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World Drugs Day 2010: More supporters join "European Action on Drugs"

Viviane Reding © EU

Marking the first anniversary of the European Action on Drugs campaign, EU Justice Commissioner Reding welcomed the participation of about 700 groups to raise awareness of drug abuse. These groups include public organisations, NGOs, sport and leisure organisations, companies and media. The scale of the problem remains massive. Every hour, one European dies from an overdose, and every year there are 3, 000 new cases of drug-related HIV. Commissioner Reding urged young people to help raise awareness.