“On this International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, I call on countries and communities to continue to improve the lives of everyone blighted by drug abuse by integrating security and public safety with a heightened focus on health, human rights, and sustainable development.” â€”
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
‘Listen First’ is an initiative to increase support for prevention of drug use that is based on science and is thus an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities. By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. This resolution recommended further action with regard to the report and conclusions of the 1987 International Conference on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
PSree Gokulam Medical College.
The UN General Assembly held a Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs in April 2016. This Special Session marked an important milestone in achieving the goals set in the policy document of 2009 “Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem”, which defined action to be taken by Member States as well as goals to be achieved by 2019.
International day against drug abuse was observed on June 27th 2016 by Department of Psychiatry SGMC, and Sree Gokulam nursing college. The official program began at 9.30 am. The theme of International day against drug abuse was addressed by Dr. Subha, Professor & HOD, Department of Psychiatry.
Subsequently, a role play on drug abuse and its impact on the society was done at Psychiatric OPD for the public by 3rd year BSc Nursing students of Sree Gokulam Nursing College. The program was well received by the audience.
Thereafter, a program was organized at Mother India Public School, Kallara at 11.30 am. Dr Gayathri, Senior Resident, Dept of Psychiatry, SGMC took an awareness education on substance use among adolescent. At 12.00 noon, a session was taken by Mr. Manoj, Lecturer, Sree Gokulam Nursing College about â€œMental Health promotion among adolescents???. Subsequently a role play on substance use was done by II year PBBSc (N) students of SGNC.