It’s not uncommon, in the media, to hear certain substances described as “hard drugs”. Some drugs, or so the story goes, are “softer” than others, while “hard” drugs are a guaranteed one-way ticket to addiction and a life of crime. That doesn’t sound exactly right, now, does it? This rhetoric isn’t just applied to drugs,…

Every modern Australian has seen the ongoing anti-tobacco campaign. The health harms of smoking tobacco are well-known: increased risk of cancer, gangrene, heart disease, and damage to the respiratory system are only a few of the more prevalent risks associated with smoking. As we always say, SMART Recovery endorses a harm minimisation approach to any…