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Abstinence:

Complete cessation of product usage without substituting another

Bong:

A rudimentary water pipe (eg a plastic bottle) which allows the smoke to accumulate and be humidified by water or alcohol prior to its being inhaled. This process allows the THC pass directly into the blood through the throat, the tongue and the respiratory passages.

The high caused by this is excessive, because the alcohol and cannabis magnify each others effects.

This is a very dangerous practice, which leads to premature cancer of the tongue and trachea. (We have received testimonies from 18 year olds).

Dependency:

Difficulty in functioning without a product. Physiological state setting in after using drugs and leading to repetitive self administering, sometimes against one's will.

Habituation:

Necessity of increasing the dosage of a psychotropic substance in order to achieve the original sensations.

Habituated to using the product, accustomed to and desensitized by it, the user needs to take it more frequently and in greater and greater quantities. Despite the terrible consequences, fatigue, poor academic results, lying, stealing; he can only think about drugs, about buying them and consuming them.

Half-life:

The time required by a healthy body, which no previous drug use, to eliminate 50% of the absorbed substance.

Hash Pipe:

A sometimes graduated metal cylinder or clay pipe to smoke hashish.

Potentializer:

Mixing certain types of drugs lead to the mutual increase in their effects. Alcohol is known to potentialize the effect of all other drugs.

Psychotropic:

Having an effect on the mind.

Releasing:

A product that has been stored in the body fat is reactivated by stress or fear: anger, physical or verbal violence, aggression.

Many road accidents are due to this phenomenon as the drug user finds himself under the influence of the product and loses his faculties.

Snort:

To inhale drugs through the nose.

Substitute: 

To replace a product by another. In toxicology, to give of a legal psychotropic drug made in a pharmaceutical laboratory–antidepressant, sleeping pills, anti-psychotics, amphetamines–to replace a "street" drug.

Trip:

To feel the effects of a psychotropic drug.

Withdrawal:

Ceasing consumption of a psychotropic drug.

The best results in the whole world are obtained thanks to complete abstinence.


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Is anyone who takes drugs a drug-addict ?

  • Yes
  • No

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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.

Are our physicians concerned by drug addiction ?

  • Yes
  • No

oui

Physicians are the first witnesses of drug addiction (See: News or Did you know sections)

Would you lend your car to your child knowing that he/she cannot drive ?

  • Yes
  • No

non

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!

Is current cannabis an average of 10 times more dosed than in 1968 ?

  • Yes
  • No

oui

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.

re poppers, aerosols, stain remover drugs?

  • Yes
  • No

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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).