WHAT ARE THE TRAUMATIC EFFECTS?
community accepts, and in some cases values, drug use. Alcohol is a central
part of many people’s lives. Medicinal drugs are widely used and vital to the
health of our community. They are sometimes misused. Illicit drugs are
currently used for their psychoactive properties, but potentially some could be
used for medicinal purposes (for example, cannabis and heroin).
some drugs as ‘illegal’ and ‘demonising’ the users has not eliminated their
use. Some users suffer serious health or other problems as a result of their
Psychoactive drugs will cause changes to consciousness by
changing the biochemistry of the body. Though psychoactive drugs are considered
a problem in many societies, they are used in almost every society, though not
necessarily in a way that causes harm or distress. Many societies intentionally
use drugs in rituals or for recreation, yes, such drugs are so much a part of
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