Dangerous underage binge drinking is taking an increasing toll on Queensland's young people, with an average of almost 20 a week ending up in the state's hospitals. Queensland Health data shows in 2018, 975 underage drinkers ended up in Queensland emergency departments (EDs), up from 762 in 2014. "More than 200 intoxicated teens presented to Brisbane EDs, more than 280 to Gold Coast EDs and almost 90 to Sunshine Coast EDs.The number of 12- to 17-year-olds showing up in Queensland emergency departments as a result of alcohol consumption has increased by 28 per cent since 2014.
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But there is a crucial difference between Getaway and other Brooklyn bars: Getaway is totally alcohol-free. “It’s 0% as much as humanly possible, so if you’re sober and it’s an issue for you, or you don’t even want the smell of alcohol around you, you’ll be safe,” Thonis says. But it still looks and feels like a bar - it only opens in the evenings, the lights are low and no one appears to be working on their screenplay.
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Absolutely! Nor should Meth, XTC or WEED be used either!
All these drugs not only lift the lid on what's really going on inside an individual, but give 'permission' and 'enabling' for it to come out, on, and at all those around! Consequences be damned, 'I'm having fun' and 'feeling good'. We don't want ANY moral taboos....except of course the moral taboo on moral taboos, oh, and yeah, by the way 'moral' outrage if the activities outcomes 'hurt' someone else! (By whatever definition of 'hurt' you care to employ in any particular amoral setting!)
What generates even more cognitive dissonance is that there is a small and noisy (often media supported) demographic that want us to legalize even more of these psychotropic, harm bringing, community destroying toxins into an already dysfunctional and 'amoral' culture and they think that’s going to make our society ‘better’???
Who is driving this agenda? You don't have to look far to find the answer to that!
No Drugs – NO EXCUSES!
A wristband that lets wearers check if their drink has been spiked with a date rape drug has gone on sale in Germany.
How the wristband works
To use the wristband users stir their drink with a straw.
They then place a few drops on the white band and wait two minutes, if the test area turns blue they know their drink has been spiked.
Kim says that it is already having a positive impact on young women's lives.
"We donated some to a group of girls and they told me that they really like the wristbands. It makes them feel more aware and more safe.
"I also gave a girl a wristband and afterwards she was in conversation with a boy at a party and he asked her what it was.
"She told him 'it's a wristband that protects me from date rape drugs' and he was like 'wow' and he stepped back. She said it made her feel very strong."
"What happened to the girl at the festival felt so close to me. As if this could have happened to me and, I realised the danger so of course I have the wristband with me when I go out."
Eventually Kim would like to make products which can detect other drugs.
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