Global heroin flows from Asian points of origins

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A Survey:

About Drugs from CAMH Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health :

1. How is this drug consumed?

2. What category of drug is this?

3. What parts of the body does this drug effect?

4. How could this drug affect one’s behaviour and long-term health?

5. What are the short-term risks associated with taking this drug?

6. What factors could change the way this drug interacts with the body?

7. What is the addiction risk of the drug you are researching (Low, moderate, high)

Film: Black Swan (2010) – IMDb

 A few facts on ecstasy and human trafficking:

  1. drugs are divided into three categories crack, meta amphetamines and barbiturates.
  2. drugs are called narcotics because they are substitutes for prescriptions like morphine, adrenaline or dope pain killers.
  3. drugs are sold on the street market because children are attracted to the colours or the glamour associated with sports, academics and fine arts communities.

Film: The Devil’s Double (2011) – IMDb   Human Trafficking is a global concern to the local community because:

  1. Your drug dealer submits his money to a bigger “bad guy” at the end of the day.
  2. Your drug dealer usually has ties to an affiliate gang whom has control over your person if you don’t pay him for drugs or protection.
  3. Your drug dealer may be more aware of international trade relations than you or your friends.

Many human trafficking victims are drugged before they are sold into sexual slavery or their bodies decomposed to reap organ transplants.


Kahwa Lebnanieh: Lebanese coffee

You can buy packages of vacuum-packed Lebanese coffee in Middle Eastern stores. It is available with or without cardamom added – it looks like a mini saucepan with a long handle. If you haven’t got one, use a small saucepan instead. This coffee should be served without milk, like an espresso.

Serves 2

2 heaped teaspoons ground coffee

a few cardamom seeds, ground (if not already added to the coffee)

sugar to taste (optional)

Put all the ingredients in a rakweh or small saucepan with scant 1/2 cup of water. Place over a medium heat and stir as you bring the mixture to the boil. Simmer, stirring all the time for 5 minutes.

Pour into two cups and serve. The coffee grounds will sink to the bottom of the cups.

Kahwa Arabieh

This coffee is made of the same mixture as the above recipe but there should be no sugar and more cardamom – the whole cardamom pod is used. The coffee is brewed in a large saucepan over a charcoal fire for three days, until the coffee grounds disappear. This makes it very intense and strong.

Kahwa Arabieh is presented on special occasions such as wedding parties and funerals. When it is ready it is poured into decorative coffeepots, which are then offered round with a tray of small cups for the guests. You take a cup of coffee and drink it and you are then offered a second. If you want one you hold your cup out, but if you don’t want any more you should shake your cup.

People also go out and sell coffee in the streets from the coffee pots like you see in the picture. Charcoal is put in the top of the pot, which burns to keep the coffee hot.

A pic of Lebanon famous for its coffee:

Wikipedia: Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a sovereign state in Western Asia.

NEWSMIDDLE EAST 18 AUGUST 2016: Of war and coffee in Lebanon 

Ten years after the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war, coffee vendors reflect on how decades of turmoil have affected their lives.

Beirut – A bored soldier, with his machinegun hanging from his shoulder, feeds bread to fat pigeons in Nejmeh Square in downtown Beirut, the Lebanese capital.

Not far from here, the Chabaro and Saab families, Beirut’s oldest working coffee roasters, once had a busy store – but today, few in the area can even remember their names. Beirut’s downtown has morphed into something of a ghost town, with flashy, high-priced shops and posh restaurants that often sit empty.

“But downtown was not always like this,” said Rajab Chabaro. From 1922 to 1975, his father and grandfather – with whom he shares a name – ran the downtown shop, which “was always packed with customers”.

f3a02082544c4d8fb1a588bcc1220f33_18 A number of shops in Lebanon closed or were relocated to other areas during times of conflict [Changiz M Varzi/Al Jazeera]

“Lebanon is a destination country for trafficked victims. Many come from Eastern Europe, including Moldova as confirmed by the research.” – United Nations

– Lebanon: UNODC launches report on trafficking 20 October 2008


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