International Prohibition of Drugs (De-addiction/Prevention) Day is observed every year on 26th June in the world to protect more and more persons in the world from addiction and death. The aim of celebrating this day is to share research, data and facts for people around the world to save the lives of those who are addicted. The United Nations itself organizes a variety of activities on this day to create awareness among the individuals about it.
International Prohibition of Drugs (De-addiction/Prevention) Day is also an opportunity to show unity for activists, doctors, and organizations and governments that help people to give up drugs so as to facilitate the help of drug addicts. Experts believe that cooperation plays an important role in tackling this challenge.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the UNITED NATIONS department of drug and related crime, also says that it is only by working together that we can deal with the problem of drugs. Even in the face of the Corona crisis, we have been taught that any problem or disaster can be dealt with together. Experts say that community and family cooperation plays an important role in helping people with the possibility of getting addicted.
When did this day started:-
The UN General Assembly on December 7, 1987 decided to observe International Prohibition of Drugs (De-addiction/Prevention) Day on 26th June in an effort to create a strong step and global unity to make society free from the dangers of drugs. The day is also known for Lin Zexu's strategically trying to destroy the opium business just before the first opium war in Humane, Guangdong, China.