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Issue 50 | July 02, 2013

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World Drug Report: stability in use of traditional drugs, alarming rise in new psychoactive substances

The 2013 World Drug Report released on 26 June in Vienna shows that, while the use of traditional drugs such as heroin and cocaine seems to be declining in some parts of the world, prescription drug abuse and new psychoactive substance abuse is growing. In a special high-level event of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov urged concerted action to prevent the manufacture, trafficking and abuse of these substances. [Read More]

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