Introduction: Welcome to AODstats, the Victorian alcohol and drug interactive statistics and mapping webpage.
AODstats provides information on the harms related to alcohol, illicit and pharmaceutical drug use in Victoria.
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Results: Net of controls, offenders in the treatment group took 22 per cent longer to re-offend for a person offence than offenders in the control group. Offenders in the treatment group also had a 17 per cent lower re-offending rate than offenders in the control group.
CONCLUSION: The Drug Court appears to have long term beneficial effects on the total number of reconvictions and the risk of another person offence.
NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics & Research – Crime & Justice Bulletin No 232 (September 2020)
The recently released Report by the Australian Government on our progress with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): ‘Report on the implementation of the sustainable development goals 2018’ acknowledged some of the movement toward agreed upon (but voluntarily pursued targets) and waxed cautious about shortfalls and opportunities for clear improvement.
Whilst it is vital to note that alcohol and other drug use and misuse do negatively impact 13 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, it was in SDG three of the report in which glaring omissions were evident.
Tragic, but important story of the devastation of mental health and Marijuana’s heinous contribution to it!
An eye-opening report from an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug—facts the media have ignored as the United States rushes to legalize cannabis
Kenneth Finn, MD; Springs Rehabilitation, PC; Colorado Springs, CO, USA
*or what the science of marijuana is telling us about the harmful effects for you, your friends, or your kids.
Author: Kevin G Becker, (PhD) Ned Hopkins (Illustrator)
Author: Kevin A Sabet, (Drug Czar to Three US Presidents Patrick J Kennedy (Foreword by)