Make Mothers Matter - Mouvement Mondial des Mères International
Enfance Sans Drogue is a member of the World Movement of Mothers
The International Narcotics Control Board
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is the independent and quasi-judicial control organ monitoring the implementation of the United Nations drug control conventions. Their annual reports are very interesting.
A withdrawal center through complete abstinence - Cenacle community
Young men or women addicted to drugs who wish to enter are required to attend some preliminary meetings, during which they are made aware of the reality and the style of life of the Community, and where we verify their desire to change. This time is also spent in having the family take part in the action and in preparing the young person to enter the Community. After a few meetings, the young person is invited to spend some days in one of our Fraternities, and if he so desires, he is welcomed into the Community. There is no entry fee; each family freely contributes according to its capacity. We do not take in persons with psychological problems (schizophrenia, or serious mental disturbances): our experience during these years has taught us that we are not able to provide them the constant special medical aid that they need.
Center for withdrawal through total abstinence: San Patrigano
For more than 30 years San Patrignano has been a community which welcomes young men and women with drug problems, without ideological, social or religious discrimination. It is entirely free, no contribution is asked for from their families or the State.
Since 1978 the community has given refuge for over 20,000 people by providing them with lodgement, health and judicial aid, the chance to study, a solid professional training, the possibility to change their lives and a way to be part of society.
The proven results show a success rate of 73%.
AEROSOLS Nitrous oxide and other pressurized gases such as those contained in whipped cream canisters or computer anti-dust sprays also have hallucinogenic effects. In a few seconds they produce excitement, dizziness, euphoria, loss of consciousness and affect the central nervous system through lack of oxygen. Moreover they are inhaled under pressure and can provoke lung frostbite and vocal chords injuries, (eg. immediately after taking this drug the voice becomes lower.)
POPPERS Volatile nitrites have similar effects to nitrous oxide. Moreover they can provoke panic attacks, heart palpitations and headaches. They are also responsible for deaths by anoxia. They are vasodilators frequently used to relax sphincter muscles. They are carcinogenic and provoke serious immune deficiencies – such as AIDS.
STAIN REMOVER Stain removers are derived from ethylene. They are hallucinogenic but their effect is more calming, unlike poppers and aerosols, which are more stimulating. They cause damage that is neurological (deafness, tremor) and intellectual (dementia).
A drug-addict is someone who takes drugs in order to solve problems created by taking drugs. S/he thinks that s/he can stop taking them whenever s/he wants, however, in spite of the harmful consequences caused by consuming drugs, s/he cannot. If the drug-addict experiences withdrawal symptoms he will think only about providing himself with drugs even if it means acting against his morals. The demand is so strong that anything linked with will, effort, love or morals gradually disappears completely. Lies, violence, aggressiveness, moral or physical suffering, self-harm, being afraid to take part in everyday life become the norm. Because of these evil acts, the drug-addict looses his/her self-esteem and goes deeper into loneliness and suicidal urges.
A joint is made out of pure cannabis or grass; or hashish mixed with tobacco.
Alcohol is a general term, which covers a wide variety of products:
wine, cider, beer, port, cognac, whisky, vodka are types of alcohol with various rates of alcoholic content ranging from 5 to 90 ° (active principles)
Cannabis works the same way: but when we talk about a joint of grass or hashish, there are more than 100 varieties and its T.H.C. rate (active principles) –ranges from 4% to 35% - goes unnoted.alcools aux taux variés de 5 à 90 degrés ( principes actifs)
In 1968, it contained from 0,6 to 6% of THC – TetraHydroCannabinol - principal active substance. In recent years through genetic modifications, hybrids and greenhouse cultures, it can contain up to 35% of THC. Nowadays, cannabis consumed by teenagers does not have anything in common with what their parents knew. For more information about cannabis see “Technical Information” section.
Any psychotropic drug, be it legal - anxiolytic, tranquillizer, benzodiazepine, neuroleptic - or illegal - street drugs - leads to ill-being, depression and to suicide. See table with side effects of psychotropic drugs – Technical Information/Classification .
Voir le tableau des effets secondaires des drogues psychotropes (Fiches / Classification)
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