World Drug Day is also known as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking which is declared by United Nations. This day is observed annually on 26 June.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC) launches campaigns to raise attention about the drug problem globally and selected themes for the International Day. Health is the ongoing theme of the world drug campaign.
World Drug Day and International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking are celebrated on 26 June every year, to make the world free of drug abuse, it enhances the collaboration and action in achieving the goal of this event.
The Prevention and Treatment for Substance Abuse Act(Act 70 of 2008, and the Prevention and Treatment of Drug Dependency Act(Act 20 of 1992), these acts are provided for the establishment of programs for the prevention and remedy of drug dependency.
The theme of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2022
The theme for 2022 the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is “Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises”.
Significance of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2022
For this year’s celebration of World Drug Day, the United Nations Office On Drugs and Crimes(UNODC) has proposed a #CareInCrises campaign. It focuses on the data from its Annual World Drug Report. It urges governments, world citizenry, international organizations, and each contributor to provide treatment, restrict the supply of illicit drugs, and prevent drug abuse.
The main point of view of this global event is to focus on the psychological and physical impact of drug abuse, an overdose of drugs that leads to death, and humanitarian crises related to drugs that aim to eliminate this threat to society.
The National Drug Master Plan is to create awareness of the dangers of the drug in society and effecting behavioral changes are the essential part of this plan.
What You Can Do?
- To encourage young people and be a role model for young people to deal with real-life challenges to buffer drug abuse.
- Be a messenger – to provide information about negative socio-economic aspects of drug abuse to aware people and bring changes in their behavior.
- Don’t drink at the time of driving.
- Celebrate festival and any eve responsibly and solemnly, do not drink on any eve and festival.
- Say no to drugs.
- Support rehabilitation programs of the government to spread the information for affected peoples and communities and be a partner of government volunteers.
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