BanderasNews
Puerto Vallarta Weather Report
Welcome to Puerto Vallarta's liveliest website!
Contact UsSearch
Why Vallarta?Vallarta WeddingsRestaurantsWeatherPhoto GalleriesToday's EventsMaps
 NEWS/HOME
 AROUND THE BAY
 AROUND THE REPUBLIC
 AMERICAS & BEYOND
 BUSINESS NEWS
 TECHNOLOGY NEWS
 WEIRD NEWS
 EDITORIALS
 ENTERTAINMENT
 VALLARTA LIVING
 PV REAL ESTATE
 TRAVEL / OUTDOORS
 HEALTH / BEAUTY
 SPORTS
 DAZED & CONFUSED
 PHOTOGRAPHY
 CLASSIFIEDS
 READERS CORNER
 BANDERAS NEWS TEAM
Sign up NOW!

Free Newsletter!
Puerto Vallarta News NetworkAmericas & Beyond 

United States Implements Mexican Addiction Prevention Program in Five Border States
email this pageprint this pageemail usSuzanne Stephens Waller - Presidencia de la República
go to original
September 06, 2010



During the U.S. – Mexico Binational Drug Demand Reduction Policy Meeting held on September 3, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske, announced that the US Government will begin to implement a program in five of the country's border states, adapted from the National Information Campaign for a New Life to attend and prevent addictions.

For her part, Margarita Zavala, president of the National DIF and the Mexican President's wife, pointed out during the meeting that addictions are one of the greatest challenges we have today and that it is important to treat it as a regional issue since it affects various countries. That is why work will be carried out simultaneously in border communities in Mexico to implement the Campaign for a New Life.

Mrs. Zavala also noted that it is essential to deal with the subject of addictions not only as a matter of national security but as an issue of public health and development.

The director of the US Office of National Drug Control Policy highlighted the importance of working to deal with drug addiction with international partners, among which Mexico occupies a prominent place. He also reported that this announcement is the result of a meeting that took place in February of this year in the White House, where Mrs. Zavala and Mexican Health Secretary José Ángel Córdova Villalobos presented the details of the National Information Campaign for a New Life.

The campaign has been implemented in Mexico since June 20087 to make the population aware of the risks entailed by addictions and publicize the primary health and specialized services offered by the New Life Centers in Mexico.

The campaign seeks to create a National Network of Attention for Addictions that will involve various institutions with experience in the issue, government offices, educational institutions and organizations in civil society and the private sector.




In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving
the included information for research and educational purposes • m3 © 2009 BanderasNews ® all rights reserved • carpe aestus