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Drugs and the future

Juil 23, 2019 by

An article written by our colleague from Greece The United Nations have declared the 26th of June as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Let us use this opportunity to reflect on an all so important obstacle that inhibits the well-being and possibly the very future survival of our societies: Drugs. Drug use has been tormenting human societies since ancient times. The problem is intensified in our days. One of the three major properties of drugs is that they are essentially Poisons. Definition: [Poison]. 1. Natural or artificially created substance that after it is introduced into a living organism it exerts a harmful effect or even causes death: Dangerous / strong / deadly ~. The ~ of the snake / of the spider / of the mushroom. 2. Every substance that causes harm...

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FDFE at OSCE*

Juin 10, 2019 by

On 3-4 June 2019 in the famous palace Hofbug in Vienna (Austria) was held, under the Chairmanship of Slovakia, the 2019 OSCE-wide Conference on Combating the Threats of Illicit Drugs and the Diversion of Chemical Precursors. The topic was: Evolving Threat of Synthetic Drugs: from Addiction to Rehabilitation and Reintegration. Some 113 Ministers, Ambassadors, Representatives of world Governments, the Holy See,* International Agencies such as UNODC*, INCB*, EUROPOL*, DEA*,OSCE, SELEC*, the European Union,* were attending including a few selected NGOs among which FDFE. FDFE was invited to deliver a presentation about the importance of prevention to combat the drug problem. This was done by the FDFE Representative in Vienna (Austria) who intervened during the Session IV: Cross-cutting Issues. The title of her presentation was: Youth Sustainable Protection by Drug Education Prevention After a short presentation...

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No « Pot » in France

Mai 10, 2019 by

In March 2018 in Switzerland was accepted the « legal cannabis »with maximum 1% THC . In October 2018 in Canada was legalized the use and the selling of cannabis as being a responsible and fair policy act to prevent the black market * which, by the way, has already organized parallel markets! The sad point is that this legalization was done despite several Canadian medical body warnings. Indeed, a large percentage of suicide attempts among young people in their twenties are related to cannabis use, says the University of Montreal. In addition, these legalizations are in violation of the three International Drug Control Conventions** according UNODC and INCB (2019). So, to ensure a better information and protection of the French population on the drug dangers, the French Say No To Drugs associations and groups did...

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The City of Music Drug Free

Avr 8, 2019 by

On March 16th the Austrian Sag Nein Zu Drogen Sag Ya Zum Leben Team set up their turquoise tent and booth in the Vienna famous and busy pedestrian street Mariahilfer Strasse near the MuseumsQuartier. They did a great distribution of the booklets The Truth About Drugs to the passersby. Indeed, more than 1200 booklets, as well as several info packs, were handed out by the volunteers of the association to the public. Most of the youth and adults met were already aware of the societal drug problem, making them very receptive to the prevention education action of the team.   It is important to remind that the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC- Headquarters located in the Vienna International Center) was holding at that time the 62nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic...

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