Partenariat pour un Canada Sans Drogue (PCSD),


Zappiste: un canada SANS DROGUES !LoL
C'est une *utopie.
Les groupes réaliste sérieux parlent de "personnes problématiques et de prévention de l'ABUS" pas d'abstinence totale
de produits intoxicants pour obéir aux préceptes d'une morale de lois injuste ou d'une religion.

Selon des études. Aucun lien vers ces "des" études.

*Utopie nom commun - féminin ( utopies )
1 - conception politique ou sociale qui vise à l'élaboration d'un avenir idéal pour les hommes sans tenir compte des faits objectifs et des contraintes de la réalité.

2 - idée ou projet qui ne peuvent être concrètement réalisés
Synonyme: illusion
Synonyme: chimère
Synonyme: rêve à son avis, l'égalité sociale est une utopie.

3 - philosophie : en philosophie politique société fictive et idéale, imaginée et décrite par un auteur pour servir de modèle d'organisation politique et sociale le thème de l'utopie dans la pensée philosophique.


OTTAWA, le 2 sept. /CNW/ - Le Partenariat pour un Canada sans drogue (PCSD) annonce que le militant antidopage et antidrogue de renommée internationale Dick Pound a accepté le poste de président du Conseil du Partenariat pour un Canada sans drogue fondé récemment.

Dick Pound, O.C., O.Q., est un avocat canadien, associé du cabinet d'avocats Stikeman Elliott. Il est également président fondateur de l'Agence mondiale antidopage (AMA) et ancien vice-président du Comité International Olympique (CIO) et ancien olympien.

« Les jeunes sont le principal atout de toute société, affirme M. Pound. Les persuader de ne pas sombrer dans la consommation de drogue devrait être une préoccupation d'une importance capitale pour tous les adultes. Pour moi, c'est primordial, et c'est la raison d'être du Partenariat pour un Canada sans drogue ; notre association est donc une combinaison gagnante. »

Selon des études récentes menées par le Centre canadien de lutte contre l'alcoolisme et les toxicomanies (CCLAT) et le Centre de toxicomanie et de santé mentale (CAMH), la consommation de drogues illicites et le mauvais usage de médicaments sont alarmants. Voici quelques faits :

le Canada affiche le taux le plus élevé de consommation de cannabis parmi les 40 pays étudiés et l'âge moyen des jeunes qui en consomment la première fois est de 14 ans. Source CCLAT ;
le taux de consommation de substances hallucinogènes est passé de 3,5 % en 2004 à 10,2 % en 2008 parmi les jeunes de 15 à 14 ans. Source CCLAT, juillet 2009 ;
le pourcentage des méfaits auto-déclarés parmi les personnes sondées est passé de 24 % en 2004 à 32 % en 2008. Source CCLAT, juillet 2009.
La consommation de substances illicites se remarque à tous les niveaux de revenu - bien que le niveau de consommation le plus élevé soit associé aux jeunes provenant de foyers aux revenus élevés, les revenus moyens et faibles sont aussi touchés. Taux de consommation de drogue : revenu élevé : 48,9 %, revenu moyen : 35,4 %, revenu faible : 40,1 %.
Source : Enquête nationale de Santé Canada 2002

« L'augmentation de la consommation est stupéfiante, ajoute M. Pound. J'ai un message simple pour tous les parents. Si vous pensez que ça ne peut pas arriver à votre enfant, pensez-y une seconde fois. Le plus honteux serait de faire l'autruche et ne pas aider nos enfants à apprendre à se servir de leur jugement pour éviter les drogues. Si seulement nous pouvions convaincre les parents de parler avec leurs enfants à ce sujet, nous pourrions faire diminuer la consommation de drogues de moitié. »

Le Partenariat pour un Canada sans drogue est un organisme de bienfaisance enregistré composé de partenaires bénévoles du secteur privé œuvrant dans les domaines des médias, de la publicité, de la production, de la recherche et des entreprises. Le Partenariat continue de bénéficier des fonds de démarrage fournis par Bristol-Myers Squibb et Purdue Pharma. L'objectif du PDFC est d'employer des messages convaincants pour changer l'attitude des préadolescents et des adolescents afin de les amener à modifier leur comportement face à la consommation de drogues illicites et au mauvais usage de médicaments d'ordonnance. Pour en savoir davantage, visitez

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Mark Barber Consulting
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Is abstinence the best policy for addiction?
Noreen Oliver, the award-winning advocate of an abstinence-based approach to rehab, tells Mary O'Hara addicts need choice

Mary O'Hara
The Guardian, Wednesday 1 September 2010
Article history

Noreen Oliver strides into her brightly painted office, smiles broadly and takes a seat opposite a framed collage of newspaper cuttings featuring her outside the rehabilitation centre that she runs. "Sometimes I come in and I look around and I think, 'How did I do all of this?'"

Oliver, 50, has good reason to ask herself the question. When just 31, she had reached such a state of physical decrepitude from alcohol abuse that she was given last rites by a priest, yet, "somehow, I don't know how", she pulled through.

She speaks candidly about her battle with drink. As a teenager in a strict Catholic home, she used alcohol "as a crutch" for her lack of confidence. Her first hospital admission came when she was 25 and she went for nine detoxes in all. "I was a functioning alcoholic. I held down two jobs. But towards the end there were emergency admissions to hospital. I had consultants screaming that I was going through liver failure." She tried to give up but instead pursued a "typical" alcoholic's path of telling herself she "could have one or two drinks, when you can't if you are dependent".

Oliver attributes her recovery – she hasn't had a drink since 1993 – to a number of factors, including a supportive husband (a prison officer she met in rehab) and the fact that her mother and sister found her a place on a 12-step residential rehabilitation programme where abstinence was the treatment of choice.

After almost two decades without alcohol and more than a decade running the BAC (Burton Addiction Centre) O'Connor centres, Oliver has a string of accolades to her name, including an MBE and, most recently, a lifetime achievement award from Iain Duncan Smith's rightwing thinktank, the Centre for Social Justice. This latest award has helped put Oliver's abstinence-based approach to alcohol and drug dependency in the spotlight during an acrimonious time for drug policy.

Debate has long raged as to whether abstinence-only programmes are preferable to harm reduction, including providing drug substitutes such as methadone. It came to a head last week with news that the coalition government is considering stopping the widespread prescription of methadone for heroin users – Labour's favoured policy – and increase the use of "cold turkey" residential programmes. Drug services are also expected to be paid by results if they manage to get addicts off heroin and cocaine. The moves follow proposals to withhold benefits from drug users who refuse treatment. But the UK Drug Policy Commission warned that prejudice toward addicts needs to be challenged if abstinence-based therapy is to work.

Providing choices

As an advocate for abstinence, Oliver might be expected to defend this option to the detriment of others. On the contrary, she refuses to be drawn into a dispute that, she says, is not only divisive, but misses the point. Abstinence is not about telling all addicts that the only way to "move forward" is to stop suddenly, she says – "it's about providing choices".

Any limits on the prescribing of methadone would, she says, be the "antithesis of individualised care" and "may actually put lives at risk". There is no need for a fissure in drugs policy, she argues. The first treatment an addict receives is about "stabilising the chaos", and if that means something other than abstinence, so be it.

When Oliver set up the first BAC O'Connor centre in Burton upon Trent 12 years ago – a second opened in Newcastle-under-Lyme in 2002 – abstinence, she recalls, was a "taboo word". In contrast, she argues that despite the high-profile arguments engulfing policy, there is a burgeoning climate of co-operation among those working in the field, with recovery the word on everybody's lips. She has just founded the Recovery Group UK – made up of academics, rehabilitation service providers and drug- and alcohol-related organisations – to advocate what she calls "a balanced, integrated, seamless treatment system focused on recovery".

BAC opened as a day centre but soon progressed to a residential rehabilitation centre offering therapy and elements such as adult literacy support, and latterly has begun providing short-let flats to help people back into the community. The two centres now treat more than 240 individuals each year and provide therapy for a further 100 family members. There are also 30 recovery champions – ex-service users – working voluntarily across Staffordshire's hospitals, prisons and community drug and alcohol teams, and 80 paid staff, some of who visit police cells and A&E.

At times, Oliver sounds like a cheerleader for the Tories and for David Cameron's "big society". When she talks about Duncan Smith and the CSJ, she sounds almost besotted. "I found him incredible. I don't think I've ever seen a group of politicians engage so openly about [people with a dependency]." She refers frequently to individuals and communities taking more "responsibility" and says people could make more time to contribute to their community if they put their mind to it. But Oliver doesn't let government off the hook. Whitehall departments need to work together more closely, she says, if overlapping problems, such as a criminal record and drug abuse, are to be tackled.

She says a "seamless system" is needed where statutory and voluntary agencies co-operate to get people "off dependency and to an independent life".

People-intensive support

In many ways Oliver defies categorisation. On the one hand she drums home personal "responsibility" as if it's a mantra. She is uncomfortable, for example, with addiction being regarded as a disease because it "makes victims" of people and prevents them from believing they can change "when they can". Yet her approach is rooted in providing ongoing, people-intensive, tailored support for addicts who are unable to help themselves.

As she puts it: "[Drug policy] has been very good at getting people into treatment. We've been very, very good at stabilising them [with methods] such as methadone. What we haven't done and must do is look at what can be done next."

Referring once more to her own struggle to give up drinking, she adds: "The reality is, you can't just put the drink or the drug down. Something has to go with it – people need support as well."

Curriculum vitae
Age 50

Family Married, stepdaughter and grandchildren

Home Nottingham

Education Christ the King RC Secondary School, Nottinghamshire. Four O-Levels: English language, history, domestic science, science; CIM postgraduate in marketing

Career 1998-present: founder and director, BAC O'Connor; 1994-98: various roles including GP and healthcare liaison worker in the community, marketing manager and volunteer, Nottingham Clinic (which became a Priory Clinic); 1989-92: various roles at private care home run by her parents; 1985-89: pharmaceutical representative, Lederle Laboratories; 1978-85: various positions including director of patient services, Sister Rose Private Clinic; 1976-78: dental nurse.

Interests Notts County FC, travel, reading biographies.


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