Aim at Drug Eradication
Take good care of yourself !


Drug hazards caused by stimulants and cannabis are stalking around you. Abusing these drugs out of curiosity is spreading to students and housewives. Without knowing how dreadful drugs are, some people expose themselves to drugs with a permissive thinking "I will use it only once." This leads to obsession with drugs and they end up losing their lives. Drug abuse is not only a problem for abusers themselves but a big problem for our society itself as some traffic accidents and violent crimes such as murder are triggered by drug abuse.

Harmful effects caused by abusing stimulants and cannabis:

Stimulants

Stimulants such as amphetamine and methamphetamine are chemically synthesized drugs in colorless crystal form or white crystalline powder form which have no smell but a bitter taste. Using stimulants brings about an effect of stimulating the central nervous system that often leads to a high, relieving fatigue and depression, and a delusion of increased efficiency in works.
The effects can last for five to six hours. As the effects begin to wear off, the users experience fatigue, depression and a decrease in energy level. Escaping from these uncomfortable feelings and trying to feel high again often lead to repeated and habitual use that results in addiction. Once addicted, the users experience severe delusions, visual and auditory hallucinations.


Penalty for possession, transfer or use of stimulants:
Imprisonment for 10 years or less

Stimulants in crystal form Stimulants in tablet form Seized stimulants
Stimulants in crystal form Stimulants in tablet form Seized stimulants

Cannabis

Cannabis has different colors and forms such as green or brown dried leaves commonly known as marijuana, dark green or brown resin in stick, slab and block forms as hash, and dark green or black sticky tar in liquid form as hash oil. Using cannabis brings about an exhilaration, talkativeness, and acute senses of sight, hearing, taste, and touch that lead to sensory disorders. Some users experience hallucinations and delusions with their thinking split, a sense of time, past, prensent and future distorted, and emotions unstable.
The effects can last for five to six hours. As the effects begin to wear off, the users experience fatigue, depression and a decrease in energy level. Escaping from these uncomfortable feelings and trying to feel high again often lead to repeated and habitual use that results in addiction. Once addicted, the users experience severe delusions, visual and auditory hallucinations.


Penalty for possession or transfer of cannabis :
Imprisonment for 5 years or less

Flower clusters of female cannabis plants Flower clusters of male cannabis plants Seized marijuana
Stimulants in crystal form Stimulants in tablet form Seized stimulants

Cocain

Cocain is made from the leaves of coca plants which are cultivated in countries such as Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia. The leaves are put through a chemical process to extract cocain at clandestine laboratories mainly located in Colombia. Colombian drug syndicates are smuggling cocain to many parts of the world.
Due to cocain's stimulating effects, the users experience a psychological and physical exhilaration, decreased fatigue and hunger,increased alertness that lead to a delusion of increased physical energy and intellectual functioning. With repeated use, the users experience various side effects similar to those from amphetamine or methamphetamine addiction.
The effects last for twenty to thirty minutes, a very short duration compared with amphetamine or methamphetamine. This leads to increased number of occasions to use and committing crimes at times to obt


ain cocain.

Penalty for possession, transfer or use of cocain:
Imprisonment for 7 years or less

Coca plants bearing berries Cocain in powder form Crack(new type of cocain)
Coca plants bearing berries Cocain in powder form Crack(new type of cocain)

Psychotoropic substance

Psychotoropic substances are drugs to treat neurosis, insomnia, etc. whose purchase over the counter requires a prescription from a doctor. Abusers of the substances are increasing in number, particularly among young people. The abuse leads to side effects of addiction such as headaches, convulsions, and delusions. The danger lies in an overdose resulting in death as triggered by other drugs.


Penalty for possession of psychotoropic substances for transfer purpose:
Imprisonment for 3 years or less

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Psychotoropic substance

* Committing crimes, theft, blackmailing, etc., to make money for drugs.

* Unpredictable actions to cause harm to those nearby including abusers' family.

* Making those nearby including abusers' family lead a everyday life in fear.

Drug-related crimes/incidents

* Tresspass, carrying knives, furthermore assaulting pedestrians to death, etc., which are triggered by hallucinations and delusions by abusing drugs.

* Traffic accidents caused by a poor judgment by abusing drugs.

Aftereffects on next generations

* Possible abnormalities on newborns or stillbirth from drug-abusing pregnant women. There is a so-called cocain baby problem overseas. The cocain baby is a newborn affected by cocain used by a pregnant mother when it is a fetus. The newborn has some abnormalities on its brain or physical development. It takes time for some newborns affected by the drug to leave ICUs.

* Flashbacks as the aftereffects. Flashbacks are recurrences of mental disorders such as hallucinations and delusions triggered by mental stress or drinking alcohol while leading a normal life after quitting drugs.


Let's get rid of drugs with your cooperation !

To eliminate drugs, stimulants, cannabis that cause hazards to our society, destroying your life and family, it is very important for each of you to re-recognize how dreadful drugs are.
As drug pushers, gang members and illegal aliens try to approach you to make money. You will get nowhere with drugs.

Let's pull together to get rid of drugs out of our society !


For inquiries, please contact Drug Enforcement Division,
Kanagawa prefectural police hqs, Tel# 045-211-1212
or nearby local police stations.


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