Amphetamines versus methamphetamines

We hear a lot in the media about amphetamines and methamphetamines, particularly the drug ICE. So what is the difference between amphetamines and methamphetamines? Or are they one and the same? Amphetamines Like some other illicit drugs, amphetamines do have

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Alcohol testing on Victorian roads – who are the lucky ones?

What’s your definition of luck? Perhaps some people think it’s luck to be over the blood alcohol limit when you pass a Victorian Police alcohol testing operation, but being waved past. However, as the below reports suggest, getting caught by

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Global Drug Survey yields interesting results

It’s the biggest drug survey in the world and the results are a look into the dark and not-so-dark side of illicit as well as non-illicit drugs. The Global Drug Survey 2017 researched the drug-taking habits of 120,000 people across

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Drugs and alcohol in Tasmania under the microscope

We know that drugs and alcohol are commonly used in Tasmania and indeed Australia, but just how common? What illicit drugs are used the most? How many people are drinking alcohol at unsafe levels? The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs

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Consuming alcohol while driving – is it illegal?

An interesting segment on Channel 7’s Sunrise this morning on “The road rules you didn’t know existed”. These included the little known rule that you must remove your keys from the car and lock all doors and windows if you’re

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Far-reaching drug and alcohol testing in Western Australia

While Western Australia may be vast, it’s fair to say that so is Integrity Sampling’s drug and alcohol testing reach in the state. Our service area takes in most substantial workforce areas of WA, including the Pilbara and Kimberley regions

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Roadside drug testing nets plenty

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald would suggest that more people in NSW are getting high and it’s got nothing to do with last week’s State of Origin win! The article highlighted that the number of people charged

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Drug testing in Queensland makes the news

Drug testing might not often be the lead story in the nightly news – unless a sports star has failed a drug test – but it does feature in the news, none-the-less. Here are some examples of drug testing making

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Alcohol presents danger to safety and health

While we regularly write blogs about the dangers of drinking alcohol and going to work, there’s another danger of alcohol that many of us need to consider and that’s how it affects our health. According to the Australian Government’s National

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Drug testing on Victorian roads – what the stats don’t say

Most of us know about the carnage on our roads caused by drugs and the large rise in people being caught in roadside drug testing on Victorian roads. But a key question that hides behind these stats is what happens

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