We are currently in a world where most people are on the fast lane, because they have a lot to catch up with and 24 hours seem not to be enough for the activities of one day. What you used to achieve in one month can now be achieved in an hour or even less, courtesy of innovations and globalization. Yet, you still find it difficult to
spend quality time with your family; because despite the tight schedule, the smart phone and other gadgets may have taken over the little time you have for family. Consequently, you do not listen to what is happening in your family.
In this situation, the children become vulnerable to all forms of abuse and negative influences like drug abuse and illicit trafficking. That is why the United Nations set aside today 26th June as International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The theme for this year is “Listen First- Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe”. This is an initiative to increase support for prevention of drug abuse and illicit drug use which is an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities.