UNODC World Drug Report 2020: Global Drug Use Rising; While COVID-19 has Far Reaching Impact on Global Drug Markets

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Vienna (Austria), 25 June 2020 – Around 269 million people used drugs worldwide in 2018, which is 30 per cent more than in 2009,  while over 35 million people suffer from drug use disorders, according to the latest World Drug Report, released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Report… Read more »

Too Young – Too Late

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The earlier in life one introduces drugs in his body the larger is the probability that he/she will continue on long term problematic use of drugs, not withstanding the negative consequences that such use may bring along. The harm ranges from social difficulties to conflicts in relationships, involvement with the criminal system, medical complications as… Read more »

Prevention

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“A CLEVER person solves a problem, A WISE person avoids it” – Albert Einstein    Prevention means: recognizing the possibilities of harm and preparing oneself beforehand or take action to stop it from happening. The main focus here is for every citizen, adults and especially school children, to never have any reason to resort to any dependency…. Read more »

OASI Foundation Operations 2019

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The OASI Foundation continued to experience an increase in people who used its services due to drug-related problems that are considered recreational. The Foundation’s Therapy Team works with over 200 cases a year. In 2019, 44% had problems directly related to cocaine use, while 25% asked for help due to alcohol-related difficulties and 9% due… Read more »