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

  • Yes
  • No

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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 an occasional joint dangerous ?

  • Yes
  • No

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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)

Are our physicians concerned by drug addiction ?

  • Yes
  • No

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

Can a psychotropic drug lead to ill being, depression, suicide?

  • Yes
  • No

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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)

Are there pills to stop drugs ?

  • Yes
  • No

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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…