The Ted Noffs Foundation Blog by Matt Noffs

  • RISKY BUSINESS: How young people make decisions around drugs

    December 15, 2014 Matt Noffs Comments
    Risk is the potential of losing something of value, weighed against the potential to gain something of value. One of the basic goals of criminal sentencing is to act as a deterrent to recidivism and to others in the community, but using sentencing as a deterrent relies on the people ...
  • LET'S GET TECHNICAL: Know your stance on drug law.

    December 08, 2014 Matt Noffs Comments
    The War on Drugs. The War on Terror. Stop The Boats. The Recession We Had to Have. Debate about public policy in Australia seems to be conducted primarily by creating short, punchy headlines that oversimplify complex issues, in order to galvanise public opinion in favour of one political ideology or ...
  • WHAT MAKES A JUNKIE? How our prejudices makes drug dependancy worse

    December 01, 2014 Matt Noffs Comments
    Of all the various afflictions one may suffer from, none evokes less sympathy and more ire than drug dependancy. While people suffering from mental illness are often dismissed as faking it for attention (especially those suffering from depression) people suffering from drug dependancy are actively scorned by society. In my ...
  • GEORGINA BARTTER DIDN'T HAVE TO DIE: How to prevent drug related deaths

    November 16, 2014 Matt Noffs Comments
    This opinion piece was published in the Sydney Morning Herald.Click here to read: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/georgina-bartter-didnt-have-to-die-how-to-prevent-drugrelated-deaths-20141110-11jnco.htmlMatt Noffs
  • BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW: How to gain control over drugs

    November 03, 2014 Matt Noffs Comments
    My colleague expressed consternation recently when he forwarded me a link to an article1 claiming that tobacco giant Phillip Morris had released a new brand of marijuana cigarettes. As it turns out this article was a satirical piece that rung a little too true, given the fact that US ...

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