In this modern world , many people including youths are taking many drugs to get relief from stress. They are saying that , it gives pleasure to them and relives physical and mental stress. But taking drugs may cause social, physical, mental and other job related problems.
International Day against Drug Abuse and illicit Trafficking is observed on June 26 every year in order to create and spread awareness among the people throughout the globe about the problems , to eliminate drug misuse and the issues related to the drugs. Many people are working on it to prevent drug abuse and to save the victims from this evil. It’s main aim is to create an international society free from drug abuse. The problem of drug abuse was recognized by the people throughout the world during the 20th century.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said that, ” Together, we can tackle the world drug problem!” . UN arm fights against the drug abuse and the international crime related trafficking.
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking : History
In order to achieve the goal of international society free from drug abuse , the United Nations General Assembly on December 7 1987,declared June 26 as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking every year. This day is also known for ‘Lin Zexu’s’ who was trying to destroy the opium business, before the initiation of first opium war started in Humane, Guangdong in China.
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2021: Theme
The theme of International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking is “share facts on drugs , save lives ” . The main focus of this year is to control the misinformation about the usage of drugs by sharing factual data about drugs. Spreading the health issues by taking drugs and solutions to tackle the problem will help us to make a society free of drug abuse.
The UNODC website says that ” Do your part and combat misinformation by sharing the real facts on drugs — from health risks and solutions to tackle the world drug problem, to evidence-based prevention, treatment, and care” .
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking : Significance
This day helps to share and created awareness among people through social medias and others . It provides the data about the drug abuse and provides solution to how to overcome from it. On this day the United Nations organises many activities to create awareness among the people and it also shows the unity among the activists, doctors ,governments and others.
Every year, there will be a report released by The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) which provides facts and datas about drug abuse round the world and it gives solutions to tackle these problems.
Taking this opportunity, our honorable Prime minister, Narendra Modi took social media platform to encourage the achievements and steps taken by the activists and doctors to achieve their goal of drug free India. He also says that ‘ Drug bring with it darkness, destruction and devastation’.
“Stay away from drugs and live a happy life”