Philippines: Massive Drug Abuse

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PHILIPPINES: MASSIVE DRUG ABUSE

Submitted by:
Howard Elton Navarro
John Kenneth Maimot

Submitted to:
Prof. Desserie Maynes

March 13, 2012
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Grateful acknowledgements are due to the following resources for lending their books and ideas for this research paper. And also the authors for letting the researchers used the following articles and selection of their books for this subject matter. Kaban ng Hiyas Library of Mandaluyong City for the books

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The researchers also would like to render a great appreciation to the people behind the success of this research paper who have helped in conducting the research. And last, great thanks to the God Almighty for His gratefulness for bringing knowledge and strength to finish this research paper.

HEN
JKM

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Title Page………………………………………………………i Acknowledgements………………………………………………ii Table of Contents………………………………………………iii Introduction………………………………………………………1 What is a drug?………………………………………………2 Drug Abuse………………………………………………………2 Drug Addiction …………………………………………………….3 Drug Syndicates in the Philippines………………………3 Prohibited Drugs ………………………………………………….5 Regulated Drugs………………………………………………18 Volatile Substances………………………………………………23 Causes of Drug Abuse and Dependency………………………26 Typology of Drug Abuser………………………………………29 iii

General Signs and Symptoms of Drug Abuse………………30 Effects of Drug Abuse………………………………………31 Laws against Drug Abuse………………………………………34 Prevention of Drug Abuse and Addiction……..........................37 Notes………………………………………………………………47 Bibliography………………………………………………………53

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PHILIPPINES: MASSIVE DRUG ABUSE
Howard Elton Navarro
John Kenneth Maimot
ENGL 1023: Writing in the Discipline
Prof. Desserie Maynes
INTRODUCTION

Drug abuse, one problem currently alarming the people of the world, is not a new one. For many hundreds of years, we find references to man’s tendency to utilize self-intoxication to release himself from the miseries of his existence. It is mainly in the last on hundred years, however, that drug abuse has become a serious social problem. Contemporary drug abuse encompasses an extraordinary variety of drug techniques of administration, and sought-after effects. Experts and laymen alike are bewildered by the complexity of the drug scenes; many physicians and experts feel ill equipped to help the drug abuser. Realizing the drug abuse is not just passing fad among adolescents and adults, the government has been forced to adopt a preventive approach to drug addiction. Prevention of drug abuse, helping individuals in goal setting, decision making and coping ability are the main goal of drug abuse education and the causative factors in abuse are the targets. Maimot & Navarro 2

What is a Drug?
1A drug is any substance other than food or water that is intended to be taken or administered for the purpose of altering, sustaining or controlling the recipient’s physical, mental or emotional state. 2The World Health Organization (WHO) defines a drug “as any substance that, when taken into the living organism, may modify one or more of its function”. This definition includes a wide frame of reference, for the term drug covers pharmacologically all foreign substances taken into the body – from simple pain killers like aspirin to vitamins and more sophisticated preparation used in the treatment of severe infections, metabolic disturbances and the like. However, abuse of drugs has become widespread and out of control. In this case, certain drugs have been subjected to control and regulation for the protection and welfare of individuals. Drug Abuse

3Drug abuse relates to the subjective effects on the individual when takes the drug. It can simply be defined as the repeated misuse of drugs. However, WHO gave comprehensive definition of drug abuse, the “persistent or sporadic excessive drug use inconsistent with or unrelated to...
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