Alison Ritter

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Cannabis growers in the capital report many obstacles, from purchasing seeds to the lack of information on growing conditions.

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Alcohol and drug addiction impacts families as well as the people afflicted.

Prisons weakest link in fight against blood borne viruses in Australia

Harm reduction programs in prisons will be key to achieving public health goals, says UNSW and sector experts.

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New Fellows elected in recognition of their excellence in the social sciences.

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Changes to our drinking habits could be a surprising “good news story” with the lockdown providing a catalyst for positive behaviour change, a new study has found.

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We need to look at what's behind arguments for and against drug testing welfare recipients to avoid repeating the same debate, over and over.

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Most of our drugs policies have failed to curb use or reduce their impact on individuals or society. It's time for a more enlightened and informed approach, writes Alison Ritter.

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Join UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs and 12 UNSW experts as they share what keeps them up at night. UNSOMNIA - Thursday December 1st, Leighton Hall UNSW.

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Some of the greatest harms from using illicit drugs stem from their illegality, write Nicole Lee and Alison Ritter.

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Pill testing kits or booths at venues where pills are known to be consumed could inform users about the content of illicit drugs, writes Alison Ritter.