Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol
Associate Professor Lars Thore Fadnes, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen
Lars Thore Fadnes explained that globally, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) relating to substance abuse show that this is a significant factor reducing the lives of young people (ages 15-35). Perhaps because of the stigma and negative connotations, Fadnes feels that this area tends to be down-prioritised compared to other health issues. However, Fadnes argues that interventions are available for substance abuse and that it is both preventable and treatable, making it a good focus for an attainable SDG. He would like to see efforts increased in this area to reduce its global burden.
title"SDG 3.5: Substance abuse"
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