Navigation Links
Drug Addiction Slowing Down: UN Report

Drug addiction worldwide appears to be slowing down for almost every kind of illicit drug, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said on Friday.

"Some obvious problems remain, like opium in the south of Afghanistan, a cancer that threatens security and health and breeds corruption," said UNODC executive director Antonio Maria Costa, ahead of Tuesday's publication of the 2007 World Drug Report.

"Furthermore, progress made in some countries is being offset by negative trends elsewhere," he said.

"It is also hard to be conclusive about the drug situation in some of the worlds biggest and fastest growing countries because of a lack of data," he added.

"Nevertheless, from a global perspective, the problem seems to be contained. In the past few years, the world drug situation has stabilized. There is some ground for optimism that the run-away train of drug addiction is being slowed down."

Costa warned against complacency, however, saying that the drug problem had not been solved.

"Drugs remain a deadly form of addiction, pose a real danger to security and health, and are ruining the lives of millions of people worldwide. There is still much work to be done," he said.

Further support was needed to reduce the vulnerability of farmers to the temptation of illicit incomes.

Further improvements were also needed in drug law enforcement -- particularly through regional cooperation -- to stop the drug producers and traffickers.

The highest priorities in the fight against drugs should be prevention, helping people free themselves from drug dependence, and getting them back into society, he said.

"It is encouraging to see a growing realization that drug addiction is an illness that can be prevented and treated," he said, adding however that more investment was needed.

"This is an investment in the health of our societies as much as treating HIV, diabetes or tub erculosis."


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. New Cure for Addiction?
2. Heroin to Treat Addiction
3. Genes Linked To Cigarette Addiction
4. Drug Pramipexole Usage Linked To Gambling Addiction In Parkinsons Patients
5. Dominant Discoveries and The Darker Side Of Methamphetamine Drug Addiction
6. Love And Drug Addiction Share The Same Chemistry
7. Drug Addiction Recovery Buffered by Spirituality
8. Addiction To Internet Can Lead To Depression
9. New Generation Teenagers Addiction to Prescription Drugs
10. Tackling of Cannabis Addiction
11. Compulsive Gambling Not A Chronic Addiction Always: Research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Los Angeles-based weight loss ... WE TV’s “Mama June: From Not to Hot,” which will begin airing on February ... Shannon, known to millions from the 2012 reality television series, “Here Comes Honey Boo ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 , ... Dr. David ... in Henderson, NV 89052. Dr. Mahon was named a 2017 Top Patient Rated ... is an online directory that recognizes local physicians and dentists who have earned ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... The Center for ... Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART) and Cinemaworld to present Sensory ... disorder (ASD) to see films in an environment that accommodates their unique needs. ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... HealthPostures, the desk for ... expert sit stand solutions representative to the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show which is ... event that is garnering national attention is the Minneapolis Convention Center. , From ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... Gevir, a New Zealand-based company ... announced its products are coming soon to Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer. ... a means to develop an effective natural treatment for Shelley’s Multiple Sclerosis, which she’d ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)...  Cogentix Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CGNT), a medical device ... for the urology market, will release financial results for ... 2016 before the market open on Thursday, March 9, ... conference call and webcast to discuss its financial results ... 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Central Time). ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... 23, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... Strategies - 2016" report to their offering. ... The latest research Oesophageal Cancer ... and benchmarks in the global Oesophageal Cancer market. The ... are the key drugs marketed for Oesophageal Cancer and their clinical ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... , February 23, 2017 ... Market by Product (X-ray Imaging Digital, Analog), MRI (Closed, ... (OB/GYN, MSK, Cardiology, Oncology), End User (Hospitals, Imaging Centers) ... report studies the global market over the forecast period ... reach ~USD 36.43 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: