ZCLDN

ZCLDN The Zimbabwe Civil Liberties and Drug Network is an independent organization working in the dangerous drugs field in Zimbabwe. Our major aim is to see a Zimbabwean society which is free from drug abuse and misuse.

The organization subscribes to the idea that drug policies should be embedded in public health, human rights and scientific research. It is in this view that our organization shall strive to promote a health Zimbabwe through various campaigns to encourage a health citizen.

The theme for the year 2015 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Traficking (The World Drug Day) is;"LET'S D...
16/06/2015

The theme for the year 2015 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Traficking (The World Drug Day) is;
"LET'S DEVELOP
OUR LIVES
OUR COMMUNITIES
OUR IDENTITIES
WITHOUT DRUGS"
Lets keep our youths and our future free from the harm of drugs.....

The theme for the year 2015 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Traficking (The World Drug Day) is;
"LET'S DEVELOP
OUR LIVES
OUR COMMUNITIES
OUR IDENTITIES
WITHOUT DRUGS"
Lets keep our youths and our future free from the harm of drugs.....

Whither to Zimbabwe.
20/05/2015

Whither to Zimbabwe.

Zim woman held with $200 000 worth of drugs at airport in India

A 37-year-old woman from Zimbabwe was caught with 12 kg of a chemical narcotic, suspected to be methaqualone, worth over $200 000 by customs officers at the Mumbai international airport in the early hours of Monday while she was leaving the country.

A sniffer dog at the departures terminal detected the presence of the drug during the customs check.

Nkomazana Nomtandazo was held at around 3 am before she was slated to board the Etihad flight EY 205 to Johannesburg in South Africa with a stop over at Abu Dhabi.

From Johannesburg, Nomtandazo planned to enter Zimbabwe using another route. She was held after the sniffer dog Annie passed by her bag and gave “positive signals” to its handlers and other customs officers who then conducted a separate check and discovered the contraband.

The white crystalline powder was then concluded to be methaqualone and weighed at 12.913 kg and valued at over $200 000 in the illicit market.

“The powder was concealed within the specially-created false compartments inside the top and bottom of her check-in suitcase,” said an officer from the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU).

Nomtandazo was arrested under relevant sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and remanded to judicial custody.

“In her questioning, she has claimed that she was handed over the drug by her brother-in-law in Delhi who had asked her to hand it over to her sister in Zimbabwe. She says she did not suspect anything since he was her immediate relative, and did as he instructed,” said another AIU officer.

She had come from a New Delhi in a domestic flight the previous day and stayed for a night at a local hotel in Mumbai.

According to the immigration stamps on her passport, she had been in the country for not more than a few weeks.

Drugs including amphetamine, ketamine, methamphetamine and methaqualone are heavily smuggled out of India and are illegally manufactured in sick industrial units and small-time pharmaceutical factories

Nehanda Radio/Asian Age.com

05/03/2015

Addiction to hard drugs and substances is a medical condition requiring treatment, not incarceration.#treatnotjail# An addict requires help, not prosecution.#supportdontpunish#

05/03/2015

Keeping our society free from Drug Abuse and related harm is a task all must commit to - the cost of indifference is simply too great to consider.

01/03/2015

Meanwhile in Alaska,
Tomorrow will mark a major step forward in the implementation of Alaska’s ma*****na legalization law, as personal cultivation, possession, and consumption become legal. Last November, Alaskans voted 53-47% in favor of ma*****na legalization, making it the first “red” state to pass such a law. it is now legal for someone 21 years of age or over to possess up to an ounce of ma*****na, grow up to six ma*****na plants in their homes (provided that only three of them are mature at any time), and to share up to 1 ounce of ma*****na with someone 21 or over and give them up to six immature ma*****na plants. Private consumption will be completely legal for those 21 and over, though public consumption remains illegal.

Jamaica has decriminalised the possession of small amounts of ma*****na for personal use. The country's parliament passe...
26/02/2015
Jamaica decriminalises ma*****na use

Jamaica has decriminalised the possession of small amounts of ma*****na for personal use. The country's parliament passed a much-debated law allowing the possession of up to 2oz (57g) of ma*****na. It will also allow for a licensing authority to oversee the medical and scientific uses of the plant.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31618389

Jamaica's parliament decriminalises the possession of small amounts of ma*****na for personal use.

It seems that much of the world made up their mind a long time ago about the dangers of illegal substances but booze pre...
26/02/2015
New Study Finds Ma*****na Safer Than Alcohol Or To***co | IFLScience

It seems that much of the world made up their mind a long time ago about the dangers of illegal substances but booze presents the highest risk of death, followed by ni****ne, co***ne and he**in, suggesting the risks of alcohol consumption have likely been underestimated in the past. Ma*****na was found to be significantly less deadly and sat at the other end of the spectrum, in agreement with previous research which has consistently ranked it as the safest recreational drug.


http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/new-study-suggests-risks-ma*****na-use-have-been-overestimated

Using a novel method to measure the risk of mortality associated with the use of various legal and illegal drugs, scientists have confirmed what earlier studies have indicated: alcohol is the deadliest, while ma*****na is the least risky.

THE SCIENCE OF DECRIMINALIZING DRUGSWHAT HAPPENS WHEN STATES EASE UP ON PENALTIES FOR POSSESSIONIs there a difference be...
04/02/2015
The Science Of Decriminalizing Drugs

THE SCIENCE OF DECRIMINALIZING DRUGS
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN STATES EASE UP ON PENALTIES FOR POSSESSION
Is there a difference between decriminalization and legalization?
Yes. Decriminalization generally means laws that reduce or eliminate the punishments associated with possessing small amounts of ma*****na or other recreational drugs.
In a decriminalized state, selling lots of drugs is still a serious crime. Legalization, on the other hand, means allowing people not only to consume, but also to sell bulk amounts of a drug. A legalized state may even try to set up a system for regulating and taxing drug sales.

http://www.popsci.com/science-decriminalize-legalize-drugs-ma*****na-weed

What happens when states ease up on penalties for possession

Zvanzi aive akasticker akabatwa nemushonga wechikosoro. This medicine is meant to cure coughs but it has since been assi...
26/12/2014

Zvanzi aive akasticker akabatwa nemushonga wechikosoro. This medicine is meant to cure coughs but it has since been assigned other uses by many. Exceeding the prescribed dose, together with prolonged and continuous use lead to dependence and addiction.This medicine may lead to to drowsiness and impaired concentration, which may be aggravated by simultaneous intake of alcohol or other central nervous system depressants. Stay away from DRUGS!!!

Zvanzi aive akasticker akabatwa nemushonga wechikosoro. This medicine is meant to cure coughs but it has since been assigned other uses by many. Exceeding the prescribed dose, together with prolonged and continuous use lead to dependence and addiction.This medicine may lead to to drowsiness and impaired concentration, which may be aggravated by simultaneous intake of alcohol or other central nervous system depressants. Stay away from DRUGS!!!

17/12/2014

Repressive drug policies lead to increased levels of harms for people who use drugs. Time for a change!!! Instead of punishing drug and substance dependent people we should be offering them services that address any health and social problems that they may have. “The most successful approaches would be those that are humane and promote harm reduction such as compulsory drug rehabilitation, counseling and treatment.“The most effective weapon in the war against drugs is education. Reach young people with the truth about drugs”

People take drugs to feel closer to God: MadonnaMadonna has revealed she thinks people take drugs to get closer to God a...
03/12/2014
People take drugs to feel closer to God: Madonna - Nehanda Radio

People take drugs to feel closer to God: Madonna

Madonna has revealed she thinks people take drugs to get closer to God and admitted that she herself tried most narcotics but didn’t enjoy their side effects. The 56-year-old star believes people take drugs in a bid to feel closer to God and claims she’s tried them all at one stage or another during her life.

She said: ”It’s about how people take drugs to connect to God or a higher level of consciousness. I keep saying, ‘Plugging into the matrix’. If you get high, you can do that, which is why a lot of people drop acid or do drugs, because they want to get closer to God.

”But there’s going to be a short circuit, and that’s the illusion of drugs, because they give you the illusion of getting closer to God, but ultimately they kill you.”

The Like A Virgin singer confessed, however, that she didn’t enjoy the effects of most narcotics and instantly regretted her actions once they entered her blood stream.

She continued: ”I mean, I tried everything once, but as soon as I was high, I spent my time drinking tons of water to get it out of my system. I was like, ‘Okay, I’m done now’.”

The blonde beauty also touched on her feelings about dying and revealed she constantly tries to live life to the fullest. Speaking to magician David Blaine for Interview magazine, she added: ”I became obsessed with death, and the idea that you never know when death will arrive, so one has to do as much as possible all the time to get the most out of life.” BangShowBiz.com

- See more at: http://nehandaradio.com/2014/12/02/people-take-drugs-feel-closer-god-madonna/#sthash.4Tn9h7oJ.dpuf

Madonna has revealed she thinks people take drugs to get closer to God and admitted that she herself tried most narcotics but didn't enjoy their side effects.

The Zimbabwe Civil Liberties and Drug Network family is proud to inform you all that we have struck a partnership with t...
30/10/2014

The Zimbabwe Civil Liberties and Drug Network family is proud to inform you all that we have struck a partnership with the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe to roll out a Drug and Substance Abuse awareness programe dubbed: Youth Pledge For A Drug-free lifestyle:Role of the Church.

This a project that seeks to activate the role of the church in the face of the imminent explosion that the use of drugs poses on our society. The church is ultimately responsible for the moral-social well-being of the society hence as an organization we intend to join forces with the church in fighting this vice through coming up with workable prevention interventions that addresss health and human development of the youth prioritizing the welfare of families and communities. The purpose of the project is to make information on drugs, in general, to be readily available for all at these institutions without any prejudice.

•The main objective of this church awareness programme is to strengthen the capacity of families and communities with the necessary knowledge and skills to prevent drug abuse among the youth to lead healthy and safe lives.
• To mobilize church officials, parents/guardians and youths into a network against drug abuse
• To create opportunities for young people to gain knowledge and skills to lead drug free lives at the same time setting exemplary behavior.
• To make readily available, textbooks, documents and other materials on drugs and their harmful effects because the most effective weapon in the war on drugs is education.
• To create platforms for active discussion and analysis of topics on drugs to curb families and society vulnerability.
• To put in place sound long term programmes for the church organizations.
• To build the capacity of churches and communities to run efficient anti-drug programmes long after the project has been terminated.

The Zimbabwe Civil Liberties and Drug Network family is proud to inform you all that we have struck a partnership with the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe to roll out a Drug and Substance Abuse awareness programe dubbed: Youth Pledge For A Drug-free lifestyle:Role of the Church.

This a project that seeks to activate the role of the church in the face of the imminent explosion that the use of drugs poses on our society. The church is ultimately responsible for the moral-social well-being of the society hence as an organization we intend to join forces with the church in fighting this vice through coming up with workable prevention interventions that addresss health and human development of the youth prioritizing the welfare of families and communities. The purpose of the project is to make information on drugs, in general, to be readily available for all at these institutions without any prejudice.

•The main objective of this church awareness programme is to strengthen the capacity of families and communities with the necessary knowledge and skills to prevent drug abuse among the youth to lead healthy and safe lives.
• To mobilize church officials, parents/guardians and youths into a network against drug abuse
• To create opportunities for young people to gain knowledge and skills to lead drug free lives at the same time setting exemplary behavior.
• To make readily available, textbooks, documents and other materials on drugs and their harmful effects because the most effective weapon in the war on drugs is education.
• To create platforms for active discussion and analysis of topics on drugs to curb families and society vulnerability.
• To put in place sound long term programmes for the church organizations.
• To build the capacity of churches and communities to run efficient anti-drug programmes long after the project has been terminated.

22/10/2014

So its on tomorrow 23 OCTOBER 2014 @ RAINBOW TOWERS: DELTA-BOOST INTERCOLLEGIATE ETHICS AND TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE 2014. Theme: “Personal Ethics: Advancing the fight against Alcohol & Drug Abuse and Risky Social Behaviour”

Research has shown that there is a positive relationship between substance use and high risk s*x. People who drink more, use more drugs, or do either in conjunction with s*x are more likely to engage in high-risk activities.The BOOST Fellows are not immune to peer pressure in their various institutions, which sometimes results in risky social behavior. Delta Corporation, the leading beverages manufacturer in this country has decided to focus on creating awareness for students in tertiary institutions, on alcohol & drug abuse and risky social behaviour. To be able to conduct this effectively, the theme for the 2014 Delta Ethics & Transparency Initiative incorporated developing personal ethics in the individual. The students embarked on community projects that targeted the appropriate ages mainly through awareness media campaigns and other public relations methods to encourage their respective audiences to drink responsibly.
Its now time to judge their projects and give out the prizes to the would be deserved winners.You are all invited!!!

The World Anti Drug Day commemorations held at Stodart Hall Stadium Mbare.
15/07/2014

The World Anti Drug Day commemorations held at Stodart Hall Stadium Mbare.

The World Anti Drug Day commemorations held at Stodart Hall Stadium Mbare.

There we go, instead of punishing drug and substance dependent people we should be offering them services that address a...
27/06/2014

There we go, instead of punishing drug and substance dependent people we should be offering them services that address any health and social problems that they may have. “The most successful approaches would be those that are humane and promote harm reduction such as compulsory drug rehabilitation, counseling and treatment for those who are drug dependent.“The most effective weapon in the war against drugs is education. Reach young people with the truth about drugs”

There we go, instead of punishing drug and substance dependent people we should be offering them services that address any health and social problems that they may have. “The most successful approaches would be those that are humane and promote harm reduction such as compulsory drug rehabilitation, counseling and treatment for those who are drug dependent.“The most effective weapon in the war against drugs is education. Reach young people with the truth about drugs”

25/06/2014

You are all invited to the Global Day of Action Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Commemorations to be held at Harare Town House from 12:00hrs - 14:00hrs tomorrow Thursday 26th June 2014. The heightened risks faced by drug and substance dependent people can no longer be ignored. Drug and substance abuse has become a household problem in Zimbabwe and the world over. Zimbabwe Civil Liberties and Drugs Network will join millions of activists and make its voice heard as part of the global Support: Don’t Punish Campaign. The SUPPORT: DONT PUNISH is a global advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the harms being caused by current drug policies. Its simple, your commitment and participation can help those who are drug dependent to change attitudes to lead healthy and safe lives.

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