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Use of Narcotics and Illegal Substances Doubles in Mexico Over Last Decade

Prensa Latina
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June 29, 2014

Consumption of Amphetamines Increases in Jalisco: With healthy activities authorities of Puerto Vallarta seek to prevent drug use in adolescents. CNN's Rafael Romo reports. (CNNPigMine5)

The national commissioner against addictions, Fernando Cano, has criticized the failure of the authorities to address the drug problem in Mexico, since over the last decade the use of these substances doubled.

In protest against the legalization of marijuana in the country, Cano considered that there are no material changes in addiction policies, although, from his point of view, the battle is not lost.

During a working tour in the northern city of Tijuana, state of Baja California, he noted that there have been spaces in which the strategies have not been enough, while there are many federal initiatives on the issue stalled in the legislature.

According to Cano, minors who begin using narcotics and illegal substances are increasingly younger, and they use substances ranging from cigarettes and alcohol to drugs like marijuana, reported the newspaper Milenio.

He affirmed that while the number of consumers grows, there are not enough centers to address this scenario, which he considered serious because prevention has failed due to the lack of an adequate number of programs.

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Consumo de anfetaminas aumenta en Jalisco: Con actividades saludables autoridades de Puerto Vallarta buscan prevenir el consumo de drogas en adolescentes. (CNN Mexico)

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