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Stimulus Connect 12: Benefits of Stimulants

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May 13, 2021

In Canada, drug discussions are often centred around how using drugs from the illegal market is dangerous. However, there is much evidence to suggest otherwise.

“Eighty to 90 percent of people are not negatively affected by drugs, but in the scientific literature nearly 100 percent of the reports are negative,” Dr. Carl Hart said.

Join us as we connect about the benefits of taking stimulants.


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