduction Journal 2010, 7:22

Australia21 report – The Prohibition of Illicit Drugs is Killing and Criminalising Our Children, and we are letting it happen

 

Website links -

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre – Cannabis and the Law

From Biopower to Biopolitics – Maurizio Lazzarato

Ian Hacking – Making Up People 2006

National Drugs Campaign Homepage

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre home page

National Drug Research Institute home page

Australian Institute of Criminology home page

On Further Reconsideration by Dr. Lester Grinspoon

Wikipedia page on the philosophical definiton of the WILL

Professor David Nutt Wikipedia page

Independent Scientifc Committee on Drugs home page

Transform Drug Policy Foundation UK website

Schaffer Library of Drug Policy

Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs 1961 Wikipedia page

Wikipedia Cannabis page

White House response to Global Commission on Drug Policy report

Wikipedia Vapourizer page

Cannabinoids Fact sheet – NCPIC

Nature.com – Cell Death and Differentiation -Anti tumoral action of cannabinoids, July 2011

Nature.com – Cell Disease and Death – Cannabidiol and liver fibrosis, June 9 2011

Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons Australia Wikipedia page

MARIJUANA “BONG” SMOKING AND TUBERCULOSIS Thu K, Hayes M, Department of General Medicine, Calvary Mater Newcastle, NSW pdf link

Synthetic cannabis Wikipedia page

Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation

NCPIC Policing and cannabis use in Australia page

 

Miscellaneous:

Wikipedia Coffee page

Coffee and Caffeine FAQs page

Tuberculosis Causes and Symptoms, emedicinehealth.com

St. Vincent’s Hospital website

Wikipedia Meta-analysis page

sane psychosis factsheet

Helpguide.org – Understanding Schizophrenia: Signs, symptoms and causes page

Dr. Jeanne Segal webpage

WHO Mental Health: Schizophrenia page

ABS Population Clock

 

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