2022: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in humanitarian crises

This year’s edition of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, marked anually on June 26, has the theme “Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises”.

In 2022, the world continues to witness widespread humanitarian crises in Afghanistan, Ukraine and elsewhere, while the COVID-19 pandemic is still a major global health crisis. The synthetic drug crisis also requires nimble and adaptable solutions.

A growing sense of global community and solidarity continues to emerge, as does the need to care for all in times of crises.

Through the #CareInCrises campaign, the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) appeals to governments, international organizations, the civil society and all interested parties to take urgent measures to protect people, including by offering support in the prevention and treatment of drug use.

Drug traffic is another issue in need of solving prin consolidarea prevenirii şi tratamentului în cazul consumului de droguri, ca şi prin so.

The observance was decided by the United Nations Organization in 1987 and aims to raise awareness on the major issue of illicit drugs.

Romania has ratified all major international conventions referring to combating illegal drugs. The Romanian institution coordinating the fight against drug consumption and drug traffic is the National Antidrug Agency (ANA).

ANA offers assistence for drug users through its national network of 47 Antidrug Prevention, Evaluation and Counseling Centres (CPECA) and it coordinates three Integrated Assistence Programs on Adictions (PAIA) in Bucharest.

The ANA experts also offer conseling for parents of drug consuming teenagers.

UNODC estimative projections for year 2030 compared to 2018 show an increase of drug consumption in lower-income countries; the theme of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking marked on June 26, 2022 is support in humanitarian crises.

UNODC estimative projections for year 2030 compared to 2018 show an increase of drug consumption in lower-income countries.

Of the injectable drugs consumers:

  • 50% have Hepatits C;
  • 12,5% are HIV positive;
  • 10% are infected both with Hepatits C and HIV.

The best prevention against drug use is having a strong family or at least a loving parent, which prevents addictive behaviour.

(UNODC statistics)

For more statistics: click here.

Photo credit: Facebook / UNODC – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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