Tuesday, November 17, 2009

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction - Annual Report 2009

The 2009 Annual Report is available in 15 languages.
In this publication the reader will find the latest facts, figures and trends on drugs in Europe, collected in the annual report of the EU drugs agency, the EMCDDA. The report offers an overview of the drug situation across the 27 EU Member States, Croatia, Turkey and Norway, and details the current legal, political, social and health responses.

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  1. Addiction, violence, civil liberties,crack cocaine, poverty, 2010 Olympics, drugs, prostitution, heroin, homelessness; and their impact on Vancouver's Black Eye, The Downtown Eastside.

    More than 2 million syringes are handed out free every year. Clean mouthpieces for crack pipes are provided at taxpayers’ expense. Around 4,000 opiate addicts get prescription methadone. Thousands come to the injection site every year.

    addiction is a state in which the body relies on a substance for normal functioning and develops physical dependence, as in drug addiction. When the drug or substance on which someone is dependent is suddenly removed, it will cause withdrawal, a characteristic set of signs and symptoms. Addiction is generally associated with increased drug tolerance common usage of the term addiction has spread to include psychological dependence. In this context, the term is used in drug addiction and substance abuse problems

    Impelled by the horror show of the Downtown East Side, prodded by activists and convinced by reams of academic studies, the police and city government have agreed to provide hard drug users with their paraphernalia, a place to use it and even, for a few, the drugs themselves.


    The Harsh Reality of Drug Addiction

    Not for the faint-hearted, this video is graphic and shocking and shows the depths of depravity that the human soul can descend to.

    After 11 months of sobriety from cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs this individuals mental state has sunk to an almost animal-like existence.

    http://www.2010homelesschampions.ca/reality_of_drug_addiction.htm


    2010 Homeless Champions supports The Servants of Hope Recovery House

    a proven model of recovery recently acknowledged by Operation Phoenix and the Vancouver Province Newspaper

    This website is dedicated to telling the stories of the unfortunate individuals living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver in the hope that awareness of this problem will spur people to get involved, to let all levels of government know that something has to be done to alleviate this misery rooted in addiction, homelessness and depravity. To point the way to recovery from addiction, which we believe is the root of most of this situation. With the 2010 Olympics coming to Vancouver it is our mandate to record the transition and the extreme changes that are even now occurring and will continue to unfold in the Downtown Eastside.

    http://www.2010homelesschampions.ca

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