NR 553 Week 5 Assignment, Strengthening Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse
The United Nations recognizes, under its goal to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. They recognize substance use disorders as one of the primary challenges. One of its targets in pursuing this goal globally is to “Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse”. The United Nations state in their official “Drug Policy and the Sustainable Development Goals” memorandum that prohibitionist drug policies. While they have the intention of restricting supply and distribution mechanisms for substances of abuse, actually act as a “barrier to the provision of harm reduction services”. A reinforcement of social stigmas and discrimination against people who use drugs, in many cases contributing to the denial of their healthcare coverage, discouragement from seeking coverage, and the reinforcement of substance addiction through punitive measures.
This induces trauma rather than treating the underlying causes of drug abuse and dependence………..Continued ( 10 Pages with References)