Prevention and treatment of consumption of psychoactive substances

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Prevention and treatment of consumption of psychoactive substances

Psychoactive drugs are substances that, when taken in or administered into one's system, affect mental processes, e.g. perception, consciousness, cognition or mood and emotions. Production, distribution, sale or non-medical use of many psychoactive drugs is either controlled or prohibited outside legally sanctioned channels by law. Psychoactive drugs have different degrees of restriction of availability, depending on their risks to health and therapeutic usefulness, and classified according to a hierarchy of schedules at both national and international levels. (WHO)


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Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Target 3.5: Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol.


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Alcohol | Opioid Abuse | Cannabis Related Disorders | Hypnotics, Sedatives or Anxiolytic Related Disorders | Cocaine and Other Stimulant-Related Disorders | Hallucinogen Related Disorders | Inhalant Related Disorders | Other Psychoactive Substance Related Disorders