Oh but it is. Actually by now it would be worth more.Of course we are not talking about the cost of just one beer. We are talking about the social cost of alcohol to our country in the year 2004 to 2005. THAT FIGURE IS THE ANNUAL COST.However that was 11 years ago. It has undoubtedly increased.These figures are drawn from a report jointly funded by the NSW and OLD state governments in 2004/2005.But what do the costs actually mean? Well a few things.They reflect impacts that … [Read more...] about A beer’s not worth $15 billion dollars!
'I have long been interested in classifications of people, in how they affect the people classified, and how the effects on the people in turn change the classifications. We think of many kinds of people as objects of scientific inquiry. Sometimes to control them, as prostitutes, sometimes to help them, as potential suicides. Sometimes to organise and help, but at the same time keep ourselves safe, as the poor or the homeless. Sometimes to change them for their own good and the good of the … [Read more...] about You are an addict because I SAY you are dammit!
Lung Cancer, Psychosis and Depression: If so why would you do it?If I had a dollar for every time I have heard someone talking about the above negative effects of cannabis use I would be, well, not exactly rich, but I'd have that whole fat clinking pocket thing happening, nearly. This is largely due to the fact no one really wants to talk openly about them because why would you? The stuff is illegal so that's that right? No use having a conversation about illicit substances because no one … [Read more...] about Cannabis will wreck you physically and mentally, right?
We've all used the drug ethanol (alcohol) for years, so it can't be that bad...can it?Well let's investigate that for a moment shall we? Hands up if you've used alcohol before.(Responsible Choice puts hand up).Pretty much all adults over the age of 18 in our great country have before at one time or another, 83% of all Australians in 2004 to give a better picture. Sorted. Now hands up if you have ever abused alcohol before.(Responsible Choice puts hand up again, this time with a … [Read more...] about Alcohol is relatively safe…right?