CND day 1 – Round table on joint responsibility: US delegate statement

International responsibility is the key strategy in tackling drug use. Prescription drug use and marijuana use are specific increasing problems in the US.

Drug use must be reduced as a central goal. Demand reduction and supply reduction in Colombia mentioned as a specific success in this approach. In dealing with drug users, a combination of tools must be applied, ie, criminal justice and a public health approach.

This administration is focusing on prevention, supporting those in addiction and seeing addiction as a disease.

To conclude, we will be cooperating with other nations and forwarding a scientific approach.

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