UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov

Commission on Narcotic Drugs, March 2015, Special event: "Each person counts: Treating drug dependent people with respect"

"For UNODC, in all our work but especially in our health-related initiatives, it is essential to focus on the human dimension - the men, women and children affected by drug use and dependence, and all of the consequences for health and society that illicit drugs can have", said Mr. Fedotov. "…It is our goal to overcome the prevailing stigma with regard to drug use disorders. This means looking beyond the statistics and seeing not "the addict", not "the drug user", not "the patient," but the human being who needs our help."

 

   
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