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 …

Tramadol abuse addiction sweeping Egypt as part of the world’s growing opioid crisis

Tramadol abuse addiction sweeping Egypt as part of the world’s growing opioid crisis

By freelance correspondent Walt Curnow Posted May 05, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Kerim was accused of drug dealing last year, pictured here in his house in Old Cairo. (ABC News: Hamada Elrasam) Related Story: Every Tuesday is execution day in Egypt Related Story: Egypt’s women fight harassment on the street and …

Pleasure and our brain: what happens when the pursuit of pleasure turns into addiction

Pleasure and our brain: what happens when the pursuit of pleasure turns into addiction

Posted April 27, 2018 12:33:54 Photo: Most of us would probably love to junk food for lunch every day because it tastes good, and sugar releases dopamine in reward systems. But we know there are consequences. (Flickr: Mira Pangkey) Every day we make a range of choices in the pursuit …

Cryptocurrency billionaire Matthew Mellon dies ‘in rehab’ after struggle with drug addiction

Cryptocurrency billionaire Matthew Mellon dies ‘in rehab’ after struggle with drug addiction

Posted April 18, 2018 13:49:30 Photo: Matthew Mellon pictured with his former wife and fashion designer Nicole Hanley. (AP: Andy Kropa/Invision) Cryptocurrency billionaire Matthew Mellon has died at the age of 54 after struggling with drug addiction. Key points: Mr Mellon had struggled with drug addiction and was reportedly receiving …