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I have lived in my community for 4 years now, and in that 4 years i have seen graffiti on homes and mailboxes, fights out in the streets, heard of MANY homes being broken into, things are being stolen from our yards and garages, including pets.
We are also having issues with drugs be sold and used in and around our neighborhood, as well as bullying of our younger school students. I am a mother of 2 of these students, I have had things stolen from my yard and garage, and have witnessed the use of drugs near my home.
I am writing this petition to get some back up from the Home Owners Association as well as the local police department to make our community an area that they patrol on a regular basis.
Copeland Aftercare is a unique organisation that specialises in supporting people with addictions in Alcohol & Drugs to enter into Recovery/Aftercare.
We are a group of ex- substance users who completed mainstream services and identified how easy it is to relapse back into addiction at the most critical time in our lives; we were 100% determined not to let our brains re-program our minds and choose addiction so we supported each other in finding a long-term solution, one that we designed through consultation of service users, one that works.
We have a fine group of Directors made up of professional people and the ex-services users who founded Copeland Aftercare, and are passionate about helping people recover from drug and alcohol dependency. We know from experience that with the right support, people can change. Everyone is different: some people will make a full recovery; some will get there in the end after several relapses to lead healthier and happier lives.
We work closely with partners in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors to give people the support they need to recover. Service users often need to use a range of services from health and housing to benefits and employment agencies. By working together, we can overcome the hurdles and offer joined-up solutions. We work closely with the NHS, police, job centre plus, and the Workers’ Educational Association to ensure that new and existing members get the care and support they need to reintegrate back into society.
We provide living proof that addiction can be beaten while offering an alternative to the revolving door of statuary services and addiction? We have a weekly menu offering members safe relationships and a range of social, diversionary, training and development activities, pre & post weekend support sessions. We offer peer support, one to ones and group life skills sessions for our members to help and encourage them to relearn their life skills that addiction cruelly took away from them.
• Examination of substance use and its consequences
• Re-examination of lifestyle
• Maintain positive developments that members have made in their structured treatment
• Promotion self worth and resumption of responsibility
• Identification of strengths and weaknesses and practice of coping strategies
• Setting of realistic and obtainable personal goals and strategies to achieve them
• To have structure through a programme of activities and training to promote constructive use of time
• To improve interaction skills and make relationships in preparation for a return to society and work
• Programme of support for members as they move to a future in society and employment.
This Promoter has come out of Austin texas into Fort worth Texas and is currently renting out the venue Avalon. He only host TEEN nights at clubs with promoters and more that are above age.
Kids are taking drugs left and right. Sex in the bathrooms and on the dance floor and the venue does nothing about it.
Felfoldi Foods Ltd in Germany have launched a new "candy" aimed at children called "Vaccine Candy."
These candies come in brightly coloured packets and are PRETEND HYPODERMIC NEEDLES FILLED WITH CANDY! I've lived in some very run down drug affected areas where REAL syringes left by drug addicts are often seen in parks and play areas- a toddler who has seen older children eating these so called "sweets" could easily pick a real syringe up and as all toddlers do, put it straight to their mouth.
And what about the children who unfortunately have to see their parents using drugs intravenously? They will be sat playing mummies and daddies tying belts round each others arms and pretending to inject drugs! In the same way violent video games desensitize children to the dangers of violence and gore, these candies will desensitize to the dangers of needles!
HELP BAN THEM NOW!!!
With all of the crimes and/or suicides affiliated with the drug Oxycotin, I am hoping to stop doctors, hospitals, and others from just freely prescribing this medication other than in a controlled environment under supervision.
Our childrens lives depend on this!!
The street drug Bath Salt is a very serious issue growing in America. Bath salt is a legal drug very popular among teens.
It can cause users to become very violent, careless, and can cause nervous breakdowns so sever that they lose touch with all reality.
It is also causing kidney failure, and cancer of many kinds including Lung Cancer. Some people have even gone cannibal while on the drug.
Bath salt is only illegal in some states and this problem must come to an end.
Many Pros and Cons surround this argument about the legalisation of this drug, the Pros however heavily out weigh the Cons.
1) The chance to tax it
Roughly around 10 million people smoke cannabis in the UK, meaning a standard 20% tax on 10 million people smoking an average of 1 joint a day, would net the country an extra £2 billion.
2) Our overcrowded prisons
A high percentage of our prison space is occupied by cannabis related sentaces, people being locked up for either growing, distributing or smoking a plant, sound sensible?
3) Have certified smoking areas
Smokers realise not everyone enjoys it, so having laws and areas for the controlled recreational use of it so as to not bother those not wanting to be bothered.
Finally, we're proving that even though laws are in place, we are still doing it and your not stopping us, not meaning to sound rude, but why not make some money out of something that's happening and going to happen forever?
Pump-It Powder, is an “enhanced plant vitamin.” It’s the latest synthetic drug to be manufactured and sold under the ruse of a substance, “not intended for human consumption.” Nobody is really even sure what goes into the final product; easy to find and relatively cheap.
We do know that emergency rooms have begun to feel the sting of Pump-It Powder. Patients have reported to the emergency rooms having suffered seizures, hallucinations, and paranoia. Users report to physicians that they are experiencing effects that are similar, but more powerful than, cocaine and methamphetamine. The drug appears to have a regional appeal. Pump-It Powder is popular in the Midwest and plains states. It is easy to find and it is relatively cheap, $30 for a tin container packed with the powder.
The drug can be snorted or “bumped,” injected, or smoked. Of additional concern is that the onset of this drug’s high is somewhat delayed. This situation then prompts users to “bump” a double or triple dose because the onset of effects is not felt right away. Those actions then lead to absorption of a hyper dose and the experience of grossly exaggerated effects and a likely trip to the hospital. Like bath salts, a Pump-It Powder high will trigger DAR signs and symptoms that are consistent with both central nervous system stimulants and hallucinogens. Heart rate, body temperature, and the internal clock will all be accelerated. The pupils will dilate and may exhibit sluggishness in response to direct light.
There may be piloerection (gooseflesh) and user claims of sensory distortions. Users may exhibit behaviors of gross paranoia. The high will last for 4-6 hours, although some users claim that they were held “high” for 12 hours and longer. The symptoms appear to be dose dependent.
Drugs in the music and movie business have taken many lives over the years. At no point has the industry taken a solid stand to improve this condition. Society in general bans drug use in the workplace as do others such as professional and amateur sports teams.
Hollywood should now lead the way in banning drugs and drug use in light of the recent losses of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. A policy banning drug use should be contained in every talent contract and embrace a true zero tolerance drug policy.
This policy would be mandated and appear in every recording or movie contract. The clause would terminate the contract upon breach. This ban can and should also extend to any lyrics and content that promote the use and sale of illegal drugs.
Historical Overview to raise funds to re-open the Youth Life Skills Training Centre
A collaborative outreach programme between Magistrate Hennie Strydom of the Germiston Child Court, Social Welfare and the Germiston business district of Gauteng occurred, begun in 1985, with the following aims:
• to remove the underprivileged and / or abused youth from the streets
• orientate such youth to a more normal, home-like environment
• give youth instruction in life-skills and –orientation
• rehabilitate youth, utilising natural elements and extra murals
• give youth practical work skills and training for potential future employment
• instil a sense of self-worth and moral principles in the youth to enable them to become valued and productive members of their communities
Using positive re-enforcement methods, the training centre evolved into a full time commitment and an independent, semi- private institution with experienced staff and care givers to meet the challenges ahead.
Learners benefited from sponsor donations and service agreements. Skilled learners leaving the training centre were in demand by various industries due to their practical experience and training received, whilst still being monitored for an additional year by both business management and the training centre’s social welfare officers.
In 2010, with its associated social ills partly due to the FIFA World Cup event, the industry of crime and drugs became problematic for us. The penetrations of drugs into the training centre lead to some false allegations being made to divert attention from a problem amongst some of our learners. This was brought to the attention of the police and SANCA by ourselves. Their immediate intervention and assistance legally was sought by us.
SANCA (South African National Council for Alcohol & Drug dependence) complied with their legal requirement and in line with our requests.
However things went wrong because of several factors.
Due to the issue being emotive, and minimal to no investigation on the part of the South African Police Services being made, the false allegations of 3 learners, likely based on incitement, self-preservation and misinformation lead to the centre’s demise, with sponsor / donor funding coming to a complete standstill (as did the entire facility and training centre).
Now two years later, an acquittal on all charges has been received judicially.
Wrongs affecting the Centre, then current and prospective future learners, the Centre Principal and staff member/s need to be corrected, restitution sought and the training facility (Youth Life Skills Training Centre) re-opened.
Web Site Contact: ylstc.weebly.com
Drug related crime up 87% since the South African Narcotics Bureau was shut down in 2004.
During the year that S.A.N.A.B. was disbanded, the SAPS reported 62,689 drug related crimes (2003/2004) but that figure reflects an increase to over 117,172. And increasing every year!
Accordingly in 1996, one percent of South Africans were in treatment for heroin abuse while in 2008 those in treatment for this addiction increased between eight and 24%.
The number of South Africans in treatment for cocaine addiction increased from 1.5% in 1996 to 17.5% in 2008.
15% of South Africa's population had a drug problem.
The Central Drug Authority reporting to parliament states:
“That identified west African narcotics cartels a threat as they traffic drugs from Asia as well as Latin America particularly to Western Europe.
"The challenge for Africa is not to say no to drugs but to say no to organised crime,"
The threat drug use posed for the continent was that it promoted poverty, lack of opportunity and despair.
Organised crime, as the root of the drug problem, fuelled corruption, political instability; it emptied Africa of its wealth, impeded development and chased away foreign investment
Drug and alcohol abuse cost our economy R130 billion every year.
Research indicated high rates of substance abuse in South Africa; the use of drugs was twice the global average and South Africa was amongst the top 10 nations in alcohol consumption.
Central Drug Authority Substance use and abuse in South Africa a Summary:
South Africa’s drug problem was contextualized by a comparison with global trends. The statistics showed that the use of cannabis, cocaine, and Tik was twice as much in South Africa as worldwide.
Drug dealers targeted schools in particular.
Drug business was the second most profitable business in the world, after arms.
There are 235,777 problem users in South Africa. The direct costs of this drug problem to South Africa is R10 billion.
The government is encouraged to review harsher sentences; on convicted drug dealers with the possible deportation as drug dealers knew how to manipulate the legislation. It was possible that one could comply for a couple of weeks and then could be back on the streets.
“We deserve what we tolerate, if we ignore and tolerate drug dealing we encourage organised crime to destroy our Country and we don’t deserve that!”
Our Country has many heroes who fought for our democratic freedom, let us protect this precious victory and stop drug dealing – Bring back SANAB
Against Crime Together
in the Spring of 2008, current Governor Peter Shumlin and former Lt. Governor Brian Dubie held a press conference stating that Vermont needs to investigate the heavy use of mind-altering psychiatric drugs prescribed to children; and
at that time, now Governor Shumlin said that the state needs to get active in stopping the sole reliance on antipsychotic medications for treatment of children and teenagers, just as law enforcement has cracked down on the use of these drugs for recreational use; and
the issue is bipartisan in that Governor Shumlin(D) and former Lt. Dubie(R) were political opponents yet still desired to fight together against the heavy psychiatric drugging of children; and
the use of psychiatric drugs on Vermont children is still alarmingly high; and
Vermont nursing homes are often putting the elderly on dangerous antipsychotics with warning labels on how they greatly reduce the life spans of dementia patients; and
nobody is ever put on psychiatric drugs without first being given a stigmatizing mental disorder label;
Primary prevention of drug use in Greece has been materialized mainly by the 72 Centers for the Prevention of Addictions and the Promotion of Psychosocial Health.
Prevention Centers were founded on the basis of the collaboration between Local Authorities and OKANA (Organization Against Drugs) and operate for more than 10 years, covering all 13 Administrative Regions of Greece and 49 Prefectures out of the country’s total of 51. They form a decentralized network of front-line services with the aim to provide holistic services of information, education, empowerment and support (to children and young people, parents, educators, community members and groups) and to promote the psychosocial health of local communities.
Prevention Centers are funded jointly by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (via Local Authority resources) and they have developed strategic collaborations with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Defence, offering pioneer services at minimum cost. This important contribution towards drug demand reduction and community development has been acknowledged at European level and specially mentioned at the annual reports announced by EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) as well as at local level by community members themselves. Prevention projects are evaluated semi-annually by OKANA and reported annually by EMCDDA and EKTEPN (National Documentation and Information Centre on Drugs, for the most recent report in English, see http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/html.cfm/index111881EN.html).
It is worth mentioning that these demanding tasks are performed in under-funding conditions (for the last 6 years Prevention Centers received less than 50% of their expected funding), and understaffing conditions (at present the total staff nation-wide numbers approximately 400 people, with their ratio to the population at 1 to 25.000.)
Yet the draft bill "Drug Code”, which was brought before public consultation by the Ministry of Justice in 09/09/2011, literally “omits” all relevant articles contained in the previous legislation which provided the framework for the administrative and scientific operation of Prevention Centers and their cooperation with state institutions. We consider that this development is highly unjustifiable and that it certainly poses imminent threat to the future of the 72 Prevention Centers.
Greek version of petition:
England is now the only country in the so called 'United' Kingdom that pays prescription charges. Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland all pay nothing.
This is unfair and undemocratic. People who live in England have been taking it for too long.
On university campuses, students with medical marijuana cards are unprotected; many students who live on campus do not have access to proper facilities for holding their marijuana legally because of the on-campus policies that are in effect.
This is due in part to the fact that California universities receive federal funding with the condition that they keep a "Drug-Free" campus - meaning students who use medicinal marijuana are especially targeted, despite what the state law allows.
Students with medical marijuana cards who are caught with marijuana on campus are threatened with severe punishments. For freshman and other on campus residents, they run the risk of losing their housing even for a first offense. The current policies on campus allow for residential advisors to key into rooms and invade the privacy of students in search of marijuana and paraphernalia related to its use.
Students who use marijuana for medical reasons are also faced with difficulties in regard to zoning laws. Locations are not made easily available for students to use their medicine and they risk further legal consequences by using it in those areas that surround campus and are surrounded by other Chico schools.
Products are being sold to individuals in the form of Bath Salts (Rave On) and Plant Food (Molly) as a form of "legal highs." These products contain a chemical called Mephedrone. These products give the same high as Meth, Ecstacy and Cocaine.
They are sold as novelty products and say "not for human consumption." But can be snorted, taken orally and injected to produce these euphoric highs. It is sold in convenience stores, tobacco stores and gas stations. It can be sold to anyone and you don't have to be 18 to buy it.
This was a "Rave" drug in the UK, but has now been banned. It causes extreme paranoia, dilated pupils, increased heart rate and even death.
Poway High School and many other schools have a serious drug problem with our students. One way to help control it is too establish boundaries. Playing sports at any high school should be a privilege.
We have set rules on maintaining good grades to be able to remain on a team and with that comes report cards to keep that rule in place. We also ask our students to sign a sports contract to comply with being drug free but we have no system in place making sure that contract is upheld.
Mandatory drug testing through out the season in each sport is necessary to insure our athletes are remaining drug free and with that comes severe consequences for athletes who are not upholding that contract.
The BC Government is in negotiations with the RCMP to renew their contract in 2012.
With all the problems with RCMP officers being charged with criminal offenses and being suspended with pay for years while it works it's way through the courts and then through internal RCMP discipline committees the BC Government and the people have no say in in the mandate of the RCMP only Ottawa has jurisdiction, it's time to replace them with a provincial and municipal force.
The BC Government is in negotiations with the RCMP to renew their contract for policing in 2012.
With past performance of RCMP officers being charged with criminal offenses and rising they are reassigned to desk duty or to sit at home with full pay until all court cases have been dealt with, most cases take years and if convicted they then go through a RCMP internal review (1 year at least)before discipline If any!
There is another petition to oust the RCMP altogether from BC,
20. Break up the FDA
The FDA was originally founded during a time when consumable products were not always what they seemed. During that time, before big pharmaceutics or large farms were even dreamed of, the two combined- food and drugs- was not an issue. Now, it is.
Food and drugs are two completely separate things. One is a necessity for life and the other is for health and improvement of the human body. These two things being one means less control over either part and more power to the heads of this entity. It cannot keep itself straight for all the grand amounts of information that must be kept straight. It has shown its loss of potency and power the last decade as it passed fatal drugs for us to consume and allows new breeds of plants to be promoted with little prior inspection.
It has become the lap dog of big seed companies such as Monsanto (search for bills H.R. 875, H.R. 2741, and H.R. 759) and large pharmacological companies (look up Posicor and Lipitor for more). They also spend our money trying to ban natural foods and supplements while letting unnatural drugs continue to harm and kill.
Please read and sign this petition. Our food (as it comes to us), our agriculture (the way our food is grown and produced), our medical and surgical devices (from a new scapula design to a new form of radiation treatment), and drugs should be treated as separate and unique processes and should, therefore, each have their own bureaucracy.
We, the people living with HIV& AIDS, our families and friends and the civil society actively involved with the treatment, care & support of the hapless socially marginalized community in Pakistan, strongly criticize the indifferent attitude of international donors including World Bank, DFID, USAID as well as the government of Pakistan towards the pathetic condition of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Pakistan who have been denied their right of treatment, care & support.
Many adults and teens have currently been using the Herbal Incense called K2. There have been various cases of paranoia, memory loss, rapid increase in heart rate, and black outs from those who have been using it.
Teenagers want to believe smoking K2 is safe, but it's possible that a user could experience immediate adverse effects. Some smokers pass out. K2 users shouldn't drive after smoking a joint, as the drug effect compares to driving under the influence of alcohol.
Evidence shows that K2 has the potential to damage the lungs, brain, heart, and other vital organs. The drug affects different people in different ways, so there is no way to determine how it will react in an individual.
These side effects are detrimental and should not be taken lightly. The fact that this is legal and sold regularly in convenient stores is outrageous.
How can we tell children to stay drug free when they can legally purchase this incense and it has worse side effects than marijuana?
Some examples of class A drugs are:
There is no one organisation that collects information about drug-related deaths, for all of the UK. But people die from it every day and helping tackle it will reduce the number of uncleanness deaths.
.Legalise Cannabis Alliance
.IDMU (Independent Drug Monitoring Unit - UK)
.Transform (The Campaign for Effective Drug Policy)
.The Drug Refrom Coordination Network
.Reducing the Harms of Cannabis Use (The policy debate in Australia
.CNN article on the situation in California
.NORML - National Organisation for Reform of Marijuana Laws
.LA Times debate in US Federal responses to changing state policies on drug use
.CATO Institute: The Politics and Science of Medical Marijuana
A cancer sufferer – who is facing an anxious wait to see if she is eligible for a vital life-saving drug – has called for a change in the way health bosses allocate funding.
Mel Frisby has called into question contentious proposals by an NHS advisory group to offer incentives for people to quit smoking, or eat healthier food.
The controversial pilot scheme saw a pregnant women awarded supermarket vouchers for quitting smoking, and the obese paid to lose an agreed amount of weight.
But, the mother-of-two, who has already successfully battled breast cancer, and a brain tumour that spread to her liver and lungs, believes the proposals could take money from vital services.
The 38-year-old, who was told two weeks ago cancer had spread back into her brain, is now awaiting to see if she is eligible to receive lapatinib, an oral drug used for people suffering from tumours. Doctors have told Mrs Frisby the drug could help her condition, but have said the treatment could work out at £90 a day. She will find out in two weeks’ time if she has been accepted for the vital life-saving treatment.
“I’m just waiting for the decision now. It is a very anxious time,” Mel said.
“I have been told that it may cost £90 a day for a treatment over a couple of weeks. I know that is a lot, but if it means I have an extra three months or a year with my kids it is worth it. It seems to me that a lot of people are awaiting – or being denied – vital drugs because the NHS has not got enough money.
“I know I am going to get a backlash from this, but I don’t think people should be rewarded for losing weight or quitting smoking.
“Don’t get me wrong, I think they should be helped, but vital funding should not be put into stuff like this. It should be used to help people suffering from conditions outside their control.
“It is not cost effective to waste money on proposals when there are drugs that can help lengthen people’s life.
“I am a normal mother and if I get extra time with my kids because of this drug, it will be worth every bit of its cost.
“People should not be refused drugs on the ground of it being too expensive when the NHS are putting money into other schemes that reward people for making positive changes on their own lifestyle.”
The British govt needs to ask itself 1 question, "Why does the Netherlands have lower drug use compared to its neighbours, while it has free sales of cannabis?". This question blows away the govt's argument that decriminalisation would lead to a huge increase in the numbers of drug users due to the said drugs being widely available.
In a 2004 report, A Comparison Of The Cost-Effectiveness Of The Prohibition And Regulation Of Drugs, TRANSFORM, concluded that "regulating the drugs market is a dramatically more cost-effective policy than prohibition and that moving from prohibition to regulated drugs markets in England and Wales would provide a net saving to taxpayers, victims of crime, communities, the criminal justice system and drug users of somewhere within the range of £4.6bn-£13.9bn."
Taxing drugs would also provide big revenue gains, says the survey. An Independent Drug Monitoring Unit estimate, quoted in the report, suggests up to £1.3bn could be generated by a £1 per gram tax on cannabis resin and £2 per gram on skunk which would surely be a big help to reducing the deficit faced by the government these days.
The drug-testing movement began in 1986, when former President Ronald Reagan signed Executive Order 12564, requiring all federal employees to refrain from using illegal drugs, on or off-duty, as a condition of federal employment. Two years later, Congress passed the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. That, in turn, spawned the creation of federal Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Section 503 of PUBLIC LAW 100-71).
The mandatory guidelines apply to executive agencies of the federal government, the uniformed services (excepting certain members of the armed forces), and contractors or service providers under contract with the federal government (excepting the postal service and employing units in the judicial and legislative branches).
Although the Act only applies to federal employees, many state and local governments followed suit and adopted similar programs under state laws and drug-free workplace programs.
The Dooralong Valley Resort which formerly operated as a 4 star resort and conference centre has been sold with the new owners proposing to operate the site as a drug and alcohol rehab centre.
The operators propose to accommodate up to 155 people on site that have drug and/or alcohol addiction and in some cases mental illness such as schizophrenia, additionally some patients with drug and / or alcohol addiction will be housed on site to undertake rehab prior to facing trial for crimes committed.
The site is located on the Central Coast of NSW in a rural environment surrounded by rural properties. The community comprises of retirees, elderly and families with young children.
Recently a package of legislation was introduced in the state senate, called the Methadone Accountability Package. These bills and a resolution include S.B. 1293, S.B. 1294 - the Methadone Addiction Prevention and Treatment Act, S.B. 1376, S.B. 1377, S.B. 1378, S.B. 1382, S.B. 1383, and S.R. 348.
This package of legislation would would limit the length of methadone therapy for addiction treatments. This act would intrude on Pennsylvanians doctor-patient relationship, by limiting the rights of doctors and patients. It would limit health care choice and would put addicts in treatment at risk of returning to illicit drug use, by forcing patients off of methadone prematurely.
The length of methadone therapy for addiction treatments should be determined by the doctor and their patient, depending on how the patient responds to the therapy. The scientific evidence that methadone remains one of the most effective ways of treating opioid addiction and dependence is overwhelming.
Doctors should be practicing medicine, not the legislature. We ask the members of the Pennsylvania state Senate Committee on Public Health & Welfare to oppose and vote against all legislation in the Methadone Accountability Package, should it come up for a vote in committee, and should it pass committee, to vote against passing the package's legislation in the General Assembly.
80 percent of the people agree with tougher immigration laws.
Illegal immigrant problem costs the state $200 million a year.
4,380 Americans murdered annually by illegal aliens.
397B - cost of welfare and other social services provided to ILLEGAL
22.7M ILLEGALS in USA NOW.
22.2M... are MEXICAN ILLEGALS (579,000 are non-Mexican ILLEGALS).
$163.7B - cost of educated k-12 ILLEGAL Immigrant Children.
$24.3B - cost of incarceration of ILLEGALS.
11.6M - Number of skilled jobs provided to ILLEGALS.
Several thousands of senseless deaths could have been prevented if our federal, state and local law enforcement would enforce our immigration laws and secure the border.