On November 14, 2023, the Higher School of Law of Astana International University organized and held a meeting of students with the senior prosecutor of the Astana City Prosecutor's Office Tamayev Yerkanat Ermakhanovich.
Yerkanat Ermakhanovich noted that the problem of youth drug addiction is becoming a problem all over the world today. This is due to the fact that nine out of ten drug addicts are unlikely to receive full treatment. Most of them do not live to be 40 years old. The bulk of drug users are young people aged 18 to 30 years. However, unfortunately, recently there are children and teenagers among those who use drugs. Therefore, representatives of the Prosecutor's Office and the competent youth authorities put the work on drug addiction prevention in the foreground.
Yerkanat Ermakhanovich spoke about herbal and synthetic narcotic substances and their compounds. They belong to different groups: narcotic substances of plant origin that are consumed in pure form (marijuana, hashish, poppy, opium, mushrooms); narcotic substances of plant origin that are chemically treated (hashish oil, opium, morphine, heroin, cocaine, etc.); and synthetic narcotic substances (mephedrone, ecstasy, phencyc