International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2015

June 26, 2015 in the World

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking takes place on June 26, 2015. The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. It has been held annually since 1988 on 26 June, a date chosen to commemorate Lin Zexu's dismantling of the opium trade in Humen, Guangdong, just before the First Opium War in China. The observance was instituted by General Assembly Resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987.

Drug abuse is a patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods neither approved nor advised by medical professionals. Substance abuse often includes problems with impulse control and impulsive behaviour. There are many cases in which criminal or antisocial behavior occur when the person is under the influence of a drug. Substance abuse is prevalent with an estimated 120 million users of hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and other synthetic drugs. (With material from: Wikipedia)

Where is the event?
Worldwide
World

When is the event?
Friday, the 26th of June 2015
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Anti drug chalkboard illustration
Anti drug chalkboard illustration
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