People with drug dependence need better access to health care – WHO – 26 June 2012

Posted on June 27, 2012. Filed under: Alcohol & Drug Dep. | Tags: |

People with drug dependence need better access to health care – WHO – 26 June 2012

Resources for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

WHO maps treatment and prevention resources in 147 countries

“26 June 2012 | Geneva – Most people with drug use disorders do not receive effective treatment and care, according to a new WHO information system that, for the first time, provides details on the resources allocated to the prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug-related problems in 147 countries. Until now, drug dependence has not been recognized as a health problem in many countries and stigma and discrimination associated with drug dependence have been major barriers to appropriate treatment.”

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