Inform people of the risks connected with distributing narcotic substances on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
The date of June 26 is associated with the case of the burning of a huge batch of opium weighing more than a million kilograms on the walls of the Chinese city of Guangzhou in 1839. The national day appeared in December 1987.
A large batch of narcotic substances was seized from British traffickers.
- The burning was carried out by soldiers of the Chinese army with the participation of officials.
- The global goal of social events on this day is to form a society free of addiction. An essential element of the fight is the suppression of the creation, supply, and sale of prohibited substances in large and small quantities.
- The community holds conferences and meetings, and strives for joint work aimed at solving problems provoked by this illegal business.
Drugs completely change a person’s life. It causes irreversible changes in the brain, the hormonal system, and internal organs. Psychotropic substances can cause untimely death. Most addicts die as a result of an overdose or due to the criminal actions of those involved in these shady dealings.
How to take part
Teach others about the dangers drugs pose to teenagers; conduct a tactful conversation with arguments eloquently describing the harmful consequences of this dangerous habit. Correct and timely information helps to save lives, because many drugs cause addiction from the first use. Watch the movie Requiem for a Dream. Show an interest in the activities of charitable organizations that help people in trouble.
When is International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking celebrated in 2024?
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed on June 26 each year.