Russian Federation statement on demand reduction

Russia expresses concern at volume of drugs coming into the country from Afghanistan.

Russia established a state counter-narcotics committee which includes law enforcement, health, education, sports and others. Nrcotcs addiction is a ‘socially significant disease’.

Harm reduction distracts states’ attention that would otherwise be spent on drug demand reduction. Russia supports Japan’s position on harm reduction.

Must ensure the rights of addicts. Russia is developing alternatives to prison for minor .

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