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Drugs affect millions of people in Latin America and the Caribbean

Washington, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) At least 4.4 million men and 1.2 million women in Latin America and the Caribbean suffer from drug use disorders at some point in their lives, the Pan American Health Organization reported.

This is one of the problems that plagues the world population and that is why the International Day for Drug Overdose Awareness is being celebrated this Thursday.

The event was created in 2001 in Australia by Sally J. Finn and Peter Streker in commemoration of the people who lost their lives due to overdose, supporting family and friends of people who died or were permanently injured as a result of this cause, as well as to raise awareness about the risks of mortality due to drug use.

Worldwide, an estimated 450,000 people die annually from overdoses of illegal drugs and prescription opioids, an alarming figure that is constantly on the rise and has devastating consequences, especially among young people.

Psychoactive substances are various natural or synthetic compounds that act on the nervous system, causing alterations in the functions that regulate thoughts, emotions and behavior.


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