Health
Author`s name Lisa Karpova

Brazil cracks down on crack

43019.jpegThe bottom line in Brazil's approach to crack addiction is information. The Brazilian Government has launched a Webpage helping people to understand crack addiction by presenting objective data on the situation in the country, discussing different means of dealing with this scourge.

The website Facing Crack aims to gather a significant amount of information about the drug derived from cocaine. The idea is to disseminate knowledge and to guide both the user and families, institutions, public health professionals or anyone wanting to understand the matter in its various aspects, including the psychological and social vectors. The initiative also aims to disseminate best practices for dealing with the drug. The page has been hosted in Brazil Portal since late 2010.

The page is divided into sections A Drugs, Effects and Consequences, and Coping and Overcoming, where you can get information on the composition of crack, its action in the body, signs of addiction, myths and truths, physical, neurological and psychological; risk of consumption by pregnant women, social rehabilitation and stories of overcoming, among others.

There is also an area with frequently asked questions. Facing Crack also has videos and audios of interviews with experts talking about the best way of approaching the user or drug dependent and to help cope. The site has a news area, which aims to gather and to inform the public about the actions and policies on the development of crack and other drugs in Brazil. Also available, download the Deployment Kit, publications on crack and other drugs that can support institutions and professionals across the country in initiatives aimed at preventing and recovering users.

For the Deputy National Secretary of Policies on Drugs, Paulina Duarte, "we need to disseminate more knowledge on crack and its consequences. Only in this way can a qualified discussion on the topic in society take place, and we can implement effective measures to cope with this drug," she said.

The Integrated Plan to Combat Crack and Other Drugs - launched by the federal government in May 2010, will invest $410 million in shares of health, prevention of drug use, assistance and combat against trafficking throughout the country; the creation of 6,120 beds is planned for drug treatment in public hospitals, psychosocial care centers, shelters and therapeutic communities. Project selection occurs by edicts and the first results were published in Tackling Crack.

The actions also include the training of 65,000 professionals working in health and welfare, as counsellors, community and religious leaders, among others. The Plan conducts studies and diagnoses on the reality of crack in the country, the profile of users, health and care needs in networks of health services and social protection, in addition to the expansion of integrated actions among various government agencies. Integrated in the Plan are more than a dozen agencies and federal government institutions, judiciary and civil society.

Translated from the Portuguese version by:

Lisa Karpova

Pravda.Ru

http://www.brasil.gov.br/

Facing Crack

www.brasil.gov.br/enfrentandoocrack

Representatives of the North Korean administration issued a statement saying that the United States and its allies have lost the "political and military confrontation" to the DPRK

North Korea declares victory over USA

In recent years, genetics has become a cutting-edge science, not only in the professional field of biology, but also because of the enormous social reach of its discoveries and approaches. Not in vain, practically every day the press offers us the discovery of a new gene, a new hereditary determinant directly involved in the manifestation of diseases or physical characteristics.

The Myth of the Gene: Genetics, Epigenetics and the Organism-Environment Loop
Comments
Russia leaves Syria, but USA stays, to spend some more
Turkey's Erdogan urges others to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Palestine
US military men depressed over of Russia's new T-5000 sniper rifle
Donbass without militia will be worse than Srebrenica - Putin
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
North Korea declares victory over USA
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, capitals and puppets
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Kim Jong-un's tactic of hard power teaches USA lesson of obedience
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
North Korea declares victory over USA
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Donbass without militia will be worse than Srebrenica - Putin
USA no longer wants Bashar Assad to go
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
North Korea declares victory over USA
Visit to Moscow: Tillerson takes secret offer for Putin
Turkish President Erdogan issues ultimatum to Washington and Brussels
The need for a Global Political Agenda 2018