Posts Tagged ‘Drug Abuse’

Catholic doctors call for action on pills after 68 hospitalised

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Catholic doctors have asked the Indonesian government to take action to stop the abuse of pills containing a combination of paracetamol, carisoprodol and caffeine (PCC). At least  68 young people were hospitalised on the island of Sulawesi last week after taking these pills. Two children died. “It was relaxing as if I was flying. After that, Read more

Church backs fight against drugs in Indonesian provinces

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

The Catholic Church is backing efforts to fight drug abuse in Indonesia’s Kalimantan provinces, which has had illicit drugs even spreading into remote areas. “All the strength of the Catholic Church must be used to support the fight against drug abuse,” said Archbishop Agustinus Agus of Pontianak, based in the capital of West Kalimantan province. Read more

Alcohol Reform Bill only paying lip service to billion dollar problem

Friday, May 4th, 2012

The Justice minister, Judith Collins, has announced that changes to the Alcohol Reform Bill are set to return to Parliament for final consideration next month. The aim of the Alcohol Reform Bill is to drive a change in our culture, she says. Problem drinking is a major contributor to crime and a significant cause of Read more