Alcohol, tobacco and drug consumption all report increases

first_imgThe Portugal News 21 September 2018Family First Comment:  Drug proponents always quote Portugal as a success story…“The consumption of alcohol, tobacco and illegal psychoactive substances, mainly cannabis, have increased in the last five years in Portugal, according to a study by the Intervention Service for Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD) 2017. The study saw an increase from 8.3% in 2012, to 10.2% in 2016/17, in the prevalence of illegal psychoactive substance use (cannabis, ecstasy, amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, LSD, magic mushrooms and of new psychoactive substances).” #factsmatterwww.SayNopeToDope.nz The consumption of alcohol, tobacco and illegal psychoactive substances, mainly cannabis, have increased in the last five years in Portugal, according to a study by the Intervention Service for Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD) published earlier this week.According to the 4th National Survey on the Use of Psychoactive Substances in the General Population, Portugal 2016/17, there has been a rise in the prevalence of alcohol and tobacco consumption and of every illicit psychoactive substance (essentially affected by the weight of cannabis use in the population aged 15-74) between 2012 and 2016/17.The study focused on the use of legal psychoactive substance (alcohol, tobacco, sedatives, tranquilisers and/or hypnotics, and anabolic steroids), and illegal drugs (cannabis, ecstasy, amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, LSD, magic mushrooms and of new psychoactive substances), as well as gambling practices.According to the study, alcohol consumption shows increases in lifetime prevalence, both among the total population (15-74 years) and among the young adult population (15-34 years), and among both men and women.Tobacco consumption shows a slight rise in lifetime prevalence, which, according to the report, “is mainly due to increased consumption among women.”The study also saw an increase from 8.3% in 2012, to 10.2% in 2016/17, in the prevalence of illegal psychoactive substance use.READ MORE: http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/alcohol-tobacco-and-drug-consumption-all-report-increases/43238last_img read more

Single-vehicle accident on I-74 to have lengthy cleanup

first_imgNew Point, IN —Indiana State Police Troopers are on the scene of a single-vehicle crash on I-74 Eastbound near the 142-mile marker in Decatur County. This is roughly one mile west of New Point (exit 142).The driver of the semi-truck was transported to Decatur County Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. I-74 Eastbound is down to one lane through the area. Use caution through the area as officials report it will be a lengthy cleanup. Assisting at the scene is the Greensburg Fire Department, New Point Volunteer Fire Department, Decatur County EMS, and the Decatur County Sheriff Department.last_img

Jessica Korda withdraws late from Women’s British Open

first_img  Jessica Korda, one of the top U.S. hopes at the Women’s British Open, withdrew from the first major of the year because of medical reasons before the first round started Thursday.Organizers said Korda’s issues were “unrelated to COVID-19.”Katja Pogacar of Slovenia replaced Korda in the field at Royal Troon in Scotland.Korda is No. 18, the fourth-highest American in the world rankings. Last Updated: 20th August, 2020 15:16 IST Jessica Korda Withdraws Late From Women’s British Open  Jessica Korda, one of the top U.S. hopes at the Women’s British Open, withdrew from the first major of the year because of medical reasons before the first round started Thursday. Written By COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 20th August, 2020 15:16 ISTcenter_img Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more