International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. It is observed annually on 26 June, since 1989. The term “illicit trafficking” can be defined as illegal “trading, selling or dealing” in specified goods. On this day, individuals and non-profit organizations in the private sector are asked to get involved in social media campaigns that raise awareness about the drug problem. Campaigns, rallies, poster designing, and many other programs are conducted on this day. People from different countries celebrate the day together. As drug use increases, the day becomes more important.
World Day against Drug Abuse and Trafficking Dates:
|2020||Fri, 26 Jun|
|2021||Sat, 26 Jun|
|2022||Sun, 26 Jun|
|2023||Mon, 26 Jun|
International Day Against Drug Abuse 2019 Theme:
The theme for the 2019 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was “Health for Justice. Justice for Health”.
International Day Against Drug Abuse 2020 Theme:
The theme for the 2020 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is “Better Knowledge for Better Care”.
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Physical harms from drug use:
1. Harm to organs and systems in your body, such as your brain, throat, stomach, lungs, liver, pancreas, heart, nervous system.
2. Harm to your baby, if you are pregnant.
3. Higher risk of mental illness, depression, suicide, and death.
4. Regular use can make it hard for you to concentrate, learn, and retain information.