Juno Dawson on tackling addiction fiction, transgender characters and the first female Doctor Who

Juno Dawson on tackling addiction fiction, transgender characters and the first female Doctor Who

Posted October 06, 2018 06:20:43 Related Story: How being the first female Doctor makes a big difference to how kids see their heroes As Jodie Whittaker makes her debut as the first female Doctor for BBC’s long-running sci-fi TV series Doctor Who this weekend, author Juno Dawson will no doubt …

‘If you have one more drink, you will die’: Battling booze addiction in Australia

‘If you have one more drink, you will die’: Battling booze addiction in Australia

Posted September 30, 2018 07:35:11 Related Story: When having just a few drinks each night becomes chronic alcoholism Related Story: The ‘sober generation’: Aussie teens snubbing booze and cigarettes, researchers say From a woman who became a “full-blown alcoholic” at 18 to rough sleepers who drink hand sanitiser and mouthwash, …

Ipswich police shooting victim Jesse Kermode was ‘battling addiction but was a man of faith’

Ipswich police shooting victim Jesse Kermode was ‘battling addiction but was a man of faith’

Updated September 25, 2018 15:50:35 Photo: Jesse Kermode’s family said he was battling drugs, but was a man of faith. (ABC News: Lucy Murray) Related Story: Man armed with knife shot dead by police outside train station The family of a man who was shot and killed by police at …

Port Augusta prison visitor caught smuggling addiction medication

Port Augusta prison visitor caught smuggling addiction medication

A FEMALE visitor to Port Augusta Prison has been caught trying to smuggle prescription drugs used to treat opiod addiction into the prison. At 9.50am on Saturday morning police stopped a vehicle in the Port Augusta Prison carpark. A 24-year-old Kadina woman who was a passenger in the car was …

Could financial plain packaging break Australia’s debt addiction?

Could financial plain packaging break Australia’s debt addiction?

Posted July 24, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Could plain packaging help lower Australians’ debt? (ABC News: Alastair Kroie) We are bombarded with emotive ads selling debt through dreams of home ownership, new cars, tropical holidays and financial freedom or, even more dangerous, through fears of missing out while others get ahead …

Meth addiction targeted by new-generation drug that restores ‘balance’ to the brain

Meth addiction targeted by new-generation drug that restores ‘balance’ to the brain

Updated July 17, 2018 11:35:52 Photo: The drug aims to restore balance to certain brain chemicals in ice-addicted people. (ABC News: Robert Koenig-Luck) A world-first trial of a drug that could reduce cravings for ice in addicts has begun in Australia. N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is described as one of a …

Fortnite: Millions are playing it, but is addiction to the game really a thing?

Fortnite: Millions are playing it, but is addiction to the game really a thing?

Posted July 11, 2018 20:39:45 Photo: More than a hundred million people are playing Fortnite: Battle Royale (Epic Games) Is Fortnite addiction real? Put a parent, a psychologist and a brain expert in the same room and you’ll get three different answers. Fortnite: Battle Royale is a multi-player shooter game …

Apple offers new tools to help control smartphone addiction amid tech backlash – Science News

Apple offers new tools to help control smartphone addiction amid tech backlash – Science News

Apple has unveiled new tools to help people control their smartphone use, after facing accusations that its technology is “addictive”. A tool called Screen Time will create daily and weekly activity reports, the technology giant announced on Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose. The reports will detail …

How rugby league helped Wellington tackle its ice addiction

How rugby league helped Wellington tackle its ice addiction

Updated June 03, 2018 08:42:53 Photo: Playing football helped Richard Peckham overcome his ice addiction. (ABC News: Elena de Bruijne) Related Story: ‘It rebuilds their lives’: New ice treatment results six times better than rehab It is Sunday morning in Wellington, in western New South Wales, and there is not …

Drug testing dole recipients will only make addiction worse, but the government won’t hear it

Drug testing dole recipients will only make addiction worse, but the government won’t hear it

By Toby Hall Posted May 10, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: The government is proposing to trial drug testing of new income support recipients. (Jonathan Beal: ABC) Fifty-two. That’s how many submissions were made to the Senate inquiry into the Government’s drug testing bill for welfare recipients, which handed down its findings …