Yesterday, a tweet from UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard went viral due to its questionable remark about 'shabu', a slang term for the drug methamphetamine.
|Composite images from Kim Haughton/UN Photo, Dr Agnes Callamard/Twitter and For the Motherland - Sass Sasot/Facebook|
Tangina: wala raw evidence that shabu leads to violence or cause brain damage.
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Sasot made another post, a 2014 study that will prove Callamard's tweet is wrong.
Callamard tweets: No evidence shows that shabu leads to violence.Sasot then posted another research published in September 2012 on Trends in Neurosciences. This research tells the effects of methamphetamine if used by humans or animals.
Meanwhile, a 2014 Study,
"Does methamphetamine use increase violent behaviour? Evidence from a prospective longitudinal study", says:
"There was a clear dose–response increase in violent behaviour when participants were using methamphetamine compared to when they were not using the drug. This effect was especially large for frequent methamphetamine use (i.e. 16+ days of use in the past month), which increased the odds of violent behaviour 10-fold (cf. threefold with less frequent use) after adjusting for shifts in other drug use, socio-demographics and psychotic symptoms....
In conclusion, violent behaviour is a key harm associated with the use of methamphetamine. A better understanding of how methamphetamine use contributes to the level of violence within the community is needed. "
(Full article: https://www.dropbox.com/s/…/McKetin_et_al-2014-Addiction.pd…https://www.dropbox.com/s/fhqw6xjkd38hnjn/McKetin_et_al-2014-Addiction.pdf?dl=0)
Sabi ng tweet ni Callamard wala raw evidence saying that shabu leads to brain damage.Callamard is the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
So ang research na ito na published sa Trends in Neurosciences in September 2012 ay malamang fake news.
"Humans who use [methamphetamine], or animals that are exposed to this drug by experimenter delivery or self-administration, can suffer long-lasting brain injury. The damage to monoamine pathways has been extensively characterized in rodents, confirmed in non-human primates, and seen in both PET and postmortem studies of the brains of [methamphetamine] abusers."
(Full article: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gmeezvq0ig190tp/1-s2.0-S0166223612000896-main.pdf?dl=0)
She was spotted at the 30th anniversary celebration of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on May 4.
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said they are disappointed because Callamard did not contact the government in advance of her visit which has sent a clear signal that she is not interested in getting an objective perspective on the issues that are the focus of her responsibility.