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Welcome to the English website of the League Against Intoxicants (LAI)

(Our Norwegian name: Forbundet Mot Rusgift - FMR).
On this website we present documents or links to documents which we think might be valuable to understand the drug situation in the world, in the family, within youth groups, and the relationship between the single individual, the society and the intoxicants.

Scientific and Advisory Board, Eurad:

Naltrexon

2004-10-30
Much has been said about Naltrexone, leading in many cases to confusion. It is the aim of this report to shed some light on this topic and to introduce the layperson to this drug and its uses.

Legal access to needles and syringes...


2004-10-26
In a study, published in The European Journal of Public Health with first author, Ellen J. Amundsen, it is shown that, when considered together, the different measures to prevent HIV-transmission in Scandinavia, a high level of HIV-testing and counselling render better results than legal and ready access to clean syringes and needles. This is the only study, so far, where these measures are evaluated comparatively.

EURAD about injection rooms in Norway:

- It's still time to think twice

2004-09-07
Ms. Grainne Kenny, the president of Europe Against Drugs, EURAD, expressed concern for the Norwegian situation, at the Oslo-meeting recently. In Norway a majority in the Parliament last summer voted to instruct the government to open up for trials with injecting rooms.

New publication

Is cannabis a harmless drug?


2004-01-19
The question that keeps coming to one's mind is rather simple: is there not a contrast, a real cultural collision between efforts by the international community to negotiate and agree on a Convention on Tobacco, because of the lethal consequences of its abuse, and the frequently heard calls to liberalise the production, trafficking and abuse of cannabis - a substance known to bring about even greater damage to health?

The present state of injection rooms in Norway

2003-10-25
The 21st of June 2002, a majority in the Norwegian Parliament decided to request the Government to prepare and implement a trial with injection rooms in Norway, preferably in Oslo. In co-operation with the Municipality of Oslo the preparations for such a trial in one room in Oslo has gone on.

MARIJUANA AS MEDICINE?


2003-10-10
- The hoax of using a smoked weed as medicine is the Trojan Horse of the new
millennium. This was what dr. Andrea G. Barthwell said at the New England Governors' Summit on Drug Use
October 8, 2003

Australia

Injection room without provable effect

2003-08-06
One injection room, established in Sydney, Australia in May 2001 has been evaluated after 18 months. The researchers did not succeed in showing any preventative effects on overdose mortality.

Norway:

The Government says no to injection rooms


2002-05-08
On the 7th of May 2002 the Norwegian government presented its proposal for revision of this year's national budget. In this document they also proposed a no to implementing injection rooms

European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction - 2002 Annual report

2002-05-02
The annual report 2002 is now available from the EMCDDA home site.

INCB report 2001


2002-02-27
The INCB (International Narcotics Control Board) has released its report for 2001.
The report reproaches Governments in Europe who have adopted a liberal policy vs.cannabis, and says that the establishing of injecting rooms is in breach of international drug conventions, and not in line with obligations which governments have committed themselves to, to reduce the demand for illicit drugs by the year 2008.

Hard struggle on injection rooms in Norway

2001-01-30
The city of Oslo is a member of ECAD - The European Cities Against Drugs. Never the less Oslo has an increasing problem with injecting heroin use, and the tendency among many professionals in the field has been to be in favour of harm reduction measures. Since long Oslo has had an extensive needle exchange program, and during this autumn a majority in the City Parliament has been in favour of establishing a couple of injecting rooms.

Global Illicit Drug Trends


2000-09-25
This UN report takes a statistical approach to assessing the status of the world supply of and demand for illicit drugs. Based on data and estimates collected or prepared by governments, UNDCP (United Nations International Drug Control Programme) and other international

INCB 1999:

Drug Injection Rooms - Not in Line with International Conventions

2000-02-25
The explicit or tacit approval of so called drug injection rooms -- or "shooting galleries" -- are seen as a step in the direction of drug legalization, according to the views of the Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), in a press release. Neither is it in accordance with the UN conventions.

INCB:

The 1999 Annual Report on the worldwide drug situation


2000-02-24
The INCB annual report, released on February 23rd- 2000, pinpoints the use of government-sanctioned drug injection rooms, by addicts in some countries. Such establishments are not in accordance with the UN conventions and the Board regards them as places where breaking the law goes unpunished. The INCB is also concerned about increasing use of cannabis among young people. Growing numbers of young users and the high availability of the drug, in combination with accepting or lenient attitudes by some Governments, makes it the more necessary to strengthen the fight against cannabis. These and more drug policy questions are discussed in the report.

International Narcotics Control Board, (INCB)

The 1999 Annual Report on the worldwide drug situation

2000-02-23
The INCB annual report, released on February 23rd- 2000, pinpoints the use of government-sanctioned drug injection rooms, by addicts in some countries. Such establishments are not in accordance with the UN conventions and the Board regards them as places where breaking the law goes unpunished. The INCB is also concerned about increasing use of cannabis among young people. Growing numbers of young users and the high availability of the drug, in combination with accepting or lenient attitudes by some Governments, makes it the more necessary to strengthen the fight against cannabis. These and more drug policy questions are discussed in the report.

Improving the quality of the cannabis debate


2000-01-20

I denne artikkelen i British Medical Journal (BMJ 2000;320:108-110 8 January) av John Strang, John Witton, og Wayne Hall, hevder forfatterne at cannabisdebatten ofte blir forstyrret av at media presenterer et svarthvittbilde , enten at cannabis er fullstendig harmløst i rekreasjonell bruk og derfor skulle bli tillatt, eller at rekreasjonell bruk er skadelig og at cannabis derfor bør fortsette å være forbudt.


Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base

1999-10-01

I denne rapporten, som ble utarbeidet av Janet E. Joy, Stanley J. Watson, Jr., og John A. Benson, Jr., ved Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health , INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE i 1998 på oppdrag fra den amerikanske regjering, gjennomgår forfatterne det vitenskapelige grunnlaget for å hevde at cannabis er en medisin, eventuelt for hvilke sykdommer.


Different views of elation


"Elation" is a feeling of great or exessive joy, a fortification of emotions, a feeling of more or less strong excitement, a more or less distinct all-including sense of wellbeing, that is to say harmony between the body, the soul, and the surroundings. People have always aimed at this attractive state of mind, which could be said to resemble the intoxication caused by drugs.

Alcohol Problems in the Family

1998-12-18
This is a report to the European Union, documenting problems associated with alkohol use in European Familys. If you rather want to read a press statement on the report, made by EU-commisioner Flynn, you can do so here.

Women and alcohol


Have you ever heard the phrase: "Women, wine and song"? Nowadays this expression will be considered more or less a cliché, describing shallow characters' high life, full of enjoyment and free from care. On the other hand, it is interesting to notice how this cliché makes reference to women, comparing them to intoxicants, a commodity, or eventually just a pleasing way to kill time. The strange thing is that this cliché can be said to have regained some of its original meaning today.

New Trends in Drug Abuse in Norway

1997-05-18
European Ministerial Conference, 15.- 16. May 1997, TROMSØ, Norwegian Directorate for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems.

"George Soros' Agenda for Drug Legalization, Death, and Welfare"


1997-01-15
Described by the New York Times as "The world's single largest donor" (Dec. 17,1996), Soros uses his philanthropy to change - or more accurately deconstruct - the moral values and attitudes of the Western world, and particularly of the American people. While others give to the arts and higher education or to better the quality of the lives of their fellow men, Soros funds campaigns for euthanasia and to legalize illegal drugs.

Satement of the Non-Governmental Organisation to the WHO Conference on Health, Society and Alcohol - Paris 1995

1996-02-15
The tragedy and costs associated with alcohol use throughout Europe are faced on a daily basis by non-governmental organisations working in the field of alcohol problems. In the climate of rapid social change and commercial deregulation, unregulated alcohol marketing and use represent a Pandora's box of troubles that we can ill afford to unleash either here or in the Developing World via an unfettered alcohol trade.

Marijuana is NOT a medicine


1995-09-15

The advocates of legalization of marijuana are working hard to convince people that marijuana should be legalized. Part of their strategy is to claim that marijuana should be regarded as medicine.


What are the health and psycological consequences of cannabis use?

1995-07-01
By the authors of the periodical "Mot Rusgift" (Against intoxicants)
An expert group, appointed by the Australian government, has investigated and assessed the research which has been carried out on cannabis (haschich and marijuana) and its health and psychological effects during the recent years. The groups report should be considered as the authoritative description of what science today knows about cannabis. The report also describes the uncertainty which still exists in many fields within cannabis research, which is the reason why the group expresses itself with reservations on topics where the evidence is contradictory or where the research material still remains insufficient.

Europe's Fifth Freedom


1994-08-15
This article is a survey and an analysis of the West European drug liberalism, and a survey and a description of the arguments and proposals which are being used by the drug liberals in Western Europe. A survey of the political support given to the drug liberal arguments and proposals in Western Europe, within EU and the West European countries.

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