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Stigmatization of People with Addictive Disorders in the Media

17 Jul, by admin in News Brief

Despite the extent of this public health problem, people facing addictive disorders must face a highly stigmatizing moral judgment from society as a whole, particularly with regard to people who use illicit drugs. According to World Health Organization, addiction to illicit drugs is the most stigmatizing condition. The media should take a different look at addiction disorders, drug use and drug policies instead of relying on traditional narratives. The media can in particular play a significant role in combating drug-related stigma and discrimination while focusing more widely on the failure of the “War on drugs” and the need for new approaches.

Dianova attends the 61 CND UNODC Session

05 Mar, by admin in Uncategorized

It will be held the 12-16th march, in Vienna, the 61st CND UNODC Session, during which Member States and civil society will meet at the last major international meeting before 2019 (and post-UNGASS 2016). This is the target date set out by the 2009 Political Declaration and Action Plan to eradicate the illicit drug market.