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Beware Of Drugs

In My Boots
By Boots R. Gonzales

One of the most serious challenges facing our country today is the drug problem. The presence of illegal drugs in our midst causes great damage to our society in terms of precious lives destroyed and lost and economic resources wasted.

The gravity of the problem prompted the government to take a bold step and reorganize the national drug law enforcement system. Matandaan noong dekada 2002 ay naipasa ang batas Republic Act 9165 or the comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act . 

At noong panahon na iyun ay inilunsad ang isang ahensiya na walang iba kungdi ang Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) na siyang hanggang sa ngayon ay nangunguna sa paglunsad ng anti – drug campaign. Sa ngayon ang kampanya sa illegal na droga ay patuloy sa ilalim ng kasalukuyan Presidente Digong Duterte kung saan pinaigting ito. July 2016 kung saan bagong upo pa lamang ng bagong halal na Presidente na si Presidente Duterte ay ang unang inasikaso niya ay ang problema ng bansa na walang iba ang “ Droga “ at ang pag deklara ng “Oplan Tokhang “ . 

Pagdeklara dito ay medyo nagkaroon pa ng kontrobersya dahil diumano sa kaliwa’t – kanan na patayan dito sa bansa . Ang ibang mamamayan ay sumusuporta sa pamahalaan ngunit ang iba ay kumokontra , at kung ako ang tatanungin , wala tayong comment dyan , as for me for what is happening today , it remains to be seen , and just recently sa pagsasalita ni Presidente Duterte sa ibang bansa , doon inulit niya na hindi siya titigil sa pagpuksa sa illegal na droga sa Pilipinas at patuloy niyan hahabulin ang mga druglords at mga pushers . 

Ibig sabihin lamang na tuloy –tuloy ang kampanya sa illegal na droga at patuloy pa rin ang oplan tokhang. Ayon pa kay Duterte the campaign agains illegal drugs in the Philippines will not stop hanggang hindi sila tumigil at maging drug free ang bansang {ilipinas. Just a few tips about Republic Act 9165 Republic Act 9165 is the comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 What is the purpose for enacting RA 9165 - RA 9165 safeguards the well being of the people particularly the youth from the harmful effects of dangerous drugs. 

Who are covered under RA 9165 - Person are involved either in the trafficking or use of dangerous drugs and other similar substances. How does the state pursue its anti –drug policy through RA 9165 - The state pursues its anti drug policy through RA 9165 by apprehending persons involved in the trafficking and use of dangerous drugs and imposing the appropriate penalties as provided for the act. Achieving a balance in the national drug control program so that people with legitimate medical needs are not prevented from being treated with adequate amounts of appropriate medications that include the use of dangerous drugs and providing sustainable program of treatment and rehabilitation to those who have fallen victims to drugs abuse or dangerous drug dependence. 

What are the so called dangerous drugs – RA 9165 provide several list of all known dangerous drugs and their associated substances . Here , however are some of the most commonly abused substances: Marijuana , marijuana resin , or marijuana resin oil Methylenedioxymethaphetamine ( MDMA) or commonly known as “ Ecstasy” , paramethoxyamphetamine ( PMA) trimethoxyamphetamine (TMA) lysergic asid diethylamine (LSD) gamma hydroxybutyrate ( GHB ) and those similarly designed or newly introduced drugs and their derivatives that have no therapeutic value. Methamphetamine hydrochloride or commonly known as “Shabu” , Ice , meth. Others are opium , morphine , heroin , cocaine, or cocaine hydrochloride . 

What constitutes “Trafficking and use “ of dangerous drugs – Trafficking refers to cultivation , culture , delivery , administration , dispensation , manufacture , sale , trading, transportation , distribution , importation, exportation, and possession of any of dangerous drug and or controlled substance. “Use” refers to any act of injecting ( intravenously or intramuscularly ) consuming ( chewing , smoking , sniffing, eating, swallowing, drinking, ) or any other means through which dangerous drugs are introduced into the physiological system of the body. 

Say “NO” to drugs – Practice Healthier Living Habits , Exercise , eating well and meditation are excellent ways to avoid using drugs or alcohol. Quite often the results you feel from living healthier lifestyle can help you resist the temptation to use drugs or alcohol to scape . A healthy body helps you cope with daily stress as well.