Health is the most precious thing in life. Addiction can occur with anyone about almost anything. Every year, the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed on June 26. The main aim of this day is to spread awareness about the physical and psychological impact of substance abuse, drug overdose deaths, and drugs-related problems across the globe.
This year the theme is “Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises”. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), the issue of transnational drug challenges will be addressed.
“And each year, individuals like yourself, entire communities, and various organisations all over the world join in to observe World Drug Day to help raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs pose to society. Together, we can tackle the world drug problem,” the website read.
On December 7, 1987, the the United Nations General Assembly decided to observe June 26 as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.