Category: Brendale

Portable Power

February 24, 2020 By admin

The team at Liberty Services now has our very own portable generator! If your site has no power but requires powered cleaning equipment or tools. Liberty Services can still assist you. Liberty Services are able to work uninterrupted on your project even if your site has power connected or not. Additional charges may apply. Please […]

Estimating the number of regular and dependent methamphetamine users in Australia, 2002–2014

December 29, 2019 By admin

Louisa Degenhardt, Sarah Larney, Gary Chan, Timothy Dobbins, Megan Weier, Amanda Roxburgh, Wayne D Hall and Rebecca McKetinMed J Aust 2016; 204 (4): 153. || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00671Published online: 7 March 2016 Abstract Objective: To estimate the number of regular and dependent methamphetamine users in Australia. Design: Indirect prevalence estimates were made for each year from 2002–03 to 2013–14. We […]

Action On Ice

December 29, 2019 By admin

Here is some information from the Qld State Government: The Queensland Government released Action on ice (PDF, 3.89MB)—the government’s plan to address use and harms caused by crystal methamphetamine following an extensive consultation process. Action on ice outlines a program of initiatives to address the impacts of ice use and harms that build on previous achievements in response […]

Methamphetamine in Brisbane: Perspectives from DUMA police detainees

December 29, 2019 By admin

Alexandra Gannoni, Susan Goldsmid & Eileen PattersonISSN: 1836-9111Published: 2015 Methamphetamine is of national concern (ACC 2014), but what does this statement mean to frontline police officers? In real terms it means that frontline police are required, on an increasingly frequent basis, to engage with methamphetamine users. This presents a number of challenges to police. First, methamphetamine intoxication and withdrawal can […]

HOW MANY PEOPLE USE CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE?

December 29, 2019 By admin

Relatively few Australians report using methamphetamines (including ice) compared to other drugs. The effects of methamphetamines (including ice) can however be far reaching, impacting not only those using ice but also families, friends, communities and workplaces. Data from the 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey suggests overall rates of methamphetamine use have declined over recent […]

What Is Ice?

December 29, 2019 By admin

Crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’, ice drug) is a stimulant drug, which means it speeds up the messages travelling between the brain and the body. It’s stronger, more addictive and therefore has more harmful side effects than the powder form of methamphetamine known as speed.1 Ice usually comes as small chunky clear crystals that look like ice. It can also […]

Australian Crime Intelligence Commission

December 29, 2019 By admin

Illicit Drug Date Report Summary. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission released their Illicit Drug Report September last year.  This report covered national and international trends relating to Amphetamine Type Stimulants (ATS), Cannabis, Heroin, Cocaine, Clandestine labs and pre-cursors. This post will focus on the key findings in the report relating to ATS, its associated precursors […]

Ice Use Does Not Discriminate

December 29, 2019 By admin

Ice in Australia is the current drug of choice on the streets. Australian drug users now consume more ice than heroin and cocaine combined. People from all walks of life use this drug and are often high functioning individuals. One hit of ice generally costs less than $50 and is one of the reasons for […]

Fresh calls for meth tests after poisoned renter forced to abandon her possessions

December 29, 2019 By admin

There are renewed calls for landlords to test for the residue of a potent drug inside their properties after a New South Wales tenant became ill and was forced to abandon her possessions. Veronica Rawlinson had been experiencing poor health for several months before requesting the four-bedroom home she was leasing in Nowra be swabbed […]