Resolution 58/2. Supporting the availability, accessibility and diversity of scientific evidence-based treatment and care for children and young people with substance use disorders

Stressing the importance of a multisectoral and fully coordinated approach in which multiple government agencies and non-governmental organizations within communities cooperate, in accordance with national legislation, in order to support the development of a full continuum of policies and programmes that promote prevention, early identification and intervention, treatment, care, rehabilitation, social reintegration, sustained recovery and related support services, as appropriate,
  • Civil society engagement

Recalling its resolution 57/6 of 21 March 2014 and the need to provide specialized training and supervision for health- and social-care professionals, including professionals in civil society, who work with young people with substance use disorders,
  • Civil society engagement

Stressing the importance of taking into account human rights obligations in the implementation of substance use disorder treatment programmes and policies, particularly those focusing on young people, families and communities,
  • Human rights

1. Invites Member States, in accordance with their national legislation, to consider means, as appropriate, to provide measures to encourage non-discriminatory attitudes towards children and young people with substance use disorders, to help reduce marginalization and discrimination and to promote scientific evidence-based treatment, with a public health perspective, sustained recovery and social reintegration, partnering with different levels of governmental authority, including but not limited to ministries and local authorities for welfare, health and education and, where appropriate, with civil society and communities in the context of drug demand reduction efforts;
  • Civil society engagement

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