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United Nations Celebrates International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking June 26th

United Nations Celebrates International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26th
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…