The Implications of the Use of Chemical Drugs “Industrial Cannabis” on Users from the Point of View of Workers in the Field of Addiction Treatment
Zeidan, Afif Hafez
Zeidan, Maysoon Aref
Rabee, Afaf Abid Al Kareem
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In light of the increasing prevalence and drugs abuse among Palestinian youth, especially chemical drugs “Synthetic cannabinoids” as indicated by recent Palestinian studies and official data. This study aimed at identifying the effects of chemical drugs on users from the point of view of workers the main results showed that it is the most abused among young people known by various names such as Hydro, Nice and Nice Guy. The reasons for its abuse and spread among young people are because of its accessibility, cheapness, use misconceptions, curiosity of its use and ignorance of its health social consciousness, psychological and mental risks. Also the most important psychological repercussions on the user is mental disorders that may reach the limit of schizophrenia, depression, frustration, boredom and tendency to commit suicide, as well as the mood swings and emotional unity and a sense of alienation and constant suspicion of those around him and aggression, which leads to many social problems with his relations, which may lead to divorce or separation and family cutting him out. On the health and mental level, the use of chemicals affects the respiratory system significantly due to toxic chemicals in the composition that enter the body of the user, which also affects the digestive and nervous system in addition to the emergence of hallucinations and delirium. Chemical drug users have many health consequences such as wasting, vision impairment, muscle spasms, loss of appetite and liver and kidney problems. Chemical drugs “industrial cannabis” are consider legally forbidden according to the Palestinian Law and in order to face this problem and its effects an outreach treatment and low enforcement should be implemented.