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The Head of Russian Federal Drug Control Service Urges to Serious Attention to Drug Problem



Victor Ivanov offers creating network of rehab centers for drug addicts.



24.Apr.15 2:38 PM
By Elena Nekrasova
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The Head of Russian Federal Drug Control Service Urges to Serious Attention to Drug Problem
The Head of Russian Federal Drug Control Service Victor Ivanov reported about serious drug problem in Russia during second open anti-narcotic minister conference in Moscow. He said that this problem calls for more serious attention as well as terrorism and spreading of nuclear weaponry.

He paid attention to the fact that drug addiction is not just global problem of modern humanity, it also the main cause of more than 300 thousand deaths annually. However humanity does not pay enough attention to this problem in comparison with other global threats.

Ivanov offered his own initiative to create a network of rehab centers for drug addicted people to provide them medical and psychological assistance. Such initiative will also be offered during Special session of the General Assembly of the United Nations aimed on solving global drug problem.

Unfortunately earlier decisions and measures approved on 20th session of the General Assembly in 1998 have not been taken in proper way.

“Moreover the level of opium and cocaine production has increased since that time as well as drug consumption and crimes. This problem has become enormous turning from regional phenomena to global threat resulting in anti-social and criminal problems as well”, - said the Head of Federal Drug Control Service. Opium poppy crops in Afghanistan have broken another record reaching 224 thousand hectares.



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