Action Month on drug prevention falls in June

Monday 31/05/2021 15:00

VGP – The Prime Minister has required ministries and agencies under the National Committee for AIDS, drug and prostitution prevention and control, and provincial and municipal People’s Committees to work together in launching an Action Month on drug prevention in June.

This year’s Action Month has the theme “Health for people and happiness for every family-keep away from drugs”. 

After nearly two decades, Decision No. 93 2001 QD TTG dated June 13, 2001 on the month of action for drug prevention and combat and the day for drug prevention and combat by the entire population, brought together ministries, agencies, localities and the entire population in turning their consensus and strong commitments to action to prevent the drug scourge.
The Action Month has created a communication campaign on drug prevention and control nationwide, highlighting the role and responsibilities of each individual, family and community and authorities in this work. 

According to the directions of the PM, the key tasks aim to enhance communications and education of policies and laws on drug prevention and control, particularly new regulations of the Law on drug prevention and control in 2021 and consequences of illegal drug production, use and purchase. 

Viet Nam recorded more than 10,000 new drug users in 2019, with the users getting younger and living mostly in the southern region.

As of November, 2019 the country had 235,314 drug addicts in its official records, 10,215 more than a year earlier.

Viet Nam had 111 licensed rehabilitation centers with around 35,000 inmates as of April, 2020. 

By Thuy Dung 

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