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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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!
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.
When you consume alcohol and cannabis simultaneously, these products mutually increase their effects. The current practice is to use alcohol and cannabis at the same time. Many young people nowadays use this common method to try to get “stoned”.
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.
Physicians are the first witnesses of drug addiction (See: News or Did you know sections)
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