Drug checking services could also provide an early warning system to flag any unusually dangerous substances in circulation.
They tend backyards brimming with cactus varieties, consuming the produce. Prudence Gibson meets a hidden group of gardeners and ponders the allure – and – danger of psychoactive plants.
While baked goods are likely to be safe, affected poppy seeds made into a tea can lead to seizures or cardiac arrests.
International and Australian laws need to be updated to cope with the newest drug-trafficking technique threatening maritime security.
People are more likely to turn to drugs in times of heightened stress and anxiety, says UNSW’s Dr George Dertadian.
New research suggests the COVID-19 pandemic has meant people are using illicit drugs less. But decreased use can mean higher risk of overdoses.
It's ineffective to use drug dogs at festivals and in public places because they're much more likely to catch small-time users than suppliers.
Alison Ritter has moved the Drug Policy Modelling Program from Medicine to Arts & Social Sciences to have more impact on drug policy.
Evidence is growing that pill testing encourages young people to reconsider their drug use — and new forms of testing can provide even more benefits.
With so many different types out there, it's hard to know what sleep medications are safe to use. Here's a guide.