CND day 4 – Plenary statement of Mexico on drug demand reduction

The Mexican strategy emphasizes on young people and street children. Mexico has stepped up its addiction prevention programme: we focus on the development of the life of the smallest, and try to have early detection measures. We built 320 networks ‘Nueva Vida’, and juvenile integration centres in difficult areas of Mexico. We are designing new methods to investigate substance abuse and risk factors.

The misuse of substances is a serious issue in terms of public health and has negative impact on families, schools and society at large. We have devoted many resources to drug demand reduction: activities and programmes to provide research and prevention, treatment and rehabilitation and raise awareness and train professionals to reach the population at large.

Mexico is pleased to have introduced the resolution on young people and children and hope that our recommendations will be taken into consideration.

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