A drug, as defined, is a substance used as a medicine or in making medicines, which affects the body and mind and have potential for abuse. Without an advice or prescription from a physician, drug can harmful. Drugs are medicine and the best use of medicines depends upon the physician, the user or patient; and the pharmacist. From the time of the Spain era, drug control laws prohibited the use of opium by the native Filipinos and other people except the Chinese because Chinese residents in the Philippines particularly in manila started smoking opium in 1780.
In 1844, the Spanish colonial government laid down an opium monopoly, which entitled the importation but the Spanish government and its sale to Chinese users. At this period, opium smoking became widespread among Chinese as its use was forbidden to Indians, messiest and the Filipinos. This compromise policy lasted up to 1896, a period of revolt and insurrection. The Americans took over the rule of the country, and establish a civil government in 1901.
And in 1906, partial legislation allowed Chinese addicts to obtain a license to use opium in their homes for a fee UP. O. The opium sale was under the government control and the quality was limited. In 1908, the total ban of opium was affected. The campaign continued until the Japanese occupation in 1946, at which point all supplies of opium were cut off from the country during that period the number of opium addicts was probably the lowest in Asia.
In 1953, republic act 953 was enacted which provided for the registration of collection, and the impositio...
n of fixed and special taxes upon all person who produce, import, manufacture, compound, deal in, sell, distribute, or give away opium, marijuana, opium poppies, or coca leave or any synthetic drugs which may declared as a habit forming. The law also declared as a matter of national policy, the arbitration of the cultivation of marijuana and opium poppies. Sometimes nil 955, foreigners, for purpose of producing “reefers” introduced the marijuana plant in Papas city.
The reason why the foreigners choose Papas city to Introduce Ana produce marijuana plant Is Decease ten alert Is In Papas CLC were sold in taverns in Papas and introduced into elite schools in the same area. The criminal investigation on January 8, 1959 conducted the first marijuana raid in Papas city when several potted marijuana plant were seized By the sass’s in manila, heroin laboratories began operation producing small mounts of heroin for the local market.
During the early sass’s, production of heroin increased but local demand remained small with consumption of heroin estimated to be only 9 to 10 kilograms per month in manila. However, increasing addiction was detected in the student population and alarmed government authorizes The Philippines has been relatively heroin-free until the early Shawnee small heroin laboratories opened in manila. In 1963, new trends appear.
There was a waning of opium addiction among the Chinese but a concurrent increase among the Filipinos, Just the latter contributed 63 percent of the total arrests from drug offenses. In 1972, the drug problem was Jus
at its incipient stage, with only 20,000 drug users and marijuana as the top choice among the users in the Philippines. This was the drug scenario when Republic Act 6425, otherwise known as the “Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972” was approved on March 30, 1972. Following the proclamation of Martial Law and the promulgation of Presidential Decree No. 4, amending RA 6425, the late President Ferdinand E. Marco’s, organized the Dangerous Drugs Board on November 14, 1972 under the Office of the President. The DB was mandated to be the policy-making and coordinating agency as well s the national clearing house on all matters pertaining to law enforcement and control of dangerous drugs; treatment and rehabilitation of drug dependents; drug abuse prevention, training and information; research and statistics on the drug problem and the training of personnel engaged in these activities.
Seven national agencies in the country formed part of the Dangerous Drugs Board. These are the Department of Health, Department of Social Service and Development, Department of Education, Culture and Sports, Department of Justice, Department of National Defense, Department of Finance and the National Bureau of Investigation. In the same year, Presidential Proclamation No. 1192 declaring every second week of November of every year as Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week was promulgated. This, we celebrate every year along with our anniversary.
Since its creation, the DB has led the national advocacy against drug abuse by establishing a responsive and dynamic partnership between the government and the society. From law endorsement to preventive coeducation Ana treatment Ana rentals the seventies have been witnessed to a number of programs launched by the Board in partnership with other agencies and organizations. In 1974, the Inter-Agency Committee on Drug Abuse Prevention Education was formed to strengthen the relationship among the various agencies and the Dangerous Drugs Board.
As it responds to the drug abuse situation in the country, efforts of the DB are also recognized by counterparts abroad and other international agencies. The Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programmed funded a program of the DB, the First National Workshop on Drug Abuse Prevention Education. It is also in this decade when the DB hosted an international program, the Fourth Regional International Drug Enforcement Association Conference. With the First Lady and Metro Manila Governor Amelia R.
Marco’s waging an all- out campaign against drug abuse, Anti-Drug Abuse Councils in all cities and municipalities in Metro Manila were established. In the late sass’s, methamphetamine and ephedrine hydrochloride entered the country, mainly via honking and became known as shabby. It is mainly smoked although reports of injecting shabby mixed with analgesics solution have been reported. And now, in spite of the commendable efforts of the government, given its limited resources in addressing the drug menace in the country, illicit narcotics activities still main as a principal concern.
It keeps on threatening to violate human dignity without remorse and destroying the moral fiber of our society slowly and relentlessly. The use by young Filipinos of the prohibited drugs like methamphetamine, crack cocaine, cocaine, opium and marijuana is now the country scourge. The abuse has reached epidemic, if
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