Delegates Approve Strategy for a Public Health Approach to Reduce Psychoactive Substance Use

The delegations of the countries of the Americas approve this morning a plan of action to include the consumption of psychoactive substances as a public health priority in national plans, as part of the 51st Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

The Plan of Action on Psychoactive Substance Use and Public Health seeks to reduce the burden of drug use and strengthen an integrated public health response.

In this sense, preventive measures should cover the detection, early intervention, treatment, care, rehabilitation, social reintegration, and support services for people with disorders related to the use of psychoactive substances.

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