Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Education
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22nd July 2014
A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.
But it was one of the world's most widely accepted drugs that killed Logan Stiner a powdered form of caffeine so potent that as little as a single teaspoon can be fatal.
The teen's sudden death in May has focused attention on the unregulated powder and drawn a warning from federal health authorities urging consumers to avoid it.
"I don't think any of us really knew that this stuff was out there,"
Jay Arbaugh, superintendent of the Keystone Local Schools
16th July 2014
Giving up alcohol for a month is pointless for people's health, says a leading liver expert.
Professor Robin Fraser, medical director of the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation, says instead drinkers should stay off booze for a few days every week throughout the whole year.
Thousands of Kiwis are on the wagon for Dry July to raise cash for cancer sufferers. But Professor Fraser warned abstainers should be wary of claimed health benefits and a longer-term attitude to alcohol was more desirable.
"The liver is like an oil refinery for the blood and works best with regular maintenance, which means staying off the booze a few days a week.
2013 Resource Catalogue Now Available
The 2013 Resource Catalogue is now available.
Download your copy here or get in touch by email and we'll send you a copy.
Ordering resources is easy. Either, fax your order using the order form sent
with the 2013 Catalogue, or email your requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org and it
will be actioned the same day. The
Foundation continues to distribute a wide range of resources to New Zealand
secondary schools. Clearly FADE's resources are well used and
meet the demands of the New Zealand curriculum. Get in touch if you need any
help at all.
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