Matters of Substance August 2012
You've passed your urine, bur will you pass your workplace drug test? What will the results say about your drug use and level of impairment. Sean Gillespie investigates.
Agencies around the world are newly abuzz about recovery. But do we all mean the same thing, and does it matter.
Why do some people hesitate to call for help in a life-and-death situation? Elle Hunt investigates emergency responses to overdoses in New Zealand.
What's to be done about caffeine and alcohol mixed beverages, the popular poly-drug choice of the recently post-pubescent?
Interlocks will help decrease drunk driving harm, but we argue they'd achieve more if they weren't made user pays.
Sensible, balanced reporting and police work reveal bath salts are turning citizens into crazy violent zombies!
Executive Director Ross Bell looks at the tragedy of volatile substance abuse in New Zealand.
Ann Fordham argues that the UN may be its own worst enemy in addressing global drug and crime links.
Rodney Hide explains why politicians should be kept as far away as possible from drug policy formulation.
Mythbusters looks at whether claims by the British Lung Foundation that cannabis is worse for your lungs than tobacoo are true.
Viewpoints asks if you should provide alcohol to your teenage child. Is it just adopting mediterranean attitude toward alcohol or could you be harming their developing brain?
Labour MP was appointed to the Global Commission on HIV in June 2010 and answers our questions about his work and the relationship between drug use, HIV and the law.
MDMA, non-alcoholic martini, parkinsons treatment, party drug. Get the skinny on ecstacy in this issues About a Drug.
A timeline of the history of alcohol in Aotearoa.