The use and illicit trafficking of illicit drugs cause major problems all over the globe. Lives are cut short by preventable accidents, sickness, and disease. Innocent people are killed or harmed in an effort to continually distribute illicit and addictive substances, and corruption continues to enable organized crime all around the world.
Whether we believe that an international society free of drug abuse is possible, a global effort must be made to achieve any such goal, as 230 million people are using illicit drugs worldwide.1 Preventing global drug abuse is the primary purpose behind the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. (more…)