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The 2nd International Symposium on Drugs and Driving

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Drug driving is a challenging issue confronting governments around the world – changing drug-use profiles and new drugs have increasingly focused attention on what has, until recently, been considered a health and social problem.

Work for the Drug Foundation

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Senior/Principal Policy Adviser

Applications have closed (5pm Wednesday 19 November)

Do you have the courage to champion complex ideas about critical health and social issues in a sensitive policy environment?

Here’s a chance for you to use your exceptional policy, advocacy and relationship building skills to effect change on issues relating to alcohol and other drugs.

Matters of Substance article

History never repeats?

Friday, August 1, 2014

New Zealand’s history of drugs and the laws to control them

Just when did people living in the land of the long white cloud begin using drugs? What turned them on? And off? When were the rules changed? Russell Brown surveys the long history of imbibing in Aotearoa New Zealand.  

Matters of Substance article

Doing LAPs

Friday, August 1, 2014

With few Local Alcohol Plans (LAPs) in place, communities are forced into being reactive when faced with new applications for liquor licences. Rob Zorn looks at what the slow arrival of LAPs means in Mangere, and nationwide.

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 came into force in December 2013 as the culmination of the Law Commission’s many recommendations to government around alcohol law reform. Part of its purpose was to restore to communities some control over where, when and how alcohol is sold in their neighbourhoods.

Matters of Substance article

Shulgin was known to many as the “Godfather of ecstasy”

Friday, August 1, 2014

Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin was born on 17 June 1925 and died, aged 88, at home in California on 2 June 2014. As he died, the sounds of his grandchildren’s laughter rang through the house and combined with the chants of the ancient Buddhist Heart Mantra, which hails the dying’s departing soul. You could do worse. 

Matters of Substance article

History never repeats

Friday, August 1, 2014

New Zealand’s history of drugs and the laws to control them

Just when did people living in the land of the long white cloud begin using drugs? What turned them on? And off? When were the rules changed? Russell Brown surveys the long history of imbibing in Aotearoa New Zealand  

Matters of Substance article

Matters of Substance August 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

Matters of Substance August 2014Cover story

History never repeats?

New Zealand’s history of drugs and the laws to control them