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The Drug Scenario in the Philippines

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The Drug Scenario in the Philippines

  1. 1. THE DRUG SCENARIO IN THE PHILIPPINES
  2. 2. Substance use and abuse is a growing problem in the Philippines. According to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), an international drug monitoring agency, the Philippines is listed as one of the countries in Southeast Asia where drug trafficking is growing in numbers.
  3. 3. In the Philippines, drug use and abuse is a social and health concern. Poverty has become an increasing cause for involvement in the illegal drug trade. Foreign drug syndicates take advantage and exploit the poor and use promises of “easy money” to entice the people to serve as couriers and runners.
  4. 4. According to the 2012 statistics available in the Dangerous Drugs Board Website, the most common type of substance of abuse among Filipinos are: *Metamphetamine Hydrocholride (Shabu) *Cannabis (Marijuana) *Inhalants (Contact Cement adhesive)
  5. 5. FACTORS INFLUENCING SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE • Lack of Parental supervision and support • Strong peer pressure and curiosity • Intense feelings of pleasure • Relief from stress, anxiety and depression • Increased physical and cognitive performance
  6. 6. PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST DRUG USE AND ABUSE DOMAIN WHAT YOU NEED PERSONAL Self-control, positive self image and strong self esteem FAMILY Parental monitoring and support and strong family PEERS AND FRIENDS Academic competence and proper selection of friends and acquaintance SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY Effective laws and policies; strong community attachment
  7. 7. List the preventive factors against substance use and abuse. Explain how each factor helps prevent drug use and abuse. Refer to the illustration on the next slide. Write your answer on an intermmediate paper.
  8. 8. PREVENTIVE FACTORS AGAINST SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE

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