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Every year on June 26th, the International Day Against Drug Misuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as World Drug Day, is commemorated to promote action and cooperation toward the goal of a world free of drug abuse. Every year, individuals, towns, and organisations from all around the world participate in this global commemoration to raise awareness of the huge problem that illicit drugs pose for society.
The United Nations General Assembly declared June 26th as International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in December 1987. Lin Zexu’s attempts to strategically demolish the opium trade in Humen, Guangdong, China, immediately before the First Opium War on the Chinese Mainland, are also commemorated on this day.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the UN’s anti-drug usage arm, spreads awareness, advises authorities on how to avoid fueling the narcotics industry, and combats drug trafficking under the guise of legitimate medical businesses.
Every year, the UNODC publishes the World Drug Report, which contains essential statistics and factual data acquired from official sources, as well as research and a science-based approach.
UNODC continues to give data and effective solutions to solve the current global drug crisis, and it is dedicated to achieving a scientifically-based vision of health for everyone.
COVID-19 has raised public knowledge about health, preventative steps for keeping healthy, and, most importantly, how to protect one another. A growing feeling of global connection and solidarity, as well as the necessity to secure universal health care, continue to emerge.
World Drug Day is a day to communicate research discoveries, evidence-based data, and life-saving information, as well as to continue tapping into the global drug-research community.
World Drug Day is an opportunity to exchange scientific discoveries, evidence-based statistics, and life-saving information, as well as to continue to tap into a shared spirit of solidarity.
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), India produces 10% of all medications worldwide. The regulation prohibited all pharmaceuticals with “abuse potential” to be sold exclusively on prescription, according to the report, yet there was “substantial diversion.”
According to a study by the Delhi Commission for the Protection of Child Rights on Substance Abuse by Children, 100 percent of children in conflict with the law were drug abusers, 95.5 percent of children in child care institutions were on drugs, and 93 percent of children on the streets were drug users. According to the survey, 88 percent of the children used drugs as a result of “peer pressure.”
By introducing a nationwide toll-free helpline number – 1800-11-0031 – the Indian government has taken a huge step toward assisting alcohol and drug abusers and controlling drug misuse in India. The helpline was established to put Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aim to reduce the issue of drug misuse in India into action, as well as to aid current sufferers in effective rehabilitation.