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The drug reality by 2019 June 26 !...

Juil 22, 2019 by

When some governments are looking to decriminalize and legalize the use of recreational cannabis despite the International Drug Control Conventions (1961,1971, 1988 and the CRC) wisely laid down to protect the health and welfare of the youth and mankind, the U.N. International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is the  right time to seriously consider the current trend of the drug problem and draw the right conclusion. 1. Worldwide, according to the latest 2019 World Drug Report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in 2017 an estimated 271 million people (5.5 % of the global population) aged 15-64, had used drugs in the previous year. While this is similar to the 2016 estimate, a longer-term view reveals that the number of people who use drugs is now 30 %...

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Hamburg: Sag Nein Zu Drogen

Oct 8, 2018 by

« The world spends much more energy and resources managing crises than preventing them » World Drug problem – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres                    The Say No To Drugs Team from Hamburg (Germany) set up their Information Booth in the main shopping street of Hamburg. Within three hours we put more than 1, 100 The Truth About Drugs booklets into the hands of the public who were very interested to have data on the drugs. Here after some remarks and comments made by the public coming from different ways of life, but all concerned by the drug subject: There was a lady who told us that she had used our booklets some time ago for a presentation about drugs she had to prepare for the professional school. She...

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Germany Teams Convention

Août 10, 2018 by

On July 28th, 2018, the 6th Annual National Say No to Drugs Convention Germany took place in Hamburg, Germany. It was attended by representatives of the local Say No to Drugs teams of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Hanover as well as the team of the national Say No to Drugs – Say Yes to Life association. During the convention, representatives of each team presented their local activities to educate about drugs and raise awareness in their respective areas and each team was officially commended for their extraordinary volunteer work. Jürgen, President of the national Say No to Drugs association, gave an overview about the developments regarding incoming requests for drug prevention material across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which are trending upwards. The summarizing presentation of Laura, the national campaign coordinator, gave an impression of how many...

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June in Hamburg-A great drug prevention team work!...

Juil 18, 2018 by

In support of the UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the Sag Nein zu Drogen -Sag Ja zum Leben (Say No to Drug-Say Yes to Life) Team of Hamburg organized and participated to different prevention activities to educate the youth and public on the harmful effects of drug use. This year, in June only, through street distributions, infostands and some mailings they got 141,340 booklets The Truth About Drugs in the hands of publics, beating their own 2017 record! Their Infostands were located on: -the Gerhard-Hauptmann Platz, the central square in Altstadt quarter and, -on the Ballindamm street in the center of the city, on the Binnenalster lake bank. In addition, despite the weather and for a good cause, 33 runners from the Sag Nein zu Drogen team, with their green...

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Germany: Prevention Education works!...

Avr 24, 2018 by

Situation:  In the Czech Republic, since 2009, it is not illegal anymore to carry between 5-10 doses of any drug – including ecstasy, heroin or crystal meth. (see Czech Regulation No. 467/2009).                                The Czech Republic (green), one of Germany’s neighboring countries  Ever since then, crystal meth – a cheaply, easily manufactured and highly addictive drug – has been flooding across the Czech border into Germany, where it is sold with profit. See the following graphs published by the newspaper « Die Welt » in 2013:  Left: amount of crystal meth seized by police in Germany (in kg) Right: location of seizures Crystal meth is a cheap, synthetic drug made of easily accessible ingredients such as cough syrup and battery acid. Users...

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