Health Days 2014
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
June 26, every year, marks the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which was first set by the UN General Assembly in 1987. In fact, drug abuse and addiction are reckoned one of the most dangerous psychological and social problems, which have negative repercussions on the physical and psychological health of individuals, as well as on their financial stance. Statistics of the United Nations International Drug Control Program have shown that 230 million people worldwide are using drugs, while Al-Amal Complex for Mental Health has issued the following statistics regarding drug users in the Kingdom:
Hospitalized Cases​ Visitors​ Recovered Cases​ Patients in the aftercare​
   5875​    66492​  160 ​ 16977​
Objectives and General Messages:
  • Raising social awareness regarding the problems of drugs, i.e. their health, social, psychological and economic bad impacts, as well as providing more focus for the link between drug addiction and health deterioration.
  • Increasing awareness among community members concerning drug trafficking and its negative impacts on the society.
  • Activating cooperation among the relevant organizations against drug addicting, trafficking and using.
  • Empowering the society to combat drug addiction in all the state's sectors.
Internationally Approved Date: 26/6/2014
Locally Approved Date: 28/8/1435H
Theme of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking:
(Make Use of Your Health)
Logo of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking:
With Our Cooperation, We Can Protect Our Generations
Targeted Groups:
  • Family, particularly parents.
  • Teachers.
  • Adults and teens.
  • International, health, social and psychological decision-makers. 
  • Rehabilitation centers and their employees.
  • The Public.
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