Melbourne, VIC, 26th March 2013 – UnitingCare ReGen, the lead alcohol and other drug treatment and education agency of UnitingCare Victoria & Tasmania, today urged members of the Sunbury community to avoid the type of kneejerk response to a recent needlestick injury as that demonstrated by local councillor Jack Medcraft (The Sunbury Leader, ‘Needlestick outrage’, 26th March). 

Read more: ReGen calls for calm in response to Sunbury ‘needlestick outrage’ (26/03/13)

The following is the second letter to The Age submitted by ReGen in response to the paper's coverage of Global Drug Survey's Australian findings.

 

Persistence of stigmatising language

March 19, 2013
Today’s editorial (‘A nation in denial on drugs’, March 19th) provides a good example of both the progress that has been made in promoting evidence based discussion of alcohol and other drug use in Australia and just how far we still have to go. 

Read more: Letter to editor: Persistence of stigmatising language (19/03/13)