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:10/13/2017)... ... ... While it’s often important to take certain medications during the night, finding ... identified a solution. , She developed a prototype for MOTION LIGHT-UP PILL BOX to ... the need to turn on a light when taking medication during the night, allowing ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 ... ... of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ... on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... BASKING RIDGE, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... second annual Holly Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items ... myriad of personalized and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented ... the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is ... events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... technology and advisory services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range ... and National Association for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... South Korea , Oct. 4, 2017  South ... its next-generation CPR training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The ... chest compression during cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared ... It also offers real-time feedback on efficacy of the ... The crowdfunding campaign has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... FLINT, Mich. , Oct. 2, 2017 ... acquired 8th Day Software and Consulting, LLC , ... 8th Day Software, based in Tennessee ... Management LLC. 8th Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for ... product development. "In ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... PHILADELPHIA , Oct. 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces ... particle analysis system called the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in ... analyzes subvisible and visible particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented ... use of the novel technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... The HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: