Facts About International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking

These days youngsters are getting more exposed to various drugs. This is increasing the vulnerability of drugs being used by youngsters. Time has come to put this grave issue to end and help such youngsters come out of the shackles of addiction.

Otherwise, there are more chances of our society being left with drug adicts mostly of the younger age group.

In this article, we are here to share some of the facts on International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking. These are some of the facts that are a must know, in order to fight against this never-ending issue.

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On June 26, each year, International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking is celebrated to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to the society.

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This day, as an event, is celebrated worldwide with much conscious fervour to make people aware about the harmful effects of drugs and also to emphasise on the hazards of drug addiction and illegal trafficking.

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According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), there are nearly 200 million people around the world who are using illicit drugs such as cocaine, cannabis, hallucinogens, opiates and other sedative drugs worldwide.

Substance abuse and the illicit trafficking of drugs is considered as an evil practice in our society and it can lead to disorientation among a majority of the youth.

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Governments, organisations and individuals in various countries that include Vietnam, Borneo and Thailand actively participate in promotional events.

Facts About International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking
  

Apart from this, there are other larger scale activities like public rallies and mass media involvement. All this is done to promote the awareness of dangers associated with illicit drugs.

The only motto of celebrating this day is to curb the use of drugs and illicit substances that can harm the youth culture.

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Story first published: Sunday, June 26, 2016, 13:41 [IST]
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