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UNODC Message on the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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June 25, 2014

Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov: Video Message on the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (Unis Vienna)

As the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime sponsors the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26, Narconon centers hold events and deliver drug education.

Around the world this June 26th, Narconon centers will participate in events and observances marking the annual International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking established by the United Nations. As in years past, Narconon staff and volunteers will take to the streets, go to youth clubs, and participate in community awareness events. In countries as diverse as Ghana, Uganda, Colombia, Nepal, Mexico, Denmark, Pakistan and across the US, lessons and drug education materials will be delivered to public – young and old alike – as well as to law enforcement personnel, local officials and legislators, sometimes at international events.

This year, Narconon Ghana highlights the types of drug prevention and humanitarian aid projects that Narconon staff and volunteers contribute to their societies. Director Joe Appiah will be speaking by invitation to numerous Liberian and nearby African country officials including UNODC staff at their June 26th event. Narconon, he will announce, will shortly begin to train Liberian organizations in the Narconon First Step Program, a humane and healthy way of to help alcoholics and other drug addicts to get through withdrawal less painfully and more rapidly in order to start on a new sober path. Elsewhere, these Narconon techniques have been adopted by more than 150 Christian Twelve Step programs in Mexico as useful adjuncts to their regimens. Mr. Appiah has spent well over a decade delivering drug education talks across Central Western Africa. Across Africa, 74,000 young people received lectures in the last two years alone.

"We are proud to work side by side with goodhearted persons like Joe Appiah as well as thousands of others worldwide who have dedicated themselves to saving lives from drugs," said Clark Carr, President of Narconon International in Los Angeles. "We have helped train drug educators on every continent except Antarctica, sharing what we have learned so that they can in turn educate young people to make saner choices, never to pick up a needle, a pill, or a joint. This special day gives us an opportunity to add our voices to so many others encouraging people to live drug-free lives."

As they do every year, Narconon drug prevention specialists will reach hundreds of thousands of young people as part of their consistent, extensive drug prevention offering. In the past two years, more than three-quarters of a million people, most of them schoolchildren, have attended these classes.

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