News From The Drug War Front Podcast- 09.02.2021


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News From The Drug War Front Podcast - 09.2.2021

Aired 10:30am AEST 09.2.2021

News From The Drug War Front with Geoff Ward and Marion Watson.

Supported by: Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy and The Connection.

Recorded at: 2xx FM98.3 Community Radio.

From 10:30am until noon on Tuesday February 9th there will be a new edition of the radio show “News from the Drug War Front” brought to you by CAHMA, Canberra’s peer-based drug user organisation.

-Opioid Overdose Recognition and Response with Naloxone Workshops are scheduled for Tuesday February 16th and Tuesday February 23rd commencing at 2pm.

-On Sunday on 2CC radio in Canberra there was a special edition of the “Sunday Roast” to discuss legislation proposed by Labor MLA Michael Pettersson to make possession of small quantities of drugs in the ACT a civil rather than criminal offence. Guests included CAHMA ED Chris Gough

- In national news, we will discuss the piece by James Hancock “The 'huge backlog' of people waiting for a public bed for drug and alcohol treatment in Victoria”

- In New South Wales Corrective Services injected about 900 prison inmates a month last year with injectable buprenorphine. We will discuss this contentious issue.

- On the international scene we will discuss “Ljubljana Authorities Destroy Community Hub Housing Harm Reduction Initiative” by Juan Fernandez Ochoa. A very disturbing development in Slovenia.

- The radio show is co-presented with Marion Watson. Music is played during the show, which is broadcast on 2XX, Canberra’s Community Radio, 98.3 FM. It can be streamed live through 2XX or heard as audio on demand via the 2XX website. Go to Programs and find “News from the Drug War Front” and listen when you wish to. The show, without music, can be heard via the Podbean podcast app.

Special thanks to 2xx FM98.3 Community Radio, a fantastic resource run entirely by volunteers which fosters support for the wider community, providing a platform to innumerable worthwhile causes, organisations and voices.

Thanks for listening!

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The contents of News From the Drug War Front Podcast does not necessarily reflect the views and or policies of The Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA). CAHMA does not condone nor condemn drug use and does not promote illegal activity. CAHMA recognises that drug use happens and as such CAHMA seeks to reduce the harms associated with drug use, as well as the harms associated with the criminalisation of drug use.

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