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