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More Canberra smackies in treatment

By johnboy 21 May 2009 5

The ABC reckons “More Canberrans addicted to drugs”.

But it appears what they’re reporting on data (taken from a new AIHW report) showing twice as many Canberrans are receiving treatment for “opioid addiction” as were ten years ago.

Which could be a good thing…

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Pommy bastard 10:25 am 22 May 09

It’s interesting, and somewhat scary, that this page on drug addiction carries an advert for the “Foundation for a drug free world,” which, as far as I can tell, is a Scientology based and funded website, and carries a lot of misinformation.

Davo111 10:47 pm 21 May 09

motleychick said :


it’s a statistics example to show ‘correlation does not equal causation’

motleychick 1:15 pm 21 May 09

In the meantime i’m goign to become a pirate, to reduce global warming.


Danman 12:13 pm 21 May 09

Maybe the same amount of drug addicted people, but more seeking help…

Ill agree it may be double that we are aware of, but that need not mean double full stop.. How can you report on unknown stats, i.e. total number of drugg addicts, including those under the rarad…totally impossable.

Davo111 11:52 am 21 May 09

That statistic hasn’t taken into account factors like increased public awareness, stronger drugs, increased policing etc. imo it looks like some b-grade reporter was desperate from a story.

In the meantime i’m goign to become a pirate, to reduce global warming.

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