Just in case you don’t know we have World Drug Day – International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. It is every year on 26th June and was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987 and serves as a reminder of the goals agreed to by Member States of creating an international society free of drug abuse.
Health is the ongoing theme of this World Drug Campaign.
So what does this mean to you and me – the average on the street?
What is a world awareness day like this going to do?
Is campaigning for anything working?
Is fighting for change making any difference?
Does one day change anything really?
Do we think it has any affect on us?
Do we care about what goes on in our world?
Are we only interested if it disturbs our private life?
Are we really bothered about people who use drugs?
Do we know the facts about what is going on?
Have we heard of the UNODC?
Well the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a big website with lots of information and their job is to raise awareness about the global drug problem.
It also raises awareness about human trafficking and fraudulent medicine.
So what is going on in our world today?
Are we truly up to date?
Why is drug abuse increasing?
Why are illicit drugs now a major challenge?
Why are illegal drugs on the rise especially with our youth?
Why are young people more susceptible to drugs?
Why are UNODC saying drug use is twice as high with young people?
How accurate are the figures we get to see?
What about all those who never declare they do drugs?
What about the so called black market – the undercover world of drugs?
Are we the general public who make up society saying anything?
How can ANY drug be legal?
What are legal highs?
Are we aware how dangerous drugs are?
Do we know how many prisoners have committed a crime because of drugs?
Do we want to know the effect that drugs have on our human body?
Do we know about the long term effects?
Do we want to hear how much money is spent trying to deal with our drug related crimes?
Does a prison sentence stop those dealing with drugs?
Have we checked how the police are coping with drug related crimes?
Have we bothered to find out how our health systems are coping with drug abuse?
Do we know the simple fact that ALL drugs alter our natural state of being?
Did You Know?
Can we agree it is 2016 so these figures are probably a lot higher now?
If world leaders are saying that the war on drugs has failed – could it be because war is not the answer?
Could it be possible our approach needs to change?
Did you know almost every country in the world is affected by drug abuse and illicit trafficking?
Hello – are you getting this world, this is huge and it sure is not going away.
How did we as the advanced intelligent species on this earth get to this state?
What about those who think it is OK to produce and supply drugs?
What about Trafficking in Fraudulent Medicine?
Big business now with the Internet and gaps in legal and regulatory frameworks.
UNODC say “the prospect of the comparatively low risk of detection and prosecution in relation to the potential income make the production and trafficking of fraudulent medicines an attractive commodity to criminal groups who conduct their activities with little regard to the physical and financial detriment, if not the exploitation of others.”
So this business is a licence to money at low risk.
- Have we lost our moral compass?
- Do we think it is ok to make money above human life?
- What if this was one of our own family members?
- Do we think it is a problem that will go away one day?
So all the above confirms we do not know the root cause of why we have a global drug problem that is escalating out of control.
Why have we stopped asking questions?
Illicit trafficking is not just drugs but also about people?
Have you heard of Human Trafficking?
You can call it Modern Day Slavery because that is exactly what it is.
Could there be a simple answer?
A wise man of our current times says –
“Our worldwide drug problem begins at home and at school.
We are not CONNECTING to and with our young. Therefore, and at some point, the void seeks to be filled as the vacancy can no longer be sustained.
Certain laws, counselling and rehabilitation are great solutions but the answer will be found in CONNECTION, and with that comes good-old true love.” ~ Serge Benhayon c.2002
What is Serge Benhayon saying here?
Could it be that simple?
Could it be possible that this applies to all of us?
Could it be possible that Connection is what is missing?
Could it be possible that Connection is meeting our children for who they truly are?
Could it be possible that supporting our children to connect to who they are is now needed?
Could it be possible that our focus has been on what they can do and this is the problem?
Could it be possible if our children found Connection at home and school in their early days, that would be enough?
Is Serge Benhayon saying that ‘good-old true love’ which does not have an ounce of emotional love is what is going to bring about real change?
Could this be the reason why we find a way to fill up the void?
Could our way, our drug so to speak be Gambling? Shopping? Alcohol? Food? Porn? or other Distractions?
Simple Living Global is dedicated to humanity by bringing more awareness and keeping up to date with what is really going on in our world.
This is a start of a series of blogs about the harmfull effects of drugs, not only to our body but also to our family, community, country and the world.
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(2016). Trafficking in Fraudulent Medicine