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LE DOSSIER NOIR DU CANNABIS [THE BLACK CASE OF CANNABIS]
TĂ©moignages accablants [overwhelming evidence]

Preface by Sven-Olov Carlsson,
International President of World Federation Against Drugs

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Cannabis is believed to be innocuous and harmless, and regularly the prospect of legalization comes up to the front of the stage, triggering furious controversy. Most of the time, we come to deny or minimize the harmful effects of this drug, which affects young people the most, usually with convictions and testimonies.

Serge Lebigot protests against this dangerous illusion. Uncompromisingly, he opens the black case of cannabis and explains to educators and parents, how this herb can affect the health of young people. It also provides concrete ways to support parents who face cannabis use among their children.

Serge Lebigot is president of Parents Contre La Drogue [Parents Against Drugs Association].
It was published by Lethielleux - Cannabis: ce que les parents doivent savoir [Cannabis: What Parents Need to Know]

For questions or to order the book please contact the Parents Against Drugs:

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Parents Contre La Drogue

Introduction

Narconon Nigeria is a nonprofit drug free organization aims to eradicate the problems of drug and alcohol abuse in Nigeria through effective drug education and drug prevention services.                                                                                                      

Having discovered that at every point, it seems that our youth who are our future are surrounded with insidious influences that seem to encourage or condone substance abuse.

Our strategy and Activities

We have adopted “CATCH THEM YOUNG” strategy and in the last four month we have been able to cover about 35 schools with over 2,500 kids.

We organize public lectures in three communities with about 200 youths called “Area Boys” meaning Restive Youth, in Mafoluku oshodi Area of lagos state, Odeda Area of Ogun state and ikire Area of Osun state all in South West Nigeria

Religious group such as Muslim and Christian organization were not left out.

We have also started the process of our registration with about 80 percent completion which cost about N200,000 naira equivalent to $1,500 dollars. Because Without Cooperate Affairs Commission [CAC] registration we cannot achieve much. Attached is the copy of CAC Approval

In the course of our campaign, we discovered that most of the youth who are on hard drugs are either not aware of the adverse effect or they were given false information about the illicit drug consumption.

In this second quarter the result has been very encouraging as we are making positive impact among the school kids, awareness among the youth and keeping the society free of drug.

Our challenges

1. We usually encounter some challenges such as an attack on some of our members in the course of our campaign against the use of illicit drug in some places by either those who are selling drugs or those who are using it. The reasons behind this attack are not far fetch, the seller as well as users felt threaten with what we are doing and thinking our coming around will expose them. This challenge is life-threatening but we are determined and resolute to carry on with the campaign. NO amount of threat will stop our vision in making our world a drug free place to live.

2. Shortage of fund, our activities have been self sponsored from the little we earn in our other business activities. And there has never been government support. This has affected our campaign in different ways.

3. Administrative bottleneck and delay in getting the CAC certificate which we have spent $1,500 in the process

4. Need of a befitting Office, the office we occupy presently was given to us temporary by someone and he has already served us a notice to vacate the apartment by 31th of December, 2013. We are in need of office where we can operate conveniently, keep records and have a permanent contact point for people.

5. Shortage of publicity materials .We do not have enough Educational materials to distribute during our public campaign. We always manage the little we got from international organization and the one locally printed by our Organization such as “ Signs and Indications of Drugs Leaflets and Ten Things Your Friend May not Know About Drug Booklet”.

6.Mobility challenges, moving from one place to another was sometime difficult for us when there is no one to volunteer his or her personal car or bus. We have to charter a bus to convene our team members to some locations especially if it is outside Lagos state.

Conclusion

We hope to press on and achieve a greater feat in the third quarter of this year. Attack from any drug seller cannot deter us from attaining a drug free society. However, meeting our needs by your organization can aid our operation particularly in providing a befitting office in Lagos State, fund and a vehicle.

Narconon Nigeria will be most grateful if your organization can help in any of the above mention request or make a recommendation on our behalf to any sister organization or any concerned government parastatals and agencies. With your help and support we can double up our activities for a better result.

 

Thank You

Ayedun Taiwo

Executive Director,

Narconon Nigeria Initiative

+234 8023 4134 66

+234 8170 9999 32.


Narconon Nigeria

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Cross Section Narconon Staff with band boys playing so as to start the street campaign.                                                                                                                                                                       


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 Group photograph of Narconon staffs with the street campaign banner


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Cross section of Islamic pupils and Narconon members distributing the truth about drugs booklets to them so they can give their parents at home.



2013 NARCONON® DRUG ED EVENT FORM

  1. NARCONON NIGERIA
  1. MR. ADENOLA BABATUNDE
  1. SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER, 2013.
  1. PICTURE PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN BY MR. ADENOLA BABATUNDE
  1. THE LOCATION IS THE STREETS OF LAGOS.
  1. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAMME INCLUDE PICTORIAL DIAGRAM SKETCH.
  1. PHOTOGRAPHY TAKEN DURING THE RALLY AND AFTER THE STREET RALLY.
  1. TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS BOOKLETS WHICH WAS GIVEN OUT TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS NUMBERED UP TO 1000


The book was launched at the Brazilian Association of Writers and Journalists. It is written in Spanish and published in Argentina.

The book was completed with the moral support of the Stocholm Carnegie Institute, the Mariten Institute and BRAHA. It was was authored by Mina Seinfeld de Carakushansky (Brazil), Luis MarĂ­a Viale (Argentina), Manuel Pinto Coelho (Portugal), Padre  JosĂ© "Pepe" di Paola (Argentina), Miguel Angel Dahbar (Argentina), SaĂşl Takahashi (Japan), Javier Cámara, Lalo F. Nossa Paz, Nora A. Badilla Soto, JosĂ© Mariano Beltrame, Miguel Angel Dahbar and Aurelio Garcia Elorrio.


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Sahkar Social Welfare Association Larkana

We would like to mention the official start of the project called Support Center for Family Members with Addiction Problems on July 1st of 2013. This project represents the part of broader project (Social Welfare Child Care System Reform - Enhancing Social Inclusion IPA 2010) implemented by the UNDP Office in Montenegro in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, the Ministry of Education and UNICEF. This project is funded by the EU Delegation to Montenegro. Our project is intended for families with addiction problems, including addicted people themselves as well as any family member suffering from drug abuse consequences.

Our focus through this project is on children whose parents are drug abusers. In this way, we wanted to complete the scope of services offered by our organization, such as: Motivational Interviewing sessions for addicted people and women with children, individual and family psychotherapy, preparation and referral to the long-term stationary treatment, counseling for addicted women HIV-positive and Hepatitis C-positive, counseling for couples with addiction problems, counseling for family members, services of resocialization and reintegration into society, etc.

Based on the success of our previous project called Rebirth Complete (with Police Investigators working in the Centre for Fight Against Drugs and Narcotics and OSCE) we applied and received funds for the implementation of the project Alternative, supported by East-West Management Institute, under its Criminal Justice Civil Society Program (CJCSP), funded by U.S. Department of State/INL.The objective of this project is to train property crime inspectors to enhance their communication skills based on Motivational Interviewing method when they are faced with addicts who have committed a crime. If the inspector, at the time of arrest, take advantage of the moment, and motivate the drug addicted person to recognize and accept the treatment, we believe that this will have a significant impact on reducing the number of problems related to addiction, including the problem of the Justice System who deals with the same offender several times for the same or a similar crime.

In this way we want to introduce the problem of addiction as a problem of the whole society, and through raising the public awareness about the problem of substance abuse and related crimes we intend to influence with multidisciplinary approach.

We also launched the service of based-on-experience and professional counseling, individual and group sessions for drug/alcohol addicted, as well as support services for family members, including co-dependent persons.

In addition to all the above, we want to highlight the existence of the toll-free phone line (for all the fixed and mobile phones in Montenegro). For the previous year, we assisted over 100 people, who called us. We noticed the greater representation of women, which was not previously the case, so we believe that it brought the progress of our work and services in this field.




Preporod

Journey Drop in Centre, VCT centre, Drugs & HIV Prevention Programs & Celebrating International Drug day.                    

With the formation of Journey in the year 2005, we started providing our services with a few dedicated volunteers. Within the last 7.5 years the NGO has expanded its array of services at its drop-in-center and VCT centre through the support of various international and local funds.

Read the full report here (PDF).

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The June 2013 edition of Dalgarno Institute´s E-News

The Concept paper provides an outline of activities that aims at providing information to young people in Secondary Schools in Malawi on the negative effects of harmful consumption of alcohol and use of marijuana and other drugs both to their own health and the community.

Submitted By the Executive Director of Drug Fight Malawi

P O BOX 424
Lilongwe
Malawi
Phone: 265 999930740
www.drugfightmalawi.com


Rationale

The Rapid Situation Analysis, a survey conducted by the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Malawi in conjunction with Zomba Mental Hospital ( a major mental hospital in the country) and the Ministry of Health in 2004 revealed that harmful consumption of alcohol, smoking of tobacco and use of marijuana were at the increase in Malawi particularly among young people and also ranked high as the main drugs of abuse in the country.

The main drugs of abuse in the country probably due to the following factors ;

- Though illegal, marijuana is highly grown and used in the country by young people (easily accessible and affordable)

- Malawi is amongst the 10 leading tobacco growers in the world with 75% grown by peasant farmers in rural areas (easily accessible and affordable) and with no single tobacco control regulation

- Alcohol beverage production by formal and informal manufactures is high. The problem has been multiplied with the influx of very cheap liquor sachets. (No Alcohol Policy in place, lack of government efforts in enforcement of existing liquor acts in the country.

Young people are highly at risk in Malawi because of not only lacking legislations but also with no access to evidence-based information on the dangers of use of these substances.

The problem has the following results on the people and economy of the country;

1. High school dropout. (illiterate rate amongst the highest in the world)

2. HIV prevalence rate amongst the highest in the world ( at 11% according to National AIDS Commission 2012)

3. Poverty level; very high (among the 10th poorest nations in the world with 67% living below poverty line (Malawi Integrated Household Survey 2010-2011) and with 25% of the population chronically food insecure.

It is against this background that Drug Fight Malawi would like to embark on sharing information with young people particularly those in schools so that they have informed choice.

As much as the organization is well positioned as the only NGO in the country registered to focus on these issues and also with very good relationship with the government through Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Youth just to mention a few, Drug Fight Malawi has limited technical expertise not only to bring to the youth the very important and good materials but also the best ways to deriver

Objective of this Concept Proposal:

To seek for technical support from interested partners within the membership of World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD)

Handling of the project:

Interested partners will either train Drug Fight Malawi officers and other local interested groups and individuals in Malawi (Training of Trainers Sessions) to ensure smooth implementation of the project by locals.

In addition to providing trainings to locals, interested partners may wish to participate in the implementation of the project in secondary schools.

Contribution from Drug Fight Malawi

The organization will provide all the necessary non-monetary support such as; providing required information of the country, provide mode of transport (a vehicle), provide an office to interested partners throughout the project period if interested to participate in the implementation, assisting in getting necessary papers to enable interested partner/s work on voluntary basis in the country and other support as explained here in.

Duration of the project : The project will be implemented from October, 2013 and May, 2015



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