Material for a 4-hour lesson, part of the Drug Investigation Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School
A drug is best defined as a chemical that can cause an alteration in the structure of living tissue. The accepted use of drugs is medicinal, but drugs that soothe, cheer, depress, stupefy, or excite by acting on the central nervous system are widely abused. The healing, mind-altering, or intoxicating effects of drugs have been known, used, and abused by humankind for thousands of years and abuse continues to this day.
The purpose of this lesson is to give an overview of the drugs problem history and background. The emphasize will be made on the detailed explanation of reasons why the task of combating against narco-business has such a great social importance today.
The listeners will get informed about drugs-linked problems of Balkan region and about the drug-trafficking routes to Western Europe. We also are going to focus on the results of Kosovo Police Forces anti-drugs activity in 2001 and on the issues and new tasks, raised up on the base of these results.
At the conclusion of this lesson, participants will be able to: