Complete cessation of product usage without substituting another
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).
Difficulty in functioning without a product. Physiological state setting in after using drugs and leading to repetitive self administering, sometimes against one's will.
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.
The time required by a healthy body, which no previous drug use, to eliminate 50% of the absorbed substance.
A sometimes graduated metal cylinder or clay pipe to smoke hashish.
Mixing certain types of drugs lead to the mutual increase in their effects. Alcohol is known to potentialize the effect of all other drugs.
Having an effect on the mind.
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.
To inhale drugs through the nose.
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.
To feel the effects of a psychotropic drug.
Ceasing consumption of a psychotropic drug.
The best results in the whole world are obtained thanks to complete abstinence.
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Drugs are not a disease. The best way to stop them is not to take any. Heroin addicts who achieved withdraw admit that complete abstinence is the only solution. They say it themselves : it is more difficult to withdraw from Subutex (substitution drugs) than from heroin…
Yes, Alcohol is a sedative drug. In drinking regularly a large amount of alcohol, one becomes an alcoholic within a few years. Alcohol is characteristically able to potentialize the effect of all other drugs it is mixed with. If one mixes alcohol with another or others drugs, one can very rapidly become a drug-addict.
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.
Most drugs are stored in the body fats for years. During an exertion, a walk, sport, fear, surprise, stimulation, a bit of fat is burnt and very small quantities of drugs are released into the blood circulation. This will reactivate the effects of the drugs, making the user feel that they want more.
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