November – the month of the fight against addiction

The lecture by Red Cross volunteers, Lana Čonić (III3), Aleksandra Mršić (III1) and Sofija Čupić (III3) with the support of Helena Đonin (III2), was organized for first and second grade students, on two occasions on 22.11. and 24.11.

The theme:

November – the month of the fight against addiction.

According to the International and National Health Calendar, the month of November is dedicated to the fight against drug addiction, with the aim of raising awareness among the population about the harmful effects of drugs and mobilizing the entire society to engage in activities to combat their use.

Every year, around 210 million people in the world use drugs, and of this number, around 200,000 people die annually as a result of drug use. Consumption of psychoactive substances is not only a health threat but also a significant socio-economic burden worldwide.

Primary prevention, i.e. preventing the onset of addiction, is the most important!