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Drug addiction

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Sio Wan Ng

on 21 April 2015

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Transcript of Drug addiction

Who is affected?
What is heroin?
Heroin is made from the resin of poppy plants.
Purest type: A fine white powder. Usually type: Rose gray, brown or black.
What causes heroin addiction?
Damages people’s health
What is heroin addiction?
Young people: 79%

Why it is a problem?
Why do people take heroin?

1. Influence of adolescence:
Possible solutions
Stabillzing heroin habit
Using the substitute, such as methadone.

Methadone help user to:
• stabilise the dose of drug
• stop using illegal drugs
• change dangerous behaviour
• stop to commit any crimes to fund user habit

Talking treatment for addiction
Drug Addiction
Recommended solution

The Opium War (1839–42), also is called the First Opium War, was fought between Britain and China.
Drugs are more dangerous than weapons, if many people are addicted to them, the society will be in chaos, and even a powerful country will fall.
China reports some of the world's largest seizures of heroin and heroin is the most commonly used drug, favored by 85% of drug users (National Drug Use Surveillance Center, 2001).

What is heroin addiction?
Heroin can be injected, smoked or sniffed.
The immediate reaction:
A sense of high, a warm feeling of the skin, a dry mouth.
In the short term:
Slows down body’s functions, stop pain, need more to get the same effect.
In the long term:
Being depressed, withdrawal symptoms: restlessness, aches and pains in the bones, diarrhea, vomiting and severe discomfort.

Not for heroin addicts
Doing the education
Causes social problems
Damages people’s health
Memory becomes messy
Can't overcome the craving for heroin
Causes the infection of the blood vessels and heart valves
Largest heroin-producing regions
Heroin trade
Threatens residents' safety
Graph showing the concurrent increases in the numbers of registered drug users (RDU) and reported HIV cases in China (Sullivan et al., 2007)
Liu, Z., Liu, Z., Lian, Z., & Zhao, C. (2006). Drug use and HIV/AIDS in China.Drug and alcohol review, 25(2), 173-175.

Mallett, S., Rosenthal, D., & Keys, D. (2005). Young people, drug use and family conflict: Pathways into homelessness. Journal of adolescence, 28(2), 185-199.

NHs Choices (2014). Heroin: get help

Nonprofit organization: Efffective drug edcation tools for all teachers and educators

Nonprofit organization:The Foundation for a Drug-Free World

Preble, E., & Casey, J. J. (1969). Taking care of business-the heroin user's life on the street. Substance Use & Misuse, 4(1), 1-24.
http:// informahealthcare.com/doi/pdf/10.3109/10826086909061998

Shi, J., & LU, L. (2006). Traditional Chinese medicine in treatment of opiate addiction1. Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, 27(10), 1303-1308.

Sullivan, S. G., & Wu, Z. (2007). Rapid scale up of harm reduction in China.International Journal of Drug Policy, 18(2), 118-128

Todd, R. J. (1999). Utilization of heroin information by adolescent girls in Australia: a cognitive analysis. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 50(1), 10-23.
(Preble et al., 1969)
(Sullivan et al., 2007)
(Liu et al., 2006)
(NHS Choices, 2014)
(Shi & LU, 2006)
For heroin addicts
Traditional Chinese medicine(TCM)
(Nonprofit organization)
Traditional Chinese medicine
(Shi & LU, 2006)
(Todd, 1999)
Non-profit organization of drug free world
Drug addiction is a serious problem.

It can damage people’s health.

It can cause problems for society.

But it can be avoided and treated.

People can receive drug education to aware of danger; drug-using people can take traditional Chinese medicine.

Causes social problems
Farmer: 30%
Unemployed people: 45%
3. Unconscious of danger
First experience during adolescence
Drug-using friends
2. To escape from pressure
Different forms of drugs
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