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Overdose prevention: A walk in the park?

Free naloxone kits, fee training, oranges to practice on – and a barbecue lunch. That's how they do overdose prevention in British Columbia.

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'Grossly underprepared' - NZ's naloxone mess

So far, NZ has escaped the kind of opioid crisis that has claimed thousands of lives overseas. But should that change, we are “grossly underprepared”.

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D-Day approaches for new medicinal cannabis scheme

The number of products are set to be slashed and prices are expected to spike when a transitional medicinal cannabis scheme expires in October.

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Ketamine - what you need to know

High Alert reports a large increase in the availability of ketamine nationwide. Ruth Nichol takes a look at the drug known as Special K, K and ket.

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Nangs - what you need to know

Ruth Nicol explains the ins and outs of a drug that stirs up controversy despite it's relatively low potential for harm.

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Johann Hari on his film about Billie Holiday and the war on drugs

On the eve of the NZ release of The US vs Billie Holiday, Russell Brown talks to Johann Hari about the movie, compassionate drug policy & what's next.

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Turning away from the 'war on drugs'

Recently Oregon became the first US state to decriminalise all drug use, the latest of many changes there and around the world.

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Why discretion missed the mark

Don Rowe explains why police discretion is no substitute for decriminalisation, and raises the hope that genuine reform could be back on the table.

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Tis the Season

...to be kind to yourself. As you head into the holiday break It’s ok to think honestly about your alcohol and other drug use.

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