Tag: National Council on Drug Abuse

All You Need To Know About Jamaica’s Drug Treatment Courts

What is a drug treatment court? The drug treatment court is not quite like other courts in Jamaica. It’s primary purpose is to help with the reduction of drug abuse in the island. A drug treatment court is designed with

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 17, 2016

Turn Back The Toll – Motorists Face March 21 Deadline For Submissions On Fees For North-South Link To Highway 2000. Members of the public have until next Monday – March 21 – to put in writing for consideration by the relevant

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Drug Awareness Month: Marijuana Abuse

Marijuana, also known as ‘weed,’ ‘herb,’ cannabis or ganja, is revered in Jamaican pop culture, its virtues celebrated in many a reggae or dancehall song. Marijuana abuse is not to be taken lightly. The plant is a hallucinogen, which means it alters mood and

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Drug Awareness Month: Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive drug made from the leaves of the coca plant, which is native to South America. It produces short-term euphoria, energy, and talkativeness, in addition to potentially dangerous physical effects like raising the heart rate and

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Chart Of The Day: Average Age Of First Marijuana And Alcohol Use

As mentioned in an earlier post, November is Drug Awareness Month and diGJamaica wants to keep you informed on the topic. This post highlights student drug use. Above see a chart showing the average age of first marijuana and alcohol

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Drug Awareness Month: Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol is a drug and its abuse has chronic effects on the body, leading to problems such as high blood pressure, depression and anxiety, sexual difficulties like impotence, and damage to the nervous system, causing brain wasting. Alcohol abuse can also have devastating

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 15, 2015

1. Ronnie’s Regret! – Minister Laments Failure To Educate Youths Ahead Of Amendments To Ganja Law – Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has revealed that his only regret in the wake of the reform of the ganja law in Jamaica is that to

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 10, 2015

Comrades Fuming … They Don’t Want Joan Gordon Webly In Their Camp. The People’s National Party (PNP) seems set to explode with members, blind with rage and on a collision course with the leadership, following disclosure that old Jamaica Labour Party

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 20, 2015

Revenue Jump: Gov’t Eyes Huge Increase In Tax Haul. Recurrent tax revenues are projected to jump by 54 per cent in the next fiscal year, with the Government indicating it will be seeking to collect $402 billion in taxation this year,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 13, 2014

Outameni Lawsuit. As pressure mounts on the Portia Simpson Miller administration over the controversial National Housing Trust (NHT) purchase of the property on which the Outameni Experience sits, the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has signalled that it is mulling court

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