Read C'est quoi la drogue? by Marie-Christine d'Welles, published by Jean-Cyrille Godefroy (September 2013).
This book provides objective and scientific information, data, arguments and essential information on drugs. It provides all, abstainers and consumers, with reliable and scientific knowledge.
This book is currently the best material for learning about drugs.
What do you want to do with your life? Which side do you want to be on?
Every person must decide for himself.
Questions / answers listed below are intended to make you aware of the scourge of drugs. They must be supplemented by a more detailed study of the site (pages on psychotropic drugs, testimonials, etc).
Do you know the reasons why we should not smoke tobacco?
It is harmful, toxic, hazardous to health. We all know that smoking increases the risk of cancers, cardiovascular diseases ...
Tobacco is not a psychotropic drug!
Tobacco is highly addictive (difficult to stop), but there is no habituation (need to increase doses and then change the product to achieve the same effects). The smoker will move from one cigarette a day to a pack, or maybe two ... but will remain on tobacco. It is a long way from the habituation associated with psychotropic drugs.
It is not psychoactive, it does not affect the mind, it does not change behaviour: we can get in a car with a tobacco smoker, talk with him without any problem. This explains why a smoker can succeed with studies that are long and difficult, tobacco will not be the cause of repeating or needing school guidance.
It is not by taking tobacco that you become a drug addict!
Is having a small joint from time to time dangerous?
Yes, cannabis is a gateway to drugs, it leads to drug addiction. It causes not only dependence but also habituation, which is to say that the number of joints or amount of active ingredient must be increased to achieve the same effect. This is an escalation and it explains why consumers become poly-consumers (they will change their drug little by little, all the while keeping cannabis as a standby drug).
Did you know that 70% of high school students (from every social environment, public/private school, countryside, town, city ...) use cannabis in an occasional or regular manner?
Do you know that the active ingredient content of cannabis (THC) consumed by young people varies from 10 to 35%, while 15 years ago the cannabis that parents have known had 0.6 to 6% active ingredient?
What is the minimum number of days that THC is stored in the body?
THC is stored in all the body fat for a minimum of 28 days.
Do you know that in the event of stress or fear cannabis is re-activated?
This is releasing. It is responsible for traffic accidents, violence.
Do you know that psychotropic drugs whether they are legal or illegal lead to malaise, depression, and suicide?
Can you name three illegal drugs?
Cannabis, LSD, ecstasy, cocaine...
Can you name three legal drugs?
Antidepressants (Prozac, Zyban, Elavil, Zoloft, Effexor ...)
Sleeping pills (Stilnox, Imovane, Noctran, Rohypnol, Halcion, Mogadon ...)
Tranquilizers (Atarax, Atrium, Valium, Xanax, Lexomil)
Neuroleptics (Haldol, Thorazine, Dogmatil, Nozinan ...)
Do you know a common side effect of all drugs?
Malaise, depression, suicide.
Today everyone is talking about heavy drinking amongst young people. Did you know that this is only partially true? Did you know that it often masks the consumption of associated drugs?
Young people actually consume strong liquor and in significant quantities, but that masks a consumption of alcohol and associated drugs which no one speaks about. This explains the current number of ethyl induced comas. A user of alcohol and drugs will quickly become an addict.
Alcohol is used as a potentializer.
The addition of some drugs causes a mutual increase in their effects. Alcohol is known to potentialize the effect of all other drugs.
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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)
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).
The half-life of an active substance is the time required by a healthy body, with no previous drug use, to eliminate 50% of the absorbed substance. In the case of cannabis, the half-life is 96 hours or 4 days. This means that within 4 days the body has eliminated 50% of the initial dose. 4 days later, there will be 25% of the product left… Within 28 days, cannabis will be totally eliminated from the body of a person who has not consumed it regularly. Traces of decayed THC may be found in a regular consumer’s body up to 40 days after the last take. According to Dr Chamayou’s thesis, 18 months are needed to be completely cleared of cannabis.
No parent would lend his car to his child knowing he/she has not learnt to drive. It would also be unconscionable to let one’s teenager go out without having taught him/her what drugs are. Nowadays availability of these products is such that youth can procure them in all the places they frequent – educational establishments, parties, class dinners, rallies, sport clubs... Parents must inform themselves objectively and scientifically about the products so to educate their children on drugs and provide them with the arguments to refuse them. Let us remember that drug addiction doesn’t just happen to others!
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