The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade, observed on June 26 every year. The UN’s 2007 World Drug Report puts the value of the illegal drug trade at US$322 billion a year.
In India an NGO survey revealed that 63.6 % of patients coming in for treatment were introduced to drugs at a young age below 15 years. According to another report 13.1% of the people involved in drug and substance abuse in India, are below 20 years. Continue here.
2016 Theme — Listen First
‘Listen First’ is an initiative to increase support for prevention of drug use that is based on science and is thus an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities.
Under the slogan #ListenFirst a new Public Service Announcement on science-based drug prevention has been launched, targeting parents, teachers, policy makers, health worker and prevention workers. It aims to raise awareness around listening to children and youth as the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.