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Some of the direct consequences of drug abuse are as follows:

Violence Death Pregnancy Family Disease

Violent behaviour and suicidal thoughts

Deaths due to overdose

Effects on unborn children of pregnant drug users

Theft / crime / loss of employment & family breaking down

Spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases

Cannabis(Gandia), heroin, sedatives / tranquilizers and buprenorphine are the types of drugs which are mostly abused in Mauritius. It has been reported that even minors are abusing drugs. Synthetic cannabinoids is one of their favourites and as such there is no safe dangerous drug.

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