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    June 26 Is World Drug Day

    Every year, an estimated 210 million people use illicit drugs worldwide—almost 200,000 of them die. Not only are drugs and drug-trafficking health hazards, they also threaten the very fabric of our society.

    The United Nations’ Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is leading a global campaign to raise awareness about the challenge that drug abuse represents, especially to our young people. The goal of the UN campaign is to rally support and motivate people to take action.

    This month, the UNODC will sponsor an “International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” on Wednesday, June 26. This day is set aside to give us all a unique opportunity to take a stand and support the campaign to end drug abuse. The UNODC encourages everyone to join the fight and organizes events during the month of June, on World Drug Day, and beyond. 

    The UNODC encourages invites individuals like you to get involved.  College of Public Service students specializing in substance abuse through our Bachelor of Science in Psychology program can also take part and raise awareness. Here are some steps you can take to support the fight against drug abuse, offered on the UNODC website:

    • Inform the community about the negative effect of illicit drugs  
    • Involve schools, parents, police, businesses, and others 
    • Support/sponsor a community meeting to raise awareness
    • Contact local media outlets to spread the message

    By working together, we can create a healthier, safer world free from the ravages of drug abuse.

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