Anti-drug website under fire (Australia)

By ~lostgurl~ · Oct 3, 2006 · ·
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    Anti-drug website under fire
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    Oct 1, 2006

    A website offering safety advice to teenagers has come under fire in Australia.
    The Victoria State Government site gives tips on how to avoid drink spiking, resolve potentially violent situations, and avoid sexual assault.
    But it is being criticised for offering information on how to take illicit drugs safely.
    Kiwi drug educators are backing their embattled Australian counterparts.
    Ross Bell of the New Zealand Drug Foundation says the safest advice is to not take drugs at all.
    But he says once people have the facts about drug use, what they do is up to them.


    Source: Newstalk ZB

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  1. izzy31
    Yeah I've seen a few of those "If your gonna do the wrong thing at least do it correctly" type of sites. It is a better idea than just saying "don't do it" and expecting everyone to listen, and I think they should make more sources with that same idea, then get it in schools to replace the old lesson about drugs and sex and how you'll rot in hell if you try either one. It just feels so much more modern and up-to-date, with realistic goals that kids might actually cooperate to achieve because the lesson is reality and speaks of this day and age so kids would just think (or know) the book is ancient and gives inaccurate info that without a doubt won't make a difference on anyones decision's made after after 1973 or whenever the prehistoric book of fairytales was published.
  2. Paracelsus
    i cant see the problem here. why is someone criticizing harm-reduction? could it be because this someone is an indoctrinated anti-drug freak who tells everyone on the street "dont take drugs or you will die"?providing information about how to take drugs safely is much better than "just say no" campaigns, because most drug-related deaths are due to misuse, abuse, and allergic reaction. And IMO I really appreciate the Victoria State Government for providing info on harm-reduction. I have never heard of any other similar government-sponsored campaign. .
  3. skaterdienick
    its just like when sex wasnt so open and people were told not to do it rather than have protected, knowledgable sex. this is why kinsey came into play
  4. Nicaine
    SWIM agrees... unfortunately, some people's anti-drug ideology is more important to them than human life. It's a classic example of everything that's wrong with the so-called war on drugs.
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