Resolution 53/1. Promoting community-based drug use prevention

Recalling its resolution 51/3, in which it acknowledged that drug use was a public health issue and that early detection and brief intervention and, when appropriate, linking people to treatment required a public health approach that must be addressed within health- and social-care settings between providers and patients
  • Alternatives to punishment

2. Also urges Member States to consider implementing a national coordinated response for drug use prevention that includes mobilizing multiple relevant sectors of civil society, in conjunction with government entities including law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, as well as social, health and welfare agencies, working together to learn about, participate in and support effective drug use prevention programmes;
  • Civil society engagement

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