Member Activity

On August, 23, Kevin Sabet made an excellent presentation by the title: “The Impact of Drug Legalization”. He showed the latest data on the negative effects of the Colorado´s State drug policy and presented shortly the main points of his book “Reefer Madness – the Seven Myths about Marihuana”
Kevin Brazil
The event took place at the impressive São Paulo State Palace called “Palacio dos Bandeirantes” in front of an audience of about 1500 people with an impeccable organization. The initiative and all the coordination was undertaken by Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira of UNIAD, which is a WFAD member contributing to counteract the misinformation done generally by the Brazilian Press on issues regarding drugs.

Kevin’s presentation was informative and useful to all those who strive for a society with no drug use, because it showed everyone in the audience that NO DRUG Legalization is the way to go.

Although I live far away from São Paulo, I attended the Conference in São Paulo, in my capacity of Prevention Director of ABRAD (a member of the WFAD) and as President of BRAHA- Brazilian Humanitarians in Action, thanks to the encouragement of ABRAD President, Jorge Jaber.

At the event strong and clear messages were conveyed by Jose Serra, Ex-Governor of São Paulo and ex-Minister of Health and now a candidate for the Brazilian Senate, as well as by two other State Secretaries of São Paulo. The interview on Brazil’s biggest news site, here, received about 20 million clicks.

Mina Seinfeld de Carakushansky, WFAD Board member

Hepatitis is a global epidemic but little is known of its symptoms, prevention, complication and the great dangers it pose to this generation and the unborn generations. Government and other development partners have always taken matters like this unserious thereby fueling viral hepatitis which is on the increase.

This year WHD is a very important period for our government and other actors to play their own part most especially with the theme of 2014 “Hepatitis, Think Again” which is calling on the various stakeholders to play a very important role to see that viral hepatitis is controlled. Read the full report.



Beacon Youth Initiative
At Preporod today, after 8 years of supporting and helping addicts and their families, we are satisfied with what we have achieved and see many of our aims realised. We see revived the lives of many young people who have turned to us, and entire families revived. Over this time, addicts from all over Montenegro have turned to Preporod for help. Ever since it was established, the number of people turning to Preporod for help has been constantly growing which, on one hand is gratifying, given that we are in a position to help a larger number of addicts, but on the other hand it points to a problem which is a worldwide trend, and that is that the scale of the problem of drugs is constantly growing, especially among young people. These days we have the opportunity to also concentrate on the accomplishments of the last few years. From June 2013 to June 2014 Preporod has been an address where help, support and advice have been sought by 118 individuals, whether addicts or members of their families. We are noticing that the services most used during this period by our clients are motivational interviews for acceptance of long-term residential treatment (33.8%), free telephone line (16.1%), as well as counselling for parents of active addicts (15.3%). The percentage of males making use of our services (66.1%) is higher than for women (33.9%). It is also gratifying that, after the process of motivation, we have directed more than half (52%) of those used our motivational interview services to long-term residential treatment in communes all over Europe. Also, 3.4% of the total number contacted Preporod in order to use our counselling service for addicts who have the blood-transmitted infections HCV/HIV, 6.4% for the possibility of psychotherapy, and 4.2% for help for resocialisation. We are of the opinion that, with our earlier introduction of the first free SOS telephone line in Montenegro for addicts and their families, we have significantly increased the possibility of them contacting our organisation, and thereby, increasing the accessibility of the services that we offer, which is testified to by the fact that the line was called almost 90 times during the mentioned time period.

Cooperation with rehabilitation centres and communes in the country, the wider region and even further afield is still operating at a high level. Thanks to the projects we have realised in the last year, we have widened our cooperation even to state institutions. We believe that this approach does much to broaden awareness about the seriousness of this problem, and also to create the possibility to act together and more holistically. We believe that our organisation has been able to act in the best possible way in each individual case, or at least the best way that we have known. We will continue to search for the best solutions and method so as to best effect a reduction in the total number of addicts, and to bring our influence to bear on our society becoming a healthier place. Membership of European and worldwide umbrella institutes and partnerships with organisations from all continents are making our mission much easier.

Finally, we consider that it is important for us to be conscientious and aware, and to that end, every one of us should act, without prejudice, with clear understanding that our approach is never neutral, but that our inactivity can lead to a produženja stanja onakvog kakvim ono ne treba biti. We shoud be aware that the problem of an individual, for example a single drug addict, is a problem for the whole family, and eventually the whole of society. The problem of addiction has become an obvious problem that we should turn our attention to. For those affected by this illness, help and attention are neecessary, not only today while everyone is talking about it, but rather every day.

Thank you to all who have in any way helped our fight prevail and helped Preporod to be in the position it is.

In cooperation with Foundation for a Drug Free World, GRANAT conducted its pilot Train the Trainers on April 15 – 17 this year at the mountain resort of Lembang, West Java.

On the first day, BNN (National Narcotics Board) West Java provincial chapter conducted classes on regulations (anti drugs law), discussion on rehabilitation for drug users as victim, as well as updates on statistical record of drug abuse and trafficking.

The Truth About Drugs were delivered by the FDFW team which enlightened everyone’s mind, including those of BNN Officials.

The training gets serious attention from the authorities as evidenced by the present of BNN Chairman.

All attendees got certificate of attendance which allows them to deliver the same training to the community. Further, at the end of the course, everyone signed off the pledge declaring their “obligation” to provide counselling on the harmful effect of drug abuse to community.

More similar trainings to be done in other provinces across the country, aimed at reducing drug demands in Indonesia.

GRANAT welcome all members of WFAD to participate or support the program. Kindly contact Tony Parbudi on email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it













UGANDA ALCOHOL POLICY ALLIANCE (UAPA). Media Presentation by Uganda Alcohol Policy Alliance (UAPA) on the occasion to commemorate the International Day Against Drug Use and Illicit Trafficking. World Drug Campaign theme is: Drug use disorders are preventable and treatable. Venue: Ibamba Restaurant, Kamwokya Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014.

Click here to read this material (PDF).


Uganda Youth Development Link
Our most important task is to give support and guidance to the ones close to the drug-user. We need to highlight their codependency and work from that angle. Often the relatives think that they help the drug-user, but they usually do it in the wrong way. We want to present alternative ways with the common goal to make the relatives feel better and the drug-user to get adequate help.


Anhöra Mot Droger, AMD (Relatives Against Drugs)

The Foundation for a Drug-Free Europe (FDFE) created in 2004 is a branch of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World and is working with more than hundred Say No To Drugs (SNTD) organizations through 22 European countries.

                                                                                                    

The common objective of the SNTD associations is a preventive information of youngsters and adults on the drugs dangers. The purpose is to empower them with the facts to make an informed choice to never start drugs in the first place. After Czech Republic and France, FDFE is here after presenting the drug prevention activities in two other European countries:

In Belgium, the headquarter of the Say No to Drugs (SNTD) association is located in Brussels, well known as the core of Europe. The SNTD team is covering the whole country doing weekly distributions of The Truth About Drugs in streets and/or to any kind of shops and getting the owners to give them to their clients.

They are also using the Summer Festivals with booths to enlighten the attendees as well as going to beaches to inform the population and the youth on the drugs dangers and how they affect the user.

In addition, many requests are coming from teachers or instructors, to receive the Education Package. It contains a full semester drug education curriculum for use in schools and the community to deliver lessons based on drug information and prevention.

This way, the past year they distributed more than 72 000 booklets The Truth About Drugs informing on the short and long term effects of the 11 drugs the most abused, plus 12 000 fliers referring to the website www.ditesnonaladrogue.be, where the people can download booklets, DVDs and find testimonies. Altogether 63 events were held including the Festivals and different Conferences.

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In Portugal , the Say No To Drugs (SNTD) association is located in Lisbon and operates from there through the country.

Beside the streets distribution of the basic booklet The Truth About Drugs to citizens and shopkeepers, the SNTD team is active at school levels doing lectures to children, using the multimedia educational materials provided by the Foundation for a drug-Free World.

Last year they did 13 lectures in different schools of the city including a special lecture to police officers, thus reaching 715 people.

Meanwhile, 5300 booklets were handed to public empowering young people and adults to make their own decisions to live drug-free. The cornerstone of the action is a series of 13 fact-filled booklets that, without scare tactics, inform about drugs effects.

In addition, in the city of Madeira, the Regional Secretariat for Education and Human Resources aware of the importance of drug prevention to dispel myths on drugs harmlessness inserted in their website the SNTD Portugal anti-drug campaign.


fdfe

As the global campaign for education hits the world in a bid to see “a world at school” by 2015, the Associate Coordinator for Africa Program of Global Fund for Children Miss Pamela Pratt is in Sierra Leone to interface with organisations like FDID to see how they can collaborate to assist vulnerable street involved children and youths... Click here to read the full report (PDF).



Foundation for Democratic Initiatives and Development
Nusroto Al – Anachid Association is mostly known for its annual activities concerning the human services and the fight against drug addiction in all the Lebanese prisons and especially in his center “cenacle of the Son of Man” (Drug Rehab Center). The team and the volunteers are conducting their work in many districts : Mount Lebanon, Beirut and the Bekaa. They all hardly work to improve the prison conditions and to provide the best health condition especially for drug addicts in prisons and in our rehab center. Click here to read the full report.

prison celebration
Celebrating christams with prisoners

Nusroto Association - Prison
Nusroto Association - Prison Fellowship celebrating mother's day in women prison in zahle



Nusroto Al-Anashid

According to Consolidated Nations Role on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) emblematical in Pakistan Cesar Guedes and Sharing Escritoire Narcotics Hold Partitioning Mian Zulqarnain Ameer released a examination titled "Have Use in Pakistan 2014". According to the info, people in Pakistan aged between 15 to 64 geezerhood use drugs in antithetic forms. The statistics of this informing ask that 6% or 6.7 Million adults in Pakistan had old drugs in 2014. 25 to 39 age age has the maximal frequence. About 4.5 Million fill are totally subordinate on drugs. The treatment opportunities to these fill surrender tract due to the absence of specialists. Only 30,000 ingest users every year can be treated with prevailing specialists. 80% men and 20% women union together to state 6.7 Million drug addicts in Pakistan. Women were little promising to jazz been activated struck state where a person of the accumulation lives on inferior than 1.25 dollars per day and financial obstruction makes it nigh undoable for every medicate freak to get discourse.



Hemp is the most misused take in Pakistan having 3.6% users or 4 Million grouping. Opium and Opiate ranks back and it is used by near 1% of medicate addicts. Opiate and Opium are mainly utilised in the areas that have borders joint with Afghanistan as the dwell is pedagogue poppy cultivating country.

Most people living in poverty-stricken areas of the country got addicted to drugs because some of their elders had been addicts throughout their lives. “Most people get the habit by watching their elders while growing up.

Nowadays even A-class (without any impurity) drugs were easily available in low-income areas. Market had no role in determining the use of drug in the country. “There is an extensive supply of drugs such as opium and hashish in the country.

Bashiran Munshi Foundation Drug Abuse information would soon be set up as part of a campaign against drug use. We are sending you some picture from our city people use drugs.

Author:

Tahir Aslam
General Secretary
Bashiran Munshi foundation(BMF)
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.bmf4d.org
24A street no 7 block "V" New multan
Tel: 0092+300+6339963


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