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Teenage Heroin Epidemic

0 Teenage Heroin EpidemicSwansea Love Story: An award-winning look at a generation lost to heroin, as told through the tragic love story of Amy and Cornelius.

In 2009, Swansea drug agencies reported a 180 percent rise in heroin use, and it’s visible on the city’s streets. Early one morning we meet a young, homeless couple named Amy and Cornelius in a city centre alley. As heroin-addicted alcoholics, they’re smack in the middle of two of South Wales’s most harrowing epidemics.

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Young Heroin Addicts – Swansea Love Story (6 of 6) VICE

0 Young Heroin Addicts   Swansea Love Story (6 of 6) VICEIn the last installment of Swansea Love Story, Lee Dennis shows us the progress he’s made since we first met him, and takes us on a tour of his old stomping grounds. Cornelius and Amy find housing at a local homeless shelter. We find out what caused Amy’s falling out with Cornelius’ dad. Finally, we return to Clinty, who’s got a message for everybody. For more of VICE’s Rule Britannia go to:

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Space Mountain Ride w/ Night Vision @ Disneyland Pre-Refurb

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Ride Space Mountain as it would have appeared before the major rehab for the 50th celebration. Ride shot with night vision.
Space Mountain opened in 1977, invigorating a decade-old Tomorrowland as Disneyland’s second roller coaster. The idea for Anaheim’s ride originated in the mid 1960s, during Walt Disney’s lifetime, as a way to energize the aging Tomorrowland. The project was shelved until the success of Space Mountain in Florida. After two years of construction, the $20 million complex opened May 27 including the roller coaster, 1,100-seat Space Stage, 670-seat Space Place (fast food restaurant) and Starcade.[2] Six Mercury astronauts attended Space Mountain’s opening — Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, Sen. John Glenn, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton.[1] Largely due in part to the opening of Space Mountain, the Memorial Day day attendance record was set, with 185,500 guests over the three-day period.[2]

Space Mountain at Disneyland was designed by Bill Watkins of Walt Disney Imagineering. It was different from the WDW design because of space limitations.

The attraction continued operating without much change: sponsors would come and go, and various minor changes, including the addition of a “Speedramp” (moving sidewalk) in the entrance, happened without fanfare. In 1995, FedEx became the official sponsor for the ride, sparking a number of significant alterations. The queue area was revamped with television monitors looping safety videos, the loading station had a new Audio-Animatronic robot FedEx worker, and other scenic areas were modeled to include FedEx trademarks.[2] In 1996, composer Aarin Richard and show producer Eddie Sotto teamed up to create the first on-board music track for a Disney roller coaster. The creative vision was to fuse two iconic musical forms of the 1960′s — sci-fi horror music and surf music — into a sensory ride experience. All of the music written for the show is based on “Le Carnival Des Animaux: Aquarium” ( The Carnival of the Animals ), written by Camille Saint-Saëns. The first section of the ride’s music is synthesized and entirely devoted to the sci-fi aspect as the rockets leave the station to begin their slow climb to the top. After the vehicles have crested, a rocking surf rendition of the piece kicks in as gravity pulls the vehicles down through the ride’s interweaving turns, hills, and dips. (Guitarist Dick Dale was brought into the Disney Imagineering recording studio to play his famous surf guitar riffs for this section of the music.) As the rockets reenter the loading station, a brief musical finale concludes the experience with a soft, synthesized rendition of “Aquarium.” In 1997, the exterior of the mountain was painted green and gold to match the recent facelift to Tomorrowland. In 2003, the mountain was painted white again.[2] The ride closed suddenly on April 10, 2003, with an announcement that it would remain closed until Disneyland’s 50th anniversary. The ride had become unstable and would need a complete track replacement.[2]

On June 25, 2005 Disneyland surprised its guests by announcing that the reopening of Space Mountain would open early on July 15, instead of the projected November date.[3][4] On July 15, 2005 (with “soft openings” starting 1 July), only two days before Disneyland’s official 50th Anniversary, Space Mountain reopened from a major refurbishment that started in April, 2003. A re-opening ceremony was held that day which featured a guest speaker, Neil Armstrong, who received a plaque that day which said “Presented to Mr. Neil Armstrong for his courage and adventurous spirit that continues to inspire all mankind to reach for the stars”. The plaque also features the Disney quote “It’s kinda fun to do the impossible”. The new Space Mountain features new rocket sleds, a new queue, new music (composed by Michael Giacchino), new special effects and a storyline. The completely rebuilt track is the exact same layout as originally designed by Walt Disney Imagineer Bill Watdisneyland disneyland disneyland disney’s california adventure disney’s california adventure adventureland tomorrowland fantasyland toontown magic kingdom animal epcot frontierland vintage retired yesterland old home movies great moments lincoln main street usa cinema star tours space mountain honey i shrunk the audience captain eo peoplemover mission to mars america sings innoventions skyway autopia carousel of progress matterhorn bobsleds alice in wonderland pinocchio’s daring journey peter pan’s flight snow white’s scary adventure disneyland youtube poop circarama american journeys tokyo disneyseas

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Amy Winehouse Dead – Rehab Singer Dies of Suspected Drug Overdose at 27

0 Amy Winehouse Dead   Rehab Singer Dies of Suspected Drug Overdose at 27Amy Winehouse is dead. Amy Winehouse has died of a suspected drug overdose at 27. Her death is discussed in this epsiode #232 of Hollywood Happens, Youtube’s very first and longest running enterainment show.

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Kingdom Hearts II: Ecstasy

0 Kingdom Hearts II: EcstasyI think I should explain this video. The meaning of it, to me, is beauty. I created it with no other purpose but to showcase the graphics of Kingdom Hearts 2 (the intro, because the ending, being more story-line based, would never have worked for the concept), matched to an equally beautiful song. I feel that the intro of the game and the song both have very ethereal qualities. Some of the commenters have been questioning the editing of the video, wondering why I didn’t use other clips from the game and only using the intro, and what I previously stated would be the answer.

I truly don’t think the same feeling would come from less than stellar graphics when viewing this video. I wanted the viewers to see not just Kingdom Hearts, but the merging of Kingdom Hearts and ATB! Because I created the video to look and sound great separate and apart, its up to the viewer to interpret its meaning. I’m sorry if some people can’t appreciate that! icon biggrin Kingdom Hearts II: Ecstasy

On a different note, I ask that other users who have posted my video, without me giving them a download link, would take it down.

Kingdom Hearts II clips belong to Square Enix. ATB’s Ecstasy belongs solely to ATB. I don’t claim any of this as my own except the editing.

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Drug Abuseاساءة استخدام الأدوية

0 Drug Abuseاساءة استخدام الأدويةDrugs of AbuseBy
Dr. Taghreed A. Ibrahim

Associate Professor of Pharmacognosy
Faculty of Pharmacy- King saud University
What is drug abuse?
The use, usually by self-administration of any drug in a manner that deviates from the approved medical or social patterns within a given culture

CNS effect.
Alter the mood.
Control the mind and the behavior.
Cause addiction.
Withdrawal symptoms.
What is Addiction
A drug is addicting if it causes compulsive, often uncontrollable drug craving, seeking and use, even in the face of negative health and social consequences.
CNS DEPRESSANTS — Drugs that depress the overall functioning of the Central Nervous System (CNS) to induce sedation, muscle relaxation, and drowsiness.

Barbiturates are most often consumed to get “high”.
Barbiturates can cause:








CNS STIMULANTS — Drugs that increase the chemical and electrical activity of the Central Nervous System (CNS) and make the user more alert, active, anxious, restless and, in general, more stimulated than normal.




Physical Effects of Drug Use
Cocaine is a bitter, white, odorless, crystalline drug.

Cocaine is extracted and refined from the Coca Plant, which is grown primarily in the Andean region of South America.

The side effects of cocaine use can be extremely dangerous:

HALLUCINOGENS — Drugs that cause intensified sensations, mixed-up sensations (visual input becomes sound), illusions, delusions, hallucinations, stimulation, and impaired judgment and reasoning.

LSD is generally taken orally, either as a pill, a piece of blotter paper (as seen on right), or via liquid dripped onto a sugar cube. LSD can also be absorbed through the users skin.





MIND ALTERING DRUGS — Drugs that cannot be classified into any single category. Mind altering drugs can contain CNS depressant, CNS stimulant, and/or hallucinogenic properties.


Marijuana – Made from the leaves and flowering tops of the hemp plant.

Hash/Hashish – Concentrated form of marijuana by compressing marijuana resins into small blocks.

Hash Oil – Made by soaking marijuana in a chemical solvent (such as rubbing alcohol) and then evaporating the solvent to obtain an oil concentrate.


Inhalants are ingested into the body by breathing in the vapors of the product. Several methods of inhalation are used by abusers:
Use of a Bag — The bag is filled with the fumes and the user breathes air from the bag. Sometimes users will put their entire head into the bag.

Use of a Rag — The rag is soaked in the product and the user presses the rag over his/her mouth and nose.

Pressurized Containers — Some abusers will inhale the product directly from the container.

PEFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS — Energy producing drugs that are thought to possess various capabilities to boost an athlete’s performance by giving them a competitive edge.


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A History of Opium and Heroin Addiction in the United States Documentary (1972)

0 A History of Opium and Heroin Addiction in the United States Documentary (1972)

Opium (poppy tears, lachryma papaveris) is the dried latex obtained from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum). Opium contains up to 12% morphine, an alkaloid, which is frequently processed chemically to produce heroin for the illegal drug trade. The latex also includes codeine and non-narcotic alkaloids such as papaverine, thebaine and noscapine. The traditional method of obtaining the latex is to scratch (“score”) the immature seed pods (fruits) by hand; the latex leaks out and dries to a sticky yellowish residue that is later scraped off the fruit. The modern method is to harvest and process mature plants by machine. “Meconium” historically referred to related, weaker preparations made from other parts of the poppy or different species of poppies.

The production of opium itself has basically not changed since ancient times. However, through selective breeding of the Papaver somniferum plant, the content of the phenanthrene alkaloids morphine, codeine, and to a lesser extent thebaine, has been greatly increased. In modern times, much of the thebaine, which often serves as the raw material for the synthesis for hydrocodone, hydromorphone, and other semi-synthetic opiates, originates from extracting Papaver orientale or Papaver bracteatum.

Opium for illegal use is often converted into heroin, which is less bulky, making it easier to smuggle, and which multiplies its potency to approximately twice that of morphine. Heroin can be taken by intravenous injection, intranasally, or smoked (vaporized) and inhaled.

Opioid dependency is a medical diagnosis characterized by an individual’s inability to stop using opioids (morphine/heroin, codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, etc.) even when objectively it is in his or her best interest to do so. In 1964 the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence introduced “dependence” as “A cluster of physiological, behavioural and cognitive phenomena of variable intensity, in which the use of a psychoactive drug (or drugs) takes on a high priority. The necessary descriptive characteristics are preoccupation with a desire to obtain and take the drug and persistent drug-seeking behaviour. Determinants and problematic consequences of drug dependence may be biological, psychological or social, and usually interact”. The core concept of the WHO definition of “drug dependence” requires the presence of a strong desire or a sense of compulsion to take the drug; and the WHO and DSM-IV-TR clinical guidelines for a definite diagnosis of “dependence” require that three or more of the following six characteristic features be experienced or exhibited:

* 1. A strong desire or sense of compulsion to take the drug;
* 2. Difficulties in controlling drug-taking behaviour in terms of its onset, termination, or levels of use;
* 3. A physiological withdrawal state when drug use is stopped or reduced, as evidenced by: the characteristic withdrawal syndrome for the substance; or use of the same (or a closely related) substance with the intention of relieving or avoiding withdrawal symptoms;
* 4. Evidence of tolerance, such that increased doses of the drug are required in order to achieve effects originally produced by lower doses;
* 5. Progressive neglect of alternative pleasures or interests because of drug use, increased amount of time necessary to obtain or take the drug or to recover from its effects;
* 6. Persisting with drug use despite clear evidence of overtly harmful consequences, such as harm to the liver, depressive mood states or impairment of cognitive functioning.

The Walid-Robinson Opioid-Dependence (WROD) Questionnaire was designed based on these guidelines.

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