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Educate to Protect

Jan 8, 2018 by

Who does not remember his lessons in geography and economics mentioning the region of Charleroi, the Black Country (Pays Noir), as the Belgian high place of the steel industry, the mechanical industry and others, which made it the social capital of Wallonia. But, the relocation of industries and the globalization of the economy had  effects on the population and youth in particular allowing the drug to creep into the social fabric and to settle with its cohort of evils and miseries . This led the head of the association Say No to Drugs Belgium* to react: « It is necessary to make these young people aware of the reality of drugs before they tumble into this world of illusions and misery « and she decided to take action with his volunteers. As part of the holiday...

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Slovakia: A challenge to drugs

Nov 20, 2017 by

An active member of the anti-drug  campaign The Truth About Drugs in Slovakia, Peter Remper, is highly specialized in delivering lectures every week the year around in the different schools of the country. He did the sum of his different lectures, TV and radio interviews, educating the youth on the drug dangers in the schools of the 68 districts of Slovakia and the results are: 5200 lectures were delivered attended by more than 177 313 primary school pupils and secondary school students. Among these youth 73 795 of them pledged to carry-on the message to their friends and family to protect them against the drugs. In his activities, he got the support of many high level athletes and artists from Slovakia. (http://www.peterremper.sk/aktualne-cerstve/) « I want to share with you what an individual can do in about 30 weeks. In 176...

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The Story of OxyContin, the « HillBilly Heroin »...

Nov 6, 2017 by

  18 October 2017 http://www.esquire.com/news- politics/a12775932/sackler- family-oxycontin/ By any assessment, the family’s leaders have pulled off three of the great marketing triumphs of the modern era: The first is selling OxyContin; the second is promoting the Sackler name; and the third is ensuring that, as far as the public is aware, the first and the second have nothing to do with one another. … After attending medical school on Arthur’s dime, Mortimer and Raymond followed him to jobs at the Creedmoor psychiatric hospital in Queens. There, they coauthored more than one hundred studies on the biochemical roots of mental illness. The brothers’ research was promising—they were among the first to identify a link between psychosis and the hormone cortisone—but their findings were mostly ignored by their professional peers, who, in keeping with the era, favored...

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APFAD 2017 Singapore

Oct 30, 2017 by

The FDFE Representative attended the 2nd Asia Pacific Forum Against Drugs, held in Singapore on 6 October 2017 and gathering about 200 delegates of like-minded organizations. Here after a Summary.    ASIA-PACIFIC FORUM AGAINST DRUGS 2017 « Together, A Drug-Free World for our Children” The National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) of Singapore organised the 2nd Asia-Pacific Forum Against Drugs (APFAD). The event brought together local and foreign delegates from government agencies, non-government organisations (NGOs) and civil society groups, to network and discuss how to better counter the continuing global calls for drug liberalization and the lobbying of pro-drug groups. 2. In the two years since the inaugural APFAD in 2015, the calls for drug decriminalization and legalization have grown louder. Pro-decriminalization and legalization groups continue to push their agenda. Against this backdrop, APFAD aims to rally like-minded people and...

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France – Anti-Drug Campaign 12-15 August 2017...

Oct 16, 2017 by

In August the volunteers of the association Dites Non à la Drogue France (Say No To Drugs -SNTD) went 4 days (12-15 August 2017) to South West of France in Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Cap-Breton for a great informative anti-drug campaign The Truth About Drugs. They distributed no less than 12,600 booklets shared between public, in the streets or a the beach, being either parents, teachers, passersby, in a police station, in a camping, in an hotel or among 481 shops for their clients. More than 180 positive responses were gotten such as: A teacher working in a high school took booklets for the documentation inside the school. Another teacher took 50 booklets for his students. A director of school took 50 booklets to distribute in his school. A young girl received the booklet and said...

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