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Two Drivers Test Positive To Every Drug In Testing List: Police

2 min read

Police have revealed that since cocaine testing for drivers was introduced in July in NSW, they have busted two drivers found to have every drug on the test list in their system.

National

National

Father Of Dead Schoolie Calls For 'Nangs' To Be Regulated

4 min read

Nitrous oxide should be regulated, warned the father of a Sydney teenager who fell to his death from a Gold Coast balcony after reportedly using the substance.

Crime

Crime

Teens Charged Over 490Kg Meth Bust Found In Car Bonnets

1 min read

Almost half a tonne of the drug 'ice' has been found stashed inside dozens of car bonnets shipped to Australia from Malaysia.

David Caldicott

David Caldicott

Opposing Pill Testing Is The ‘Climate Change Denial’ Of Drugs Policy

5 min read

Another death at a NSW Festival, and again, talk turns to pill testing.

Crime

Crime

New Festival Regulations To Start After Summer

2 min read

New license regulations for NSW music festivals won't be in place until after summer, following another overdose death of a young reveller at a Sydney dance party.

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

There's Only One Rational Response To The Death At Knockout Games Of Destiny

3 min read

Less than three months after two young people died at Defqon.1 festival, we’ve seen another terrible event.

Updated

Updated

Police Name 19-Year-Old Who Died At Sydney Dance Party

3 min read

A teenager is dead and three others were placed into induced comas following suspected drug overdoses at the 'Knockout Games of Destiny" Dance Party.

Crime

Crime

Snort, Pop Or Smoke: Your Suburb Decides Your Poison

3 min read

While the use and spread of illicit drug activity in Sydney is wide, the most dangerous drugs have definitive local hotbeds of dealing and usage.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

I Would Welcome An Ice Injecting Room Next To My Son's School

6 min read

A week before his trouncing at the Victorian state election, Mathew Guy made a promise.

National

National

'Nangs': The Cheap, Accessible And Legal Drug Concerning Health Professionals

2 min read

They're the cheap, quick and easy-to-buy bulbs of gas you use to pump whipped cream -- and health experts are issuing another warning to the teens misusing them.

World

World

Warning After 'Perfect' Couple Found Dead In Bed Together

2 min read

Michelle Avila's parents have warned that their daughter's death is proof that "what looks perfect, is not perfect".

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

Why The Libs Were Wrong On Safe Injecting Rooms

3 min read

The ghost of Nancy Reagan reared her head last week during the ill-fated final days of the Victorian Liberal party’s election campaign.

National

National

The ACT Is Just One Vote Away From Legalising Marijuana

2 min read

Possessing up to 50 grams of cannabis or four marijuana plants for personal use could soon be legal in the Australian Capital Territory.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Amanda Bynes Breaks Silence On Troubled Past

4 min read

Amanda Bynes is finally speaking out in PAPER's annual "Break the Internet" issue.

TV

TV

Kim K Was High On Ecstasy During First Wedding And Sex Tape

1 min read

The reality star is dropping some major bombshells in the latest ep of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians.'

Crime

Crime

Renae Lawrence Arrives Home After 13 Years In Jail

2 min read

The plane carrying Bali Nine drug smuggler Renae Lawrence has touched down in Brisbane.

World

World

Poor Teens In Indonesia Are Getting High Off Menstrual Pads

2 min read

A disturbing trend for years with homeless young people is now under a global spotlight.

World

World

'It's A Big Pothole': Why Canada Is Running Out Of Weed

3 min read

One month on from making it legal, Canada's recreational marijuana supply is dwindling.

World

World

How El Chapo Became One Of The World's Most Notorious Drug Lords

5 min read

The highly-anticipated trial of the man credited with 'revolutionising' the drug-trafficking trade began in the U.S. on Tuesday.

World

World

Australian Bikie Sentenced To Death In Thailand

1 min read

Luke Cook and his Thai wife Kanyarat Wechapitak attempted to smuggle half a tonne of methamphetamine to Australia.

News

News

Painkillers Killing More Aussies Than Heroin, Damning Figures Reveal

4 min read

Deaths from opioid abuse have increased by 62 percent over a decade -- and it's Australian women who are its biggest users.

Crime

Crime

80 Percent Of Defqon Festival Searches Found No Drugs

3 min read

Nearly 200 police worked at the Defqon music festival in September, an arrangement the Greens have called a "harmful waste of resources".

News

News

Tough New Laws For Drug Dealers Responsible For Music Festival Deaths

3 min read

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said a new offence of drug supply causing death will be created, following "expert" panel recommendations.

News

News

Former AFL Player Shane Mumford Filmed 'Snorting' White Powder

1 min read

Video showing the former AFL player snorting what appears to be a white powder has been circulated online.

National

National

Mother's Heartache Over 'Trusting' Daughter's GBH Death

1 min read

Katrina Gavan spent her 34th birthday watching her only child have her life support switched off.

Politics

Politics

Why The Gay Community Is Upset About The Government Banning Leather Cleaner

3 min read

A plan to restrict a sex aid to the same drug category as heroin and ecstasy has been slammed as "ridiculous".

National

National

Shannon Noll Avoids Criminal Conviction For Cocaine Possession

3 min read

Singer Shannon Noll has avoided a criminal conviction for cocaine possession, after a Magistrate took into account his good character and selfless charity work.

World

World

Peruvian Police Burn 22 Tonnes Of Drugs

1 min read

Peruvian police have destroyed nearly 22 tonnes of drugs seized in the third raid conducted by authorities this year.

National

National

NSW, Victoria Highest Users Of Cocaine And Heroin: Report

2 min read

NSW consumes more than one tonne of cocaine a year while Victorians consume an estimated two tonnes of methylamphetamine over the same period, a new report found.

National

National

Cannabis Clinics Won't Solve Anything For Those Who Can't Afford It

3 min read

Medicinal marijuana advocates have cautiously welcomed the opening of cannabis clinics in Australian cities, but warn they will do little to solve issues around access and cost for patients who benefit from the drug.

World

World

Drug Suspect Claims A Ghost Planted Meth On Him

1 min read

An American man has given a novel excuse after being found with drugs, telling police a ghost had planted methamphetamine on him.

Features

Features

Most Overdose Deaths Now Due To Prescription Drugs

3 min read

Drug cocktails, doctor-shopping and over-prescription lead to spike in fatalities

World

World

Someone Just 'Donated' $24 million Worth Of Cocaine To Cops

1 min read

It was an a-peeling donation that turned into something much more.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

My Friendship With A Heroin User Showed Me Just How Judgemental I Was

4 min read

On Wednesday, readers of the Herald Sun were confronted with a cover image of two men injecting heroin into their arms in the corner of a CBD parking lot.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Demi Lovato’s Mum Opened Up About Her Daughter's Overdose

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Demi Lovato’s mother has spoken in public for the first time about her daughter’s overdose in July this year -- saying the media found out before she did.

National

National

The Facts: How Pill Testing Would Work In Australia

6 min read

Two more young people are dead, but governments are still viciously resisting calls for pill testing.

National

National

Defqon Deaths: Calls For Pill Testing Instead Of Shut Down

4 min read

Pill testing advocates, health professionals call for pill testing.

News

News

Statement from Defqon.1

1 min read

Statement from Defqon.1

Celebrity

Celebrity

Shannon Noll Charged Over Drug Possession At Sydney Hotel

1 min read

He was allegedly caught with a bag of white powder.

National

National

Premier To Shut Down Defqon Festival After Two Die, 13 Hospitalised

3 min read

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has vowed to shut down the festival altogether.

World

World

News Anchor Tragically Reports On Own Daughter's Death

2 min read

For a TV anchor who covered the opioid crisis for years, the story becomes personal.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Sir Paul McCartney Got So High He "Saw God"

1 min read

Talk about a high-er power.

Views

Views

Can We Use Drugs To Excuse Bad Behaviour Online?

4 min read

Quit pretending we know the difference between bad judgement and broken neurology.

News

News

Police Discover Entire Home Converted Into Drug Lab Following Explosion

1 min read

A home was evacuated following an explosion that rocked the sleepy street.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Most Drug Dog Strip Searches Turn Up No Drugs, Figures Show

2 min read

Police Commissioner Mick Fuller strongly backed the program

Crime

Crime

Man Allegedly Found With $1 Million Worth Of Ice 'In Underpants'

1 min read

Two big drug busts in Hobart in as many days.

National

National

'I Get So Angry': More Australians Are Dying From Painkiller Overdoses Than Ever

4 min read

It was perfectly legal, right up until it killed him.

Politics

Politics

Prescription Monitoring 'A Matter Of Urgency', NSW Opposition

2 min read

The Opposition is calling for a digital system linking GPs and pharmacies, in the hope it will reduce deaths related to prescription drugs.

Entertainment

Entertainment

New Details Emerge About Demi Lovato’s Alleged Drug Dealer

1 min read

It comes following reports that her drugs were potentially laced with deadly drug Fentanyl.

Health

Health

Evidence On Medicinal Cannabis' Efficacy Divided

2 min read

There are still doubts about whether marijuana is effective in treating a number of health conditions.

National

National

Real Estate Agents Testing For Meth Lab Evidence At End Of Lease

4 min read

"Meth labs. It's out of control."

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

There's A Way To Wean Addicts Off Ice. Why Is It Being Suppressed?

6 min read

At the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, where my sister Anna is imprisoned, they have a name for the 20 or so kilos that most of the girls add to their frames upon settling into the facility.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Demi Lovato Suffering Complications After Apparent Overdose

2 min read

Sources have stated Demi is still "suffering extreme nausea and a high fever" as she recovers from an apparent overdose.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Celebrities And Fans React To Demi Lovato's Hospitalisation

1 min read

The 25-year-old received an outpouring of love and support following the news of a suspected heroin overdose.

Developing

Developing

Demi Lovato 'Awake And Responsive' After Overdose

1 min read

The singer is reportedly "okay and stable" according to a source.

The Project

The Project

Family Discovers Their House is a Former Meth House

1 min read

A Queensland family is suffering health issues due to their meth contaminated home

Health

Health

Antibiotic Glut Sparks Global Health Fears

3 min read

It won't help the common cold, but it can kill you, study finds.

Health

Health

Mother: Medication Makes It Worse But Cannabis Saves Her Life

4 min read

Study finds "huge unmet clinical need" for children with epilepsy

Health

Health

Aussie Doctors Don't Know How To Prescribe Medical Cannabis

5 min read

Claims the "stunningly cumbersome" system is fuelling black market

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

'Turn Them Over': The Hardline Police Experiment In Regional NSW

4 min read

Study it closely. Other police chiefs are. It could catch on.

Politics

Politics

Canada Just Legalised Recreational Marijuana

3 min read

Sale, purchase, and cultivation of four plants at home will be allowed.

Politics

Politics

Greens Urge Crossbench To Vote Down Centrelink Drug Tests

3 min read

"Health and addiction experts have overwhelmingly rejected this proposal"

National

National

Ice-Laced Marijuana Given To Children: Caboolture Charity

1 min read

A Queensland charity has made the horrifying claims that children as young as ten are getting hooked on ice, through marijuana laced with the drug.

National

National

Potential Class Action Lawsuit Following Sniffer Dog Operation

2 min read

Five people were still denied entry to Above and Beyond in Sydney on the weekend, despite not carrying drugs.

10 News First

10 News First

Five Refused Entry At Music Festival Weren’t Carrying Drugs

2 min read

The Greens say now that the police have carried out their threat, they plan to fight the policy in court again.

National

National

Sniffer Dog Operation To Go Ahead As Greens Court Injunction Fails

3 min read

"The ball is in the NSW Police's court now."

Crime

Crime

Greens Take Police To Court Over Sniffer Dog Plan

2 min read

Police plan to deny entry to anyone targeted by sniffer dogs at Above and Beyond in Sydney, even if a search finds no drugs on them.

National

National

New Police Sniffer Dog Policy At Music Events May Not Be Legal

4 min read

"Welcome to New South Wales, where being young in public is now a criminal offence."

Views

Views

Why Pill Testing Was The Best Medicine For Australia

4 min read

It’s about reducing harm that comes to our kids.

Crime

Crime

Here's How Drug Driving Tests Work Around Australia

10 min read

Drug driving results vary by state, as do how the tests are run.

Politics

Politics

Northern Territory To 'Explore' Decriminalising Marijuana

3 min read

"We're probably behind the conversation in some respects around how you deal with drugs in this country", the NT chief minister said.

News

News

Medical Cannabis Cost Means This Mum Might 'End Up On The Street'

6 min read

Marina Spence is paying $533 every six days for her daughter's medicine

News

News

How A 200kg Ice Bust Unfolded

1 min read

Three men are facing up to life in prison if convicted of importing 200kg of ice, hidden inside metal lathes sent to Sydney from Malaysia.

News

News

VIC Drug Summit A 'Turning Point' In How Australia Treats Drugs And Crime, Experts Say

7 min read

"The War on Drugs approach was well intended but failed disastrously"

News

News

Medical Cannabis Advocates Are Split On The Greens' Recreational Weed Plan

6 min read

Some advocates fear it may muddy the waters in the fight for greater access to medicinal products