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Gifts of Freedom: Losses from Drug Addiction in the Post-Soviet Space

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The Soviet Union practically did not know drug addiction. No matter what his critics tried to assert, this terrible phenomenon in the USSR had local, even, rather, isolated manifestations and in no case acquired the character of a mass social evil threatening the future of entire nations. With the disintegration of the great country into many independent states, almost each of them faced the vices and troubles that its inhabitants had previously learned about exclusively from the TV show "Abroad". Drug addiction is no exception.


Consider the situation in our home, Russia. The increase in the number of its citizens who use drugs began from the time of perestroika. Moreover, it happened at an alarmingly fast pace: from 1984 to the collapse of the USSR, their number, according to the Ministry of Health, doubled. Then the most terrible thing began: the most diverse dope poured into the country, from hashish to heroin, the peak of its use came at the end of the dashing 90s.

Since then, the situation has hardly changed. On the one hand, after many years, during which there was practically no effective opposition from the state to drug trafficking and drug use, it was possible to create rather effective bodies to resist this evil and develop more or less effective strategies to combat it. On the other hand, a number of factors contributed to the fact that drug addiction in our country continued to spread.

Estimates of the scale of the problem, as is always the case with the issue, which different departments undertake to cover, each of which has its own approach and its own system of statistics, differ very significantly. For example, in 2006, Russian doctors talked about 350 drug addicts who were registered with them, and employees of the Federal Drug Control Service claimed that the number of their users in the country exceeded 2 million. In 2014, according to the estimates of the same Federal Drug Control Service, it was already about 8 million drug users, 3 million of whom could be considered complete drug addicts.

Drugs are death. In 2016, the chief freelance narcologist of the Russian Ministry of Health, Yevgeny Brun, claimed that at least 8 thousand people die every year in the country specifically because of their use. The assessments of the domestic Ministry of Internal Affairs are less pessimistic, although, of course, they also give no reason for joy. According to statistics from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as of 2011, drug addiction claimed the lives of 3,75 thousand Russians annually, and in 2017 this number exceeded 4,8 thousand people. At the moment, the death rate from drugs in Russia is 4,4 thousand people a year.

However, the reliability of these data also raises some doubts: according to many experts, those who died from drug addiction should include not only those who died from an overdose of a deadly potion, but also those who were taken to the grave by chronic diseases caused by its use, or accidents , suicide, violent acts for the same reason. In this case, the terrible numbers, of course, will grow significantly.

Contrary to some assertions, Russia is still neither the world nor the European leader in drug deaths. Fortunately, in the corresponding rating compiled by the UN a couple of years ago, we are far from the leading position - 9th place. The United States is in first place, by a huge margin from other countries. However, in terms of terrible statistics, ultra-prosperous Sweden or pastoral Iceland are far ahead of us. And among the countries of the post-Soviet space, there are leaders whom we, I would like to believe, will not catch up. And if Estonia has bypassed us by only one position, then post-Maidan Ukraine takes 6th place in the list. The subject of the study by UN specialists was the number of citizens who die from an overdose per 1 million inhabitants of the country. The situation is sad ...

Generally speaking, according to official data, among the former republics of the USSR, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan traditionally rank first in terms of the number of drug addicts. Russia is inferior to them. In recent years, as mentioned above, the spread of this evil in Ukraine has sharply increased, where there is practically no fight against it due to the complete destruction of the law enforcement system as such. This problem is also of considerable relevance for Moldova.

Tellingly, in countries that are closer to the main centers of cultivation of the same opium, such as Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan or Turkmenistan, the level of drug addiction is lower than in Moldova and Ukraine, which consider themselves to be "European states". The lowest level of drug consumption, at least according to official data, is in Armenia, Uzbekistan and Belarus. Be that as it may, but not a single country in the post-Soviet space can consider itself completely free from this evil.

To a large extent, this is facilitated by the fact that the former territories of the USSR lie on the path of one of the main routes of world drug trafficking - the "northern" or "silk" one. According to it, Afghan heroin, the production of which has almost doubled annually since the beginning of the intervention of NATO "peacekeeping" forces in this country, goes through the countries of Central Asia to Russia, and then to Europe. Only now, to our great regret, over the past decade we have turned from a transit country into a consumer country of this deadly potion. According to some estimates, up to 70 tons of Afghan heroin are deposited and consumed in Russia annually. Synthetic drugs and the so-called smoking mixtures come to us mainly from China and Europe.

It is impossible to predict and calculate how many more of our compatriots will become victims of this undeclared war. In any case, according to some estimates, Afghan heroin alone kills more Russian guys every year than they died in all the years of hostilities that the Soviet Army waged in that country. The longer our country postpones a real war on drug addiction, the greater the losses it will incur.
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  1. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 27 August 2020 18: 25 New
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    Now they poison young people with spice and salt, and in the 90s, the beginning of the 98s, yes, they mowed heroin a lot, for a year and a half I was on a business trip at the Tajik border, extinguished the mujahideen, fought drug trafficking, came home at XNUMX, heroin in bulk.
    1. Obi-Wan Kenobi
      Obi-Wan Kenobi 28 August 2020 06: 24 New
      +5
      The article contains statistics data. Because only registered drug addicts are taken. And not registered where have gone?
      As practice shows, these data must be multiplied by 2, or even by 4.
      And we get a more or less exact number of drug addicts in the first approximation.
  2. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 27 August 2020 18: 30 New
    +2
    White death hovers over the planet.
  3. imobile2008
    imobile2008 27 August 2020 18: 30 New
    -16
    Drugs came to the USSR from Afghanistan... Before that, no one had heard, even what is abroad.
    1. Campanella
      Campanella 27 August 2020 18: 38 New
      12
      Uzbeks smoked Anasha for a long time, even during the Soviet era.
      1. Pessimist22
        Pessimist22 27 August 2020 18: 48 New
        +8
        So in the USSR, hemp was grown more than anyone else in the world, for hemp and oil.
        1. tol100v
          tol100v 27 August 2020 19: 50 New
          +7
          Quote: Pessimist22
          So in the USSR, hemp was grown more than anyone else in the world, for hemp and oil.

          Only the USSR was growing technical hemp, which was called "bespontovaya" by the "experts"!
          1. Ingvar 72
            Ingvar 72 28 August 2020 09: 06 New
            10
            Quote: Tol100v
            which the "experts" called "bespontovaya"!

            It was also suitable for a maneuver. bully
            According to the article, in the mid-90s we had a group of 18-20 people. Until the 6s, XNUMX ros survived, including me. Everyone dabbled in grass, then many switched to white. This is precisely the danger of weed - with its safety in terms of addiction, it is a starting drug for heavier ones. Before my eyes, young, healthy guys were turning into complete drug addicts. And all the trade was controlled by cops.
            My recipe for eradicating drug addiction is life for any proven fact of drug trafficking. hi
            1. Charik
              Charik 28 August 2020 11: 43 New
              +3
              and the garbage, for the control of distribution, must be destroyed and not planted
              1. Ingvar 72
                Ingvar 72 28 August 2020 12: 15 New
                +2
                It's not 37 now, but it's a pity ...
        2. Husit
          Husit 27 August 2020 19: 55 New
          +7
          Quote: Pessimist22
          So in the USSR, hemp was grown more than anyone else in the world, for hemp and oil.

          There was a case, this is only later .. Good culture by the way, if used for its intended purpose on the farm.)))
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      3. Olgovich
        Olgovich 28 August 2020 09: 19 New
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        Quote: Campanella
        Uzbeks smoked Anasha for a long time, even during the Soviet era.

        Chingiz Aitmatov's novel "Plakha" 1986 years, writes about the numerous stratum of drug addicts and it was formed even before perestroika.

        In the army in the construction battalion, in the early 1980s, they chewed specific balls (I don't remember what they were called) - Uzbeks, Tajiks, Kirghiz. Then they walked funny and strange ..

        Sochi, 1982, a group of drug addicts. This is what I myself know.

        And yes, according to GOST 18300-72 (clause 5.1):
        Ethyl alcohol is a highly flammable colorless liquid with a characteristic odor. to hard drugs, causing first excitement, and then paralysis of the nervous system.


        And in terms of alcohol consumption the USSR is in first place in the world.

        Since 1960, the population has grown by 15%, and the production of alcohol by ....300%

        .
        1. CSKA
          CSKA 28 August 2020 10: 43 New
          +2
          Quote: Olgovich
          Sochi, 1982, a group of drug addicts. This is what I myself know.

          I advise you to watch the film Soviet Mafias: The drug lords of stagnation.
        2. Matroskin
          Matroskin 28 August 2020 12: 29 New
          +3
          Quote: Olgovich
          And in terms of alcohol consumption the USSR is in first place in the world.
          Since 1960, the population has grown by 15%, and the production of alcohol by .... 300%

          For what period? Where is 15% here

          Where is the three hundred percent increase in consumption here?

          Show me where the USSR is in 1st place?

          https://gateway.euro.who.int/ru/indicators/h2020_5-alcohol-consumption/visualizations/#id=17076
          1. Olgovich
            Olgovich 29 August 2020 07: 27 New
            0
            Quote: Matroskin
            For what period? Where is 15% here

            Here :
            from 1940 to 1980 the population of our country increased on 35%, then consumption of alcoholic "drinks" increased by 770%, that is, more than 20 times. Thus, the the growth of per capita consumption of alcoholic "drinks" in our country over the past forty years is 20 times higher than the growth of the country's population

            Academician dmn F.G. ANGLES. MEDICAL AND SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION.
            Report at the All-Union Conference on Combating Alcoholism, Dzerzhinsk, 1981 г
      4. Shuttle
        Shuttle 28 August 2020 21: 18 New
        +1
        Quote: Campanella
        Uzbeks smoked Anasha for a long time, even during the Soviet era.

        Not only Uzbeks. One way or another, almost every boy in my 9-10 grade in 84-85 tried the nonsense of local (and even own) cooking. Novocherkassk, pos. Donskoy.
        And there was also medical glue ...
    2. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 27 August 2020 18: 40 New
      +8
      Vysotsky was smeared with morphine in the 70s, died in 80, so whoever wanted to poison before, coke was in Russia before the revolution.
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 27 August 2020 19: 08 New
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        Apparently, the author and commentator do not know the concept of the word "marafet", which passed from tsarist times through the entire period of the USSR. It's just that morphine and hedgehogs made in state laboratories were considered a drug earlier. Few people cooked some kind of poppies and so on.
        1. hohol95
          hohol95 27 August 2020 21: 35 New
          +3
          And in pharmacies, German-made cocaine was legally sold in tin cans! One of the names is "White Fairy".
          Under Prohibition, introduced in 1914, nobody prohibited the sale of cocaine in pharmacies !!!
        2. hohol95
          hohol95 27 August 2020 22: 07 New
          +4
          Here is what Alexander Vertinsky wrote -
          “It (cocaine - BK) was sold at first openly in pharmacies, in sealed brown barrels, one gram at a time. The best, the German company "Mark" cost fifty grams. Then it was forbidden to sell without a prescription, and it became more and more difficult to get it. It was already sold "by hand" - unclean, half with tooth powder, and it cost ten times more ...
          1. AK1972
            AK1972 28 August 2020 13: 13 New
            +2
            Quote: hohol95
            Here is what Alexander Vertinsky wrote

            Alexey, I may be wrong, but it seems that I read this in the "Notes of a Young Doctor" by M.A. Bulgakov.
            1. hohol95
              hohol95 28 August 2020 21: 49 New
              0
              I have not read this work. Must read.
          2. Pane Kohanku
            Pane Kohanku 28 August 2020 16: 18 New
            +3
            Here is what Alexander Vertinsky wrote -

            Alexey, after reading your previous comment, only remembered Vertinsky's statement, and you have already written a full quote in the next one ... Yes, that's right ... hi
            1. hohol95
              hohol95 28 August 2020 21: 48 New
              +1
              So in the US, they legally sold opium cigarettes from the years up to the 30s of the 20th century. if my memory serves me right.
              Polyansky Anatoly Filippovich. Ten percent hope
              Mantusov took several steps into the depths of the cave and now distinctly caught the smell of tobacco. The smell was quite strong and also unpleasantly bitter. Mantusov, perhaps, only once felt something like this, but he remembered it well. When it was? It seems, near Stalingrad. They then seized the general's dugout from the Germans and found there strange cigarettes - thin as twigs, with a bright gold mouthpiece. The translator explained to them what that meant. Could it be that here, in the cave, someone smoked opium cigarettes?
    3. KCA
      KCA 27 August 2020 18: 53 New
      +2
      Come on, I had a vegetable garden not far from the construction battalion, or rather a vegetable garden remained, there is no construction battalion, in those days no one looked at what poppy or hemp was growing in your garden, I was small, I loved to eat a poppy head if the birds did not have time before , was bred by self-seeding, so often our garden and neighbors were trampled with tarpaulins, they did not collect anything, in the sense of fruits / berries / vegetables, they did not climb into the house, only poppy, I just do not believe that with a difference of 1-2 years after the introduction of troops into Afghan, drug addiction has proliferated, maybe the inhabitants of Central Asia have already been there?
    4. Avior
      Avior 27 August 2020 19: 07 New
      +6
      There were plenty of things in Central Asia. Relatives were sent to the army in parcels.
      But really, alcoholism was then a much more widespread phenomenon, lying on the streets quite often.
      1. begemot20091
        begemot20091 28 August 2020 14: 37 New
        +1
        German students, or rather, residents, trained in our honey. I have never seen them sober in six months, while ours, practically, did not indulge in this potion vodka
    5. Revolver
      Revolver 27 August 2020 19: 35 New
      -2
      Quote: imobile2008
      Drugs came to the USSR from Afghanistan

      In Russia, traditionally, they did not indulge in foolishness, but drank more and more. "The merriment of Russia is piti, it is impossible to be without it" - this is still Prince Vladimir said. But after Marked in 1985 greatly complicated the acquisition of alcohol, those who could not function with an unclouded mind switched to drugs, glue, stain removers, and what else was there (he himself did not use, but it was impossible not to hear about it in the era of "glasnost" ).
      And for good, it could have been foreseen. When prohibition was declared in America, drugs flourished, although before that they were mostly pumped up with beer or whiskey in saloons. Then the "dry law" was canceled, but drugs by that time had become a part of the way of life. But after all, Russia is so special all of itself, and America does not order it ...
      1. Mordvin 3
        Mordvin 3 27 August 2020 19: 56 New
        0
        Quote: Nagan
        But after all, Russia is so special from itself, and America does not order it.

        Why America, if Russia has its own rake. We had dry law in WWI.
    6. Ryaruav
      Ryaruav 27 August 2020 19: 47 New
      +3
      you are partially right in 1982, one group of the Leningrad nautical school was sent to practice in the newly created Central Asian shipping company, the question is why not river workers, but because the graduates of the LMSh (90% of 0 have visas and a seaman's passport is foreign, so they are not on an amateur scale The sale brought plasticine, but when I studied in shmass in 1979, everyone from Central Asia and the natives and Slavs were very familiar with marijuana, and there were copies that said that hashish is not addictive, well, the cherry in civilian life, cocaine was like samosad for use and they say it raises vital activity especially in never sleeping Cheka
    7. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 28 August 2020 00: 07 New
      +2
      your history apparently you do not know. the law on compulsory treatment of drug addicts in the USSR appeared in 74. and in order to accept it, one must also understand how many years the statistics were collected until they ran into the need for its adoption.
    8. rich
      rich 28 August 2020 03: 07 New
      +8
      Drugs came to the USSR from Afghanistan. Before that, no one heard

      And no.
      Herbal drugs were widely available in the Central Asian republics. There was always plenty of their own poppy. - the whole desert from it is red in spring. This is not even taking into account the state opium plantations protected only at certain times of the year.
      In rural areas on the territory of the Turkmen SSR, until the early 1990s, teryak and hashish were used almost everywhere. And about the crust generally keep quiet. Those who are older - like traditional medicine, young ones - for "direct" purposes. Back in the 80s, there was a drug dispensary on the outskirts of Ashgabat, and a psychiatric hospital for drug addicts near Dashoguz in northern Turkmenistan.
      How did the local population treat drug addicts? The outspoken were despised and driven away from teahouses and dastarkhans. They called them contemptuously - nesseben, truykkes, dali bolmak. Although as a "pain reliever" and "sedative" they themselves had "balls" and "chocolate" in almost every home.
    9. tolancop
      tolancop 28 August 2020 13: 21 New
      +2
      "... Drugs came to the USSR from Afghanistan. Before that, no one heard, even what is abroad ..."
      Did they come up with the idea or who suggested? There were also drug addicts in the USSR. The size of the phenomenon was orders of magnitude lower, but there were drug addicts ... there were. The Afghan at one time, on the one hand, contributed to the expansion of the problem - the people "got acquainted" with the nonsense, although people from the territories with traditional drug use were already familiar with it. On the other hand .... I somehow got hold of an analytical document (a reference, a review, an article or something like that, I don’t remember), so it was concluded that if it were not for the introduction of troops into Afghanistan, then the USSR (Russia) would have received the existing situevina with heroin 10 years earlier. And, by the way, one of the objectives of the introduction of troops was precisely the opposition to the production and transportation of drugs.
    10. krops777
      krops777 28 August 2020 18: 44 New
      0
      Drugs came to the USSR from Afghanistan. Before that, no one had heard, even what is abroad.


      Foreign sellers had no interest in death to sell drugs for wooden in the USSR, drugs poured in with the collapse of the USSR when dollars appeared in free circulation.
  4. Revival
    Revival 27 August 2020 18: 31 New
    +6
    And where is the title "gifts of freedom"?
    Gifts of lawlessness, well, or feudal capitalism completely.
    And what does Freedom have to do with it?
    Or as in the "yellow" press?
    1. Clear
      Clear 27 August 2020 19: 30 New
      +6
      Quote: Revival
      And where is the title "gifts of freedom"?
      Gifts of lawlessness, well, or feudal capitalism completely.
      And what does Freedom have to do with it?
      Or as in the "yellow" press?

      Why is it not clear? According to this title, they explain "freedom" for Russia according to the Western understanding - as the freedom of the individual.
      It is also called "sharp elbow freedom". The sharper your elbow, the faster and sharper you work with these elbows, the more free you will be. And what do you accept, for this sharpness and agility is your right.
      And, further - more. In particular, without your consent, you cannot be placed, as a drug addict and alcoholic, in a medical institution ...
      And, in the end - the destruction of this individual ...
      1. Revival
        Revival 27 August 2020 20: 01 New
        +4
        What does the Western understanding of freedom have to do with it?

        Do we have an acute inferiority complex?
        An extreme form of helplessness?

        Constantly:
        "The West gave us only this version of
        The West gave us such freedom, the West raised the retirement age,
        The West gave us something
        The West took it away "....
        1. Clear
          Clear 27 August 2020 20: 14 New
          +5
          Quote: Revival
          What does the Western understanding of freedom have to do with it?

          I agree, Sergei, it is especially harmful to us.

          Quote: Revival
          Do we have an acute inferiority complex?

          Not acute, but, unfortunately, we suffer.

          Quote: Revival
          An extreme form of helplessness?

          Rather, the fear of offending.

          Quote: Revival
          Constantly:
          "The West gave us only this version of
          The West gave us such freedom, the West raised the retirement age,
          The West gave us something
          The West took it away "....

          Here, you have fantasized. And, namely
          Quote: Revival
          Constantly:
  5. Elysium
    Elysium 27 August 2020 18: 40 New
    +2
    As long as the production of this poison is beneficial to someone and there are those who consume it, there is no way to get rid of it. Can be eradicated only after eliminating these factors.
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 27 August 2020 19: 39 New
      +1
      Quote: Elysium
      While the production of this poison is beneficial to someone and there are those who consume it

      The opposite is true. As long as there is effective demand, there will be supply. Teach Marx.
      1. Elysium
        Elysium 27 August 2020 20: 38 New
        0
        While the production of this poison is beneficial to someone and there are those who consume it

        This is just a listing of factors, not a causal relationship between these factors. The reasons why this exists.
        Quote: Nagan
        As long as there is effective demand, there will be supply.

        и
        Quote: Elysium
        and there are those who consume it

        demand from addicts
        Quote: Elysium
        While the production of this poison is profitable for someone

        an offer from those who are profitable to produce it.
        Identically identical. According to the classic.)
    2. Matroskin
      Matroskin 28 August 2020 12: 53 New
      -1
      A more precise formulation is needed here. So far, it is profitable for the representatives of the authorities who are connected with drug cartels. And it works with all capitalist countries. In the Union of Beneficiaries, the authorities did not have the problem of drug addiction as a social problem, respectively.
  6. parusnik
    parusnik 27 August 2020 18: 44 New
    +3
    And someone makes a profit ... and not only traders ...
  7. Never mind
    Never mind 27 August 2020 18: 46 New
    0
    Thank God now there are not so many drug addicts as I remember in the early 90s, as a man explained, these all sorts of spicy are very strong than in those years the little blackie! But all this is made here.
  8. Undecim
    Undecim 27 August 2020 18: 53 New
    +6
    Contrary to some assertions, Russia is still neither the world nor the European leader in drug deaths. Fortunately, in the corresponding rating compiled by the UN a couple of years ago, we are far from the leading position - 9th place. The United States is in first place, by a huge margin from other countries. However, in terms of terrible statistics, ultra-prosperous Sweden or pastoral Iceland are far ahead of us. And among the countries of the post-Soviet space, there are leaders whom we, I would like to believe, will not catch up. And if Estonia has bypassed us by only one position, then post-Maidan Ukraine takes 6th place in the list. The subject of the study by UN specialists was the number of citizens who die from an overdose per 1 million inhabitants of the country. The situation is sad ...
    The propagandist Kharaluzhny was too lazy to double-check the data of UN specialists and just sat in a puddle with his propaganda.

    Latest data. Deaths from drugs. Standardized death rate per 100 population.
    As you can see, the three leaders - Ukraine, the USA, Russia go head to head, Belarus is the fourth. As for the Asian countries, statistics there are generally far from reality. In the same Tajikistan, the drug addiction rates of official and non-governmental organizations differ significantly.
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 27 August 2020 19: 13 New
      +3
      However, in terms of terrible statistics, ultra-prosperous Sweden or pastoral Iceland are far ahead of us. ...

      Iceland, population 50! times smaller than in Russia, ahead of us in mortality from drug addiction ... laughing
      Well, if our Ministry of Health submits such heresy, then I won't even be surprised ...
      1. Undecim
        Undecim 27 August 2020 19: 17 New
        +3
        This heresy is presented by the propagandist Kharaluzhny.
      2. DrVintorez
        DrVintorez 27 August 2020 19: 27 New
        +1
        Well, duck count on 100t. population. here are the numbers at which Iceland will overtake Russia.
        they had two junkies at a party - immediately minus 0,01% of the population decline (I exaggerate, of course), and we have a hundred per day within the normal range. statistics it is. and the Ministry of Health is the same ...
        1. Undecim
          Undecim 27 August 2020 20: 00 New
          +2
          The figures for 100 people are already presented to you in the table - what are you going to recount?
          Or problems with understanding the enemy language?
      3. carstorm 11
        carstorm 11 28 August 2020 00: 27 New
        0
        it is a way of statistics. the number of ordinary people is taken and how many drugs they have. to make it easier to divide the figures of Iceland and ours to the indicators and see the difference. it's not about the total number of people, but how many by a certain number. this is world statistics, not the Ministry of Health
  9. Incompetent
    Incompetent 27 August 2020 19: 05 New
    -8
    Personally, I like smoking weed wassat
    1. We are for our
      We are for our 27 August 2020 19: 29 New
      -8
      If life is not nice without third-party doping, then it is better to smoke, to poison yourself with alcohol. The main thing is to know the measure and not to abuse it.
      1. Mordvin 3
        Mordvin 3 27 August 2020 19: 46 New
        0
        Quote: We are for our
        it is better to smoke natural products, to poison with alcohol.

        Not a single animal in the world, except for a person, has thought of smoking a natural product, and fermented fruits do.
        1. hohol95
          hohol95 27 August 2020 21: 41 New
          +1
          Feathered tupaya -
          According to research published in 2008, these animals often drink the nectar of the Eugeissona tristis palm tree, which contains up to 3,8% alcohol. At the same time, they have no signs of intoxication, which indicates its efficient processing. According to researchers, alcohol probably has a positive psychological effect
          1. Pane Kohanku
            Pane Kohanku 28 August 2020 16: 23 New
            +3
            At the same time, they have no signs of intoxication, which indicates its efficient processing. According to researchers, alcohol probably has a positive psychological effect

            The film "Skin" comes to mind, and the hypothesis of the hero S. Lyubshin about the origin of man from a monkey ... what from a drunk monkey!
            1. hohol95
              hohol95 28 August 2020 21: 53 New
              +1
              Vesti.ru
              October 27 2004
              Three people were killed and two were injured as a result of an attack by elephants who drank rice beer. According to Interfax, the tragedy took place in a village in the Indian state of Assam.
              Wild elephants entered the village and stumbled upon containers of beer. After drinking a huge amount of beer they liked, the elephants began to behave aggressively, sweeping away everything in their path.
      2. carstorm 11
        carstorm 11 28 August 2020 00: 30 New
        -1
        this nonsense only walks among grass smokers as an excuse for their addiction. the main measure is to know a pancake)))) big top. you also say that it is useful.
        1. We are for our
          We are for our 28 August 2020 09: 31 New
          0
          this nonsense only walks among grass smokers as an excuse for their addiction
          I am not a herbalist and I do not use any "entertainment" substances on a regular basis, nor cigarettes, nor anything else, let alone alcohol.
          It makes no sense to argue about the dangers and benefits,
          ignoring any external information, you have already decided everything for yourself.
          1. carstorm 11
            carstorm 11 28 August 2020 10: 56 New
            0
            I grew up among people like that. and saw their degradation. on an ongoing basis or sometimes this is also a purely personal concept. it does not change the fact of consuming this abomination. when your child follows your lead, the realization will come quickly
            1. We are for our
              We are for our 28 August 2020 13: 01 New
              0
              If everything was really, as you say, then you would know that the "degradation of people" is not a consequence, but a cause.
              And there are many ways to hide from a dysfunctional life, people are hung up not at all because of the presence of soap with a rope, they become gay not at all because a person saw a wrong picture on the Internet and changed their orientation.
              My children are adults for a long time, I am already thinking about grandchildren, and I am quite glad that in many ways they followed my example.
      3. tolancop
        tolancop 28 August 2020 13: 23 New
        +1
        Doctors-narcologists just have the opposite opinion: "... it would be better to ferment than ....".
        1. We are for our
          We are for our 28 August 2020 13: 39 New
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          Just the same any narcologist will tell you that alcoholism (and especially its worst form - beer) is a severe form of drug addiction.
          And any narcologist can easily prove that the problem of drug addiction lies in the social plane. It is enough to look at the statistics of murders, suicides, rapes, robberies, walk through endless blocks of concrete human beings in which it is simply impossible to live soberly, and it becomes extremely clear where the cause is and where the effect is.
          1. tolancop
            tolancop 31 August 2020 00: 36 New
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            Quote: We are for our
            Just the same any narcologist will tell you that alcoholism (and especially its worst form - beer) is a severe form of drug addiction. .....

            And how does this contradict what I wrote earlier? Alcohol addiction, heroin addiction, methadone addiction ... shall we compare in terms of severity?
    2. Clear
      Clear 27 August 2020 19: 37 New
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      Quote: Incompetent
      Personally, I like smoking weed wassat

      ...- Vityok, can you get hooked on marijuana?
      He answers him:
      - No, I smoke every day for two years, you see - I'm not addicted! wink
  10. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 27 August 2020 19: 27 New
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    Demand creates supply ! Before "democratization and glasnost" the people .. young people, for the most part, did not really know anything about drugs ... as well as about prostitution! The demand was small ... accordingly, and the supply ... And then came the "era of glasnost"! There were found, both in the country's leadership and in the media, who decided: Young people are interested in drugs and prostitution because they do not know about them in full, and therefore it is necessary to tell the youth everything in detail! They told! And what drugs are in use ... and how they differ from each other ... and for what sensations do drug addicts use them, and what super profits drug dealers have, and how drugs can be obtained from pharmacy drugs sold even without a prescription! How to evaluate this "information" more correctly? How infinite stupidity or outright sabotage on a large scale? Because, as a result of such an "educational" campaign, the number of drug addicts has grown many times over in a short time! The same thing happened with prostitution! During this period, the rural economy begins to collapse ... difficulties with work ... with a salary ... And in the countryside, as a result of the "educational" activities of the media, they learn that there is a great demand for "prostitutes" in the cities and they earn great money by rural standards "! And rural girls ... and not really, girls ... and not girls at all, they massively migrate to cities to "earn money! That's how, approximately, it was! ...
  11. Avior
    Avior 27 August 2020 19: 28 New
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    It cannot be said that this muck was not in the Union.
    Of course, alcoholism was the main problem, but drug addiction also developed as we struggled with it.
    Heroin was sold openly as a drug until 1956. Then, as the fight against alcoholism, drug addiction began to expand.
    vigilant citizens reported that drug trafficking was calm throughout the country, including Moscow. In a letter from one of them - a member of the Presidium of the CPSU Central Committee Anastas Mikoyan - it was said: “I understand that I am not writing by authority. Much has been said and written about the moral character of man and that the current generation will live under communism. But, if you look closely at the young people, I do not mean everyone, but those who idly stand for hours and sit on Tsvetnoy Boulevard, from the Garden Ring to the circus, and especially on Sundays. You should have thought: what are they doing? It turns out to be the sale of opium. This generation is between 20 and 16 years old. In the evening at the cinema "Express" the same young people express themselves, and the police of the 18th and 17th departments, on the territory of which Tsvetnoy Boulevard is located, and 38 Petrovka, which is nearby, apparently, are not interested.

    “From 1971 to 1976, 16 tons of various narcotic substances were seized on the territory of the country, the cost of which according to the“ black market ”price list was equal to 25 million rubles. ... Every year about 5-6 thousand drug addicts are removed from the register in connection with criminal prosecution. In 1976, 59954 drug addicts were registered with the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs. "

    They were transported from Central Asia to the army, Uzbeks mostly sent in parcels, no one checked.
    The second wave was not so much perestroika, but rather an ill-considered struggle against Gorbachev's alcoholism. Instead of vodka, surrogates and drugs began to appear, mass demand began to appear ... Those who served in Afghanistan reached out, even earlier it became another channel of involvement.
    And in 1988, together with "Needle" it was splashed out on everyone publicly.
  12. Amorphis
    Amorphis 27 August 2020 19: 33 New
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    Why shouldn't commercials with booze and other rubbish be diluted with the happy faces of junkies? Maybe someone will become discouraged.
    1. Husit
      Husit 27 August 2020 20: 22 New
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      Quote: Amorphis
      Why shouldn't commercials with booze and other rubbish be diluted with the happy faces of junkies? Maybe someone will become discouraged.

      Well, there are pictures on cigarettes))) The most unpopular cigarettes, this is with a picture of impotence laughing Usually they immediately say a pack of cigarettes with a heart attack))))
      In general, the number of smokers has decreased dramatically, and it pleases, it is expensive, and it is also disgusting, but I continue to smoke .. alas, great experience and calms my nerves .. Habit!
      Well, mink cats are rare now, I personally am not familiar with one, and thank God!
  13. Husit
    Husit 27 August 2020 20: 08 New
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    The lowest level of drug consumption, at least according to official data, is in Armenia, Uzbekistan and Belarus. Be that as it may, but not a single country in the post-Soviet space can consider itself completely free from this evil.

    From the west, all this fashion came to the USSR .. And basically the inhabitants of the Union did not really know what it was, so by hearsay. And now a drug addict is already like a sentence.
    I remembered in the late nineties I was driving somewhere it does not matter. So two large industrial cities at a distance of 10 km .. And now I’m eating and looking at the side of the road, like zombies with pale earthy faces, young people one by one in heaps ... I was in shock, at the driver asked who they are and where are they going?
    Drug addicts for a dose (many die here) .. The meaning is this, a new crime boss in a neighboring city banned the sale of drugs on pain of death .. So they flooded to another.
    They say this autoitet did not live long .. And then 2000 began and I have not seen such horror
    Although the problem remained of course, but not so openly.
    All good guys and watch your children and grandchildren look into their eyes and talk to them .. They are waiting for this, although they snap hi It's hard for them in this cruel world now ..
  14. Tests
    Tests 27 August 2020 23: 46 New
    +3
    In addition to the Caucasus and Central Asia, people smoked pot in Odessa, Rostov-papa, and Krasnodar back in the 70s. Everything that was in the whole world went to the port cities of the USSR. And on the cannabis plantation in the Penza region from Moscow and the Moscow region, dozens of "procurers" were traveling in the 80s ... in the Russian Federation to the destruction of the system of "checks and balances". Examples? Yes, please: 0 years ago, the morning train from Vsevolozhsk went to St. Petersburg with clean vestibules. We were passing Berngardovka, where fellow militiamen covered the gypsy traders, and 10-2 syringes were lying in the vestibule on Peskaryovka. Gosnarkokontrol tidied up the Roma, and the police department was able to send corrupt cops to Kresty. And in my native Severodvinsk, the faces from the WRC department of the Belomorsk naval base "clicked" submarine addicts. The FSKN took them into control, the materials went to the military prosecutor's office - then the courts. I already wrote about it. If anyone is interested, follow the link: https://kuleshovoleg.livejournal.com/3.html. And FSB officers all over the country who put the roof on top of the FSB officers were happy to take possession of them ... And today ... we remember the parade on Geliks of young "Chekists" and the cash in tons and kilometers from "real colonels" and generals of all power structures. ..
  15. polar fox
    polar fox 28 August 2020 07: 42 New
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    I even remembered: when the departments of the State Drug Control Service were formed, the opera ran from us there, salaries were XNUMX times higher ... and so, once they got a group in a gypsy mansion, on the first floor there was a hefty table with a bowl of gold, earrings, rings, chains and ... an opened package of gerych, the lads immediately pack the gypsies into bags ... the opera rejoiced, clapping!
    the owner came out with a mobile, asked: - what do you need? from whom did you come? He listed several regional police chiefs, was surprised to learn that there was an FSKN and ... called someone ... after 5 minutes, the chief called back the operatives with mats and ordered to get out from there fuck !!! that's the whole story about the fight against drug addiction. it's like Argentine cement.
    1. tolancop
      tolancop 28 August 2020 13: 34 New
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      It gives off something with an artistic whistle .. And gives it so hard ... I knew the people from the Federal Drug Control Service. YES, salaries were initially higher, and people from the Ministry of Internal Affairs came. Only the policemen most often did not go for money, but left the cane system. With her, the FSKN was noticeably easier, especially at the initial stage.
      And that the opera was flooded to the gypsies just like that, without preliminary study - I will not believe, if only some are inadequate or frostbitten to the whole head. Came across a movie, as the FSKN went to the gypsies (seemingly in Kimry): under the cover of special forces in armor ... Including, as comrade Stanislavsky used to say: "I DO NOT BELIEVE ...". However, he may not have said that.
  16. yriuv62
    yriuv62 28 August 2020 08: 32 New
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    Drugs are, first of all, a lot of money, and as long as capitalism exists, drug addiction will flourish. With such profits, fighting it is a profanation!
  17. Million
    Million 28 August 2020 09: 04 New
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    Drugs are death.

    Death for some and money, big money for others!
    Seek someone profitable.
  18. imobile2008
    imobile2008 28 August 2020 13: 08 New
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    Quote: Ingvar 72
    It's not 37 now, but it's a pity ...

    Have you heard the story of how grandfather hanged himself? When a hemp bush grew in his garden, and the cops dragged him to raise statistics
    1. tolancop
      tolancop 28 August 2020 13: 37 New
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      But of course, they heard. Poor grandfather ... True, if you look into the question of "glybja", it turns out that the hemp bush (and not one) did not grow by itself, but his grandfather planted and looked after diligently. For which he paid. And, IMHO, deservedly so.
  19. place
    place 28 August 2020 13: 31 New
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    Drugs and alcohol are brutal natural selection. The road to the future is open far from all. But for millions - this fact is unexpected opening..
  20. 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 28 August 2020 18: 01 New
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    The author, as usual, does not understand anything either in the phenomenon, or in the social problem, or in the ways of solving this problem. Article - slag! Like the whole graphomania of Kharaluzhny.
  21. imobile2008
    imobile2008 30 August 2020 08: 55 New
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    Quote: tolancop
    But of course, they heard. Poor grandfather ... True, if you look into the question of "glybja", it turns out that the hemp bush (and not one) did not grow by itself, but his grandfather planted and looked after diligently. For which he paid. And, IMHO, deservedly so.

    You should study the question first. Google it, it seems from the word darknet. This is such a powerful structure, leasing, leasing a trading floor, full business support, that even Germany with its support for entrepreneurship is nothing in comparison. There, grandfather simply has nothing to do. Drugs is a high-tech business with sophisticated business tools. Compared to it, business as usual sucks, stuck somewhere at the end of the USSR!
    1. tolancop
      tolancop 31 August 2020 00: 29 New
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      So you will learn. If the conversation is about the offended grandfather with the cultivation of drug-containing plants, then there is no need to involve a high-tech business. Where is grandfather, and where is business ...
  22. Rostislav
    Rostislav 30 August 2020 11: 25 New
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    managed to create quite effective bodies to resist this evil and develop more or less effective strategies to combat it.

    The problem is that most of the drug trade is covered by cops. The result is an annual increase in the number of drug addicts.
    1. tolancop
      tolancop 31 August 2020 00: 23 New
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      Quote: Rostislav
      managed to create quite effective bodies to resist this evil and develop more or less effective strategies to combat it.

      The problem is that most of the drug trade is covered by cops. The result is an annual increase in the number of drug addicts.

      The problem is that a cloud of iksperds has divorced from the sofa ... I will not even comment further ...
      Although I will give a couple of phrases. Are the cops covering up? And you would have talked to those cops. In an informal setting. They could tell a lot about who is protecting ... And how the huckster, who was supposed to rot in the zone, suddenly finds himself living happily in the wild.
  23. imobile2008
    imobile2008 1 September 2020 22: 39 New
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    Quote: tolancop
    So you will learn. If the conversation is about the offended grandfather with the cultivation of drug-containing plants, then there is no need to involve a high-tech business. Where is grandfather, and where is business ...

    Read it again. The drug trade is a high-tech business! It immediately includes support from the FSB, the prosecutor's office, and other departments from the start. Pledge of property for the promotion of "business". There were 2 of them in Russia, at first they ousted all competitors, and then there was only one. They say that the connections at the very top helped. So it's funny to talk about grandpa. Yes, and talking grams when turning millions of tons is also funny.