The Ted Noffs Foundation Blog by Matt Noffs

  • Does drug dependency create isolation, or the other way around?

    June 26, 2017 The Noffs Team Comments
    Drug use and illicit drugs generally are associated with antisocial behaviour[1], however, in my experience of dealing with young people I have found that drug use always starts out as an intensely social experience. I've always felt as though the personal connections, rituals and shared experiences that go ...
  • HEAVY LOAD: How to better understand Australia's youth drinking culture

    June 19, 2017 The Noffs Team Comments
    It's a well known fact that the practice of "pre-loading" amongst young people is a huge contributing factor to alcohol-fuelled violence. What is pre-loading? It's basically getting drunk before you leave the house to go out for the evening. And it is so common that, for many Australian ...
  • What makes medical cannabis medical?

    June 12, 2017 The Noffs Team Comments
    From earliest days, cannabis has been recognised for its medical uses, as well as recreational uses. References to medical uses for cannabis can be found in many ancient civilisations, [1] and prior to its criminlisation in 1937, cannabis “was one of the top three most prescribed medicines in the US ...
  • #JustOneLife ☝️ Pill Testing Breakthrough

    June 08, 2017 The Noffs Team Comments
    You may have heard that, for the past six months, the #JustOneLife campaign has been in discussions with the ACT government to trial pill testing. Well, we’ve made a breakthrough, with the government to consider pill testing later this year at Spilt Milk! In a recent op-ed in the ...
  • Nixon, Racism and a hatred of youth: How the WAR ON DRUGS began

    June 05, 2017 The Noffs Team Comments
    For many people, including myself, when first confronted by the idea that the 'War on Drugs' has its origins in racism - it's a little bit difficult to believe and also sounds hokey if not outright conspiracy theory. But when we look closely at where and how the terminology was ...




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