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THE CITY OF VANCOUVER HOLDS A PARTY TO CELEBRATE THE INSITE SAFE INJECTION CLINICS FIVE YEARS IN BUSINESS CRAZY CRAZY
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8rsbu_celebration-of-addiction-2_newsTHE CITY OF VANCOUVER HOLDS A PARTY TO CELEBRATE THE INSITE SAFE INJECTION CLINICS... more
Howard Lotsof was a 19 year old heroin addict in 1962, completely by accident, he stumbled upon the cure to addiction.
This subject means a lot to me because I have seen what it does to people, and the benefits are far beyond what I can say in a video. I encourage EVERYONE to do even the smallest amount of research on Iboga, and Ibogaine HCL. It is amazing!Howard Lotsof was a 19 year old heroin addict in 1962, completely by accident, he... more
this is my second short which is now used on all Scottish prions as part of there efforts to stop the high amount of prisoners overdosing when released.
http://vimeo.com/1206160this is my second short which is now used on all Scottish prions as part of there... more
Methadone, once used mainly in addiction treatment centers to replace heroin, is now being given out by family doctors, osteopaths and nurse practitioners for throbbing backs, joint injuries and a host of other severe pains.
A synthetic form of opium, it is a cheap and powerful pain reliever that has helped millions. But because it is also abused by thrill seekers and prescribed by doctors unfamiliar with its risks, methadone is now the fastest-growing cause of narcotic deaths. It is implicated in more than twice as many deaths as heroin and is rivaling or surpassing deaths linked to painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin.
Between 1999 and 2005, deaths that had methadone listed as a contributor rose nearly fivefold to 4,462, a number federal statisticians say is under counted because states don't always specify the drugs in overdoses.
While the greatest numbers of methadone-related deaths have occurred among the middle-aged, the fastest growth — an eleven fold jump to 615 between 1999 and 2005 — occurred among those ages 14 to 24, and experts say it might be mainly a result of pill abuse. Methadone is sometimes sought by abusers who mix it with Xanax.
The rise of methadone is in part because of a change in medical attitudes in the 1990s, as doctors accepted that pain was often under treated. From 1998 to 2006, the number of methadone prescriptions rose 700 percent, Drug Enforcement Administration figures show. Methadone, once used mainly in addiction treatment centers to replace heroin, is now... more
The War on Drugs. The War on Terror. Narco-Terrorism. Prior to 9/11, the poppy production levels in Afghanistan were at a low and many of the Taliban were against heroin and the poppies. However, since U.S. forces entered after 9/11, the poppy crop has skyrocketed. The UN released a report saying that the six-year boom has lead to the Afghan crop being responsible for 92% of the world's heroin trade. With Homeland Security and the War on Terror, it's amazing that the drug still gets into the USA, one of it's strongest marketplaces.The War on Drugs. The War on Terror. Narco-Terrorism. Prior to 9/11, the poppy... more
'Sara's house' is a business in Holland run by Sara Glatt - self proclaimed "Iboga Mother" offering a safe place for 'natural trips' and shamanic drug rituals. Her title, Iboga Mother refers to the drug Ibogaine, which is commonly used in her residence for the treatment of drug addiction.
An Ibogaine trip is compared with a waking dream, in which "childhood emories flicker through the mind like movies", but is not the only drug available on the menu. Sara has 5 kids (from 5 to 17), and grows peyote in one greenhouse (her 15 yr old son in charge of two nine-foot Cannabis plants in the other). Although drug addicts seek treatment at Sara's house and can often be cured of their addiction, the business also actively promotes the 'Day Trippers' visiting for that alternative holiday in their heads.
Over the course of a week, we follow the progress of regulars and first timers looking to kick their habit, alongside the family developments and a business struggling to survive. People travel from all over the world to see Sara, as she is often seen as their last chance to deal with their addiction, but they often bring baggage into the house in terms of violent behaviour. Within the rural setting of her household, we discover a number of characters, and their personal journeys and stories of addiction, and often abuse. Set in rural Holland, the chaotic household reflects a struggling family business campaigning for the positive effects of natural drugs alongside the jarring imagery of a 'family' business consumed by them. Sara offers a convincing argument for the widespread usage of natural highs, but what sort of example will their own family model portray?'Sara's house' is a business in Holland run by Sara Glatt - self... more