Most Doctors Are Ill-Equipped to Deal With the Opioid Epidemic. Few Medical Schools Teach Addiction.
Matthew DeFazio, center, a medical student at Boston University, asks a fictional patient, portrayed by Ric Mauré, right, about his drug use. Dr. Bradley M. Buchheit coaches.
Map: Drug Decriminalisation Around the World
Many countries have enacted legislation, or have had court rulings, which have decriminalised personal drug possession. However the implementation of this approach is far from uniform; in some countries with decriminalisation, people continue to face prison sentences for possessing small quantities of drugs.
Drug deaths in Australia hit record high at 142 fatalities a month
Australians are underestimating the danger of popular sleeping pills and sedatives "at their peril", as a record 142 people die every month in accidental drug overdoses, a major new report warns.
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