Campaign: Healthy Communities Every year an estimated 210 million people use illicit drugs, with almost 200,000 of them dying annually. Drug use and drug trafficking are not only a health threat, but also threaten global stability and socio-economic development across the world.
Yet despite the challenges posed by drugs, the impact can be mitigated. By taking a balanced approach that addresses the supply of drugs and confronts the demand with sound preventive action, societies can make a difference in curbing the negative impact of drugs.
In addressing drug use prevention, treatment and care, UNODC, along with leading civil society organizations, promotes approaches that empower and support community-based strategies and by doing so put people at the center of this response.
The most successful approaches in drug use prevention involve the critical role of families, schools, an…