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Krokodil, Russian Roulette and Addiction

Krokodil, Russian Roulette and Addiction
Krokodil, the drug, is a highly toxic, synthetic opioid, said to have been used “recreationally” in Russia since around 2002.  As an opium derivative, Krokodil is powerfully addictive. The Western world is currently gaping in horror at internet images of the physical damage that Krokodil...

Ibogaine – A Cure for Addiction ?

Ibogaine – A Cure for Addiction ?
The history of ibogaine use goes back for centuries in Africa. Uwe Maas and Suster Strubelt completed one of the first studies of ibogaine as a drug, while researching ancient African rituals, that involved music, that brought healing, and spirituality. Low doses of igbogaine were used in the context of...

Is Sugar An Addictive Drug? Canada Today

Is Sugar An Addictive Drug? Canada Today
People in Canada today might think the question - is sugar an addictive drug? – to be intended as a joke – as they stir more sugar into their tea -  black, or white with milk. Meanwhile they are putting, onto their plate, a white flour bun filled with strawberry jam and margarine, that is topped...

C-10 and Marijuana – Are Drugs An Answer to Social Problems

C-10 and Marijuana – Are Drugs An Answer to Social Problems
Earlier this month the controversial C10 bill that increases mandatory minimum sentencing for marijuana offences was passed as law - bringing up voices of complaint that the law is far too harsh. Such people as former Supreme Court Justice, Louise Arbour say that Canadian law where marijuana is concerned...

The Circle of Life – First Nations – Putting People First

The Circle of Life – First Nations – Putting People First
At a time when First Nations people are asking for government assistance to run alcohol and drug maintenance programs, it is reported by the North West Territories chief coroner that alcohol and drugs are a factor in most unexplained and accidental deaths. We need to find answers, a solution to the problem...

How To Help Drug Addicts – Lifebelts or Swimming Lessons

How To Help Drug Addicts – Lifebelts or Swimming Lessons
How to help drug addicts recover is the question of our times. Do we just give them lifebelts – or do we teach them how to swim?? John Hopkin’s University School of Medicine recently published the results of an investigation that they conducted of 243 opioid addicts, primarily heroin users,...

Living with Chronic Pain – Drugs – Alternative Solutions

Living with Chronic Pain – Drugs – Alternative Solutions
An article published in Macleans.ca March 15 2012, cites the work of Dr Mary Lynch in support of a continued, and publicly funded opioid drug administration for people who complain of “chronic pain”. see article: The article is intended to win support for those who see, in drug use and...

Globesity, Gaming and Drugs – Corporate Takeover of Childhood.

Globesity, Gaming and Drugs – Corporate Takeover of Childhood.
A speaker invited to the Melbourne Conference, March 2012, on the Corporate Takeover of Childhood, is Professor Gentile of Iowa State University, who has studied for many years the impact on young children of playing electronic on line and video games. Research in this area can be a hot potato due to the...

Paco, Oxi and Oxy – Drugs of Abuse and Death.

Paco, Oxi and Oxy – Drugs of Abuse and Death.
Paco drug is a cheap, available cocaine base paste (PBC) that has been widely abused in Argentina and other South American countries for many years, formed in the process of making cocaine from coca leaves. Oxi is a similar drug, that originates in the manufacture of cocaine in South America to feed an...

Narconon Drug Abuse Prevention Program Evaluation

Narconon Drug Abuse Prevention Program Evaluation
The program that Narconon takes to schools worldwide, as a drug prevention program was evaluated by the Department of Education in California, in the year 2005. This report remains published on internet, and is stated to be the basis for a decision taken by the Department to remove Narconon drug education...

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