Sunrise Christian College (SCCFPI)

P2B Bonbon, Butuan City 8600 Philippines

Drug prevention, a concern of our School

Posted by sairaron on February 1, 2008

    Many people say that drug is the “inn” thing nowadays. By drugs, we mean “illegal drugs” or those that are prohibited by law to be dispensed over the counter. One article of the PDEA defined drug technically as a Chemical Substance that affects the normal functioning of the body.

We have plenty spreading over the country, information about illegal drugs and how it operates to harm or even destroy the human race and we owe such information to our government especially the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). Of course, it is the law that moved them and worthy to mention is the R.A. 9165.

Well folks, we can’t wait to reveal them. On the list are: The Cannabis or otherwise known as “marijuana”. This is declared illegal because its smoke contains 50% more tar than high-tar cigarettes which put users at an increased risk of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases; we also have cocaine. Mixing cocaine with alcohol is dangerous cocktail and can greatly increase the chances of sudden death. We also have Ecstasy which makes the body ignore distress signals such as dehydration, dizziness and exhaustion and can interfere with body’s ability to regulate temperature. It can severely damage the organs such as the kidneys and the liver.

Heroin can also lead to coma and death through respiratory depression. LSD or Hallucinogens can also produce delusions and distorted perceptions and severe terrifying thoughts and feelings such as fear of losing control, fear of insanity and death and despair.

Methamphetamine, or otherwise known as “shabu” in the streets. It can sometimes trigger aggression, violence and bizarre behavior among users.

Well, I hope I have informed you a bit. Anyway, next publication we’ll have more knowledge on drugs not only as a requirement for higher education such as Sunrise Christian College, but as part of service to our students… Shalom…..

By: Antonio C.  Medroso


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