24 June 2011

Confronting drug addiction

The UN has declared 26 June the International Day against Drug Abuse. Learn what to do if you suspect that your friend or family member may be taking drugs.

Drug abuse and addiction is an ongoing problem among teenagers and adults around the world. The United Nations has declared 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, and acknowledges that “the world drug problem continues to constitute a serious threat to public health, [and] the safety and wellbeing of humanity, in particular young people”.

He says that similar changes can also be seen in adults who have turned to drugs, with the added sign that adults often say that they’re spending more time at work, as an excuse to be out of the house. As soon as a drug problem is suspected or identified, it is necessary for loved ones to take action.


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