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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING.
INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is Observed by UN to increase the awareness against the illicit drug usage.
   The drug abuse is that use of dangerous substances that causes the addiction and damage to brain. The usage of illicit drugs increased in teenage and youth. The main reasons, why the peoples are getting in to drugs are to get rid of depression from any life experience, Just for curiosity and for fit in certain group. Some of the drugs are highly addictive, users may become addictive even after its first usage. The Injecting drugs usually cause the HIV spread across the drug users. The drug users are more into unprotected sex which causes increase in spreading STD s like hepatitis ,HIV etc.. .
Unless there is less demand to illicit drugs, The authorities can never prevent its cultivation ,trafficking and Production . The prevention should be start from the home itself. It is observed that the children less likely to use illicit drugs if their parents have listen to their problems . UN has opted the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking theme for 2017 as “Listen Fist” .(Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe).

WHEN IS INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING
  June 26 Every year.

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING HISTORY.
 The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was officially established after united nation general assembly has passed the resolution 42/112 in 1987 December.
The date, June 26 was chosen in respect of Lin Zexu’s (Chinese scholar and official of the Qing dynasty) efforts of discouraging the opium trade in Guangdong, China before the First Opium War in China (1839–42)

IS IT A HOLIDAY
 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is not a holiday . It is observed by UN as educate people against the drug abuse.

WHAT DO PEOPLE DO ON INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING 
1.     Educate peoples how to Reduce the social and economic impact of drug abuse and related diseases.
2.     Educate public about how to tackle the drug abuse by conducting seminars and by using of social medias and conduct awareness program on radio about how the drug usage starts and how the drug dealers finds out new victims .
3.     Reduce the availability of drugs used for addictive substances .
4.     conduct various media awareness campaigns.
5.     Create plans to help addicts and support their families.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DRUG ABUSE
1.     Drug Abuse is a disease affecting the brain, it involves a strong desire to take the substance despite its consequences.
2.     Some drugs lead to addiction faster than others even after its first usage.
3.     Most of the youth get drugs from their friends or acquaintances.
4.     Most youth seek for drugs for the first time out of their curiosity .
5.     Drug abuse cause social and financial breakdown.
6.     Drug injections are one of main reason for blood-transmitted infections (such HIV).
7.     Teens who learn about drugs from parents are 60% less likely to use drugs than those who do not.

8.     Drugs may cause to death due to over-dose .

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING
INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING

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