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Secretary of Health of Bogotá advances study on drug use

With the information obtained, better decisions can be made in care programs.

Drug use study
PHOTO: iStock | Taken from eltiempo.com

Bogotá advances the third District Study of the Consumption of Psychoactive Substances. This is a study carried out by the District Health Secretariat together with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to learn about the situation of psychoactive substance use in Bogotá. With the information collected, decisions can be made to improve care programs from a public health approach.


"The study seeks to determine the periodicity of the consumption of psychoactive substances, the relationship of consumption with factors such as sex, age, occupation, education, socioeconomic level and place of residence, as well as detect patterns of consumption of the various substances, perception of risk, prevention programs, among others," said the Ministry of Health.


In the previous study, done in 2016, it was established that 16% of those surveyed said they had used an illicit drug at least once in their life.


How is the survey being done? The representatives of the polling firm are duly uniformed and will arrive door-to-door with questions about the use of psychoactive substances and its impact during the Covid-19 pandemic, which will take place until September from Sunday to Sunday between 8 a.m. :00 AM m. and 6:00 p.m.


Please note that participation in the survey is voluntary and confidentiality is guaranteed. You will not have legal problems or problems with the authorities when providing this information.


"An invitation is made to the public to attend to the interviewer and in case of doubt and for security, they can confirm the veracity of the data by calling 323 323 3106 - 321 241 9140 or 314 428 7118," said Salud.


Article taken from eltiempo.com

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