According to statistics, 35 million individuals worldwide suffer from drug addiction, with just one in seven receiving treatment. Drug trafficking is mostly based on a vicious cycle of created demand followed by supply. We will never be able to properly combat illicit drug trafficking until we diminish demand. Governments are responsible for combating drug trafficking and usage, but communities may also play an important role. In an attempt to spread awareness and save lives, the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was created.
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What Is International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking?
The annual awareness day was established in 1987 by a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly’s special session on drugs to commemorate China’s early efforts to suppress the opium trade, widely considered as the commencement of the international war on drugs.
Every year on June 26th, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime commemorates the dangers of drug use and illegal trade by providing educational materials to teachers and public officials. All this is to help spread the message about the extreme cultural and economic harm the drug trade continues to cause around the world.
World Drug Report For 2021
The World Drug Report 2021, which is divided into five books, presents an in-depth examination of global drug markets and gives a complete picture of the measurable consequences and projected influence on the worldwide drug issue.
- Booklet 1 – summarizes the four subsequent booklets by reviewing their key findings and highlighting their policy implications.
- Booklet 2 – Global overview of drug demand and drug supply
- Booklet 3 – Drug market trends: Opioids, Cannabis
- Booklet 4 – Drug market trends: Cocaine, Amphetamine-type stimulants
- Booklet 5 – COVID-19 and drugs: Impact and outlook
Drug Abuse And The Pandemic
When the coronavirus emerged in early 2020, millions of employees found themselves working from home for the first time, and many will continue to do so in the future. It’s a condition that benefits many people while also posing a risk to others. Amid the pandemic, substance abuse disorder and alcohol addiction cases have worsened, in some cases significantly, including the use of alcohol and recreational drugs during the workday. Of particular concern is the rising rate of opioid addiction and related deaths. This is quite likely due to an emerging rise of dual diagnosis in many patients. The stress of COVID, quarantine, and loss of income all have played a major factor into a rise of dual diagnosis.
The World Drug Report 2021 aims not only to foster greater international cooperation to combat the impact of the global problem on health, governance, and security but also to assist Member States in anticipating and addressing challenges that may arise in the near future, with a special focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Popular & Effective Treatment For Substance Use Disorders
The number of persons consuming drugs grew by 22% between 2010 and 2019. Current forecasts suggest an 11% increase in the number of persons who take drugs globally by 2030, with a 40% increase in Africa due to its fast-rising and young population.
Opioids continue to be the leading cause of illness associated with drug use. Over the last two decades, the two prescription opioids most typically used to treat persons with opioid use disorders, methadone, and buprenorphine, have become more widely available. Since 1999, the amount available for medical usage has expanded, from 557 million daily doses to 3.3 billion in 2019, suggesting that science-based pharmacological therapy is now more accessible than ever before.
Other highly effective forms of treatment include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy program (CBT)
- Dialectical behavioral therapy program (DBT)
- Inpatient rehabilitation program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Mindfulness based therapies
How We Can Help You
At Ethan Crossing we provide wellness services such as a medication-assisted detox program and other wellness therapies. We understand the importance of receiving effective addiction treatment. If you are showing indications of drug addiction, you should get treatment immediately. The sooner you overcome your addiction, the sooner you may resume living a happy, healthy life. You can have a clean and sober future, and Ethan Crossing can help you get there.