By Renata Burnette:
In commemoration of the International Day against Illicit Drug Trafficking and Drug Abuse, Guyana and the global community emphasize the importance of a collective effort to combat this issue. Renata Burnette’s report highlights the call from various sectors, including health, for a comprehensive, multi-sectorial approach to tackling drug trafficking and substance abuse effectively.
Recognizing the complex nature of the problem, stakeholders in Guyana and beyond stress the need for collaboration and coordination among different sectors, such as law enforcement, healthcare, education, and social services. By joining forces and pooling resources, it is believed that a more robust and holistic strategy can be implemented to address the root causes of drug abuse, disrupt illicit drug networks, and provide adequate support and treatment for individuals affected by substance abuse.
The International Day against Illicit Drug Trafficking and Drug Abuse serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges of drug-related issues. It also serves as an opportunity to raise awareness, educate the public, and mobilize action at both the individual and societal levels.