Public Health
09.11.2011

Report finds that health is the sector most affected by the spread of crack

The main problems of the crack are increased violence, poor performance, truancy, dropping out of family life and social

The president of the National Confederation of Municipalities, Paul Ziulkoski, presented the Urban Development Commission of the House of Representatives, a report with the current panorama of the presence of crack in Brazilian cities. According to the survey, the area of ​​health is most affected by the spread of the drug. Of the more than 4400 counties listed in the survey, 63.7% responded that the movement of crack problems worsened in the health system, with emphasis on increased violence, low income and evasion in schools and abandonment of family and social life .

Ziulkoski Paul says that the lack of resources for prevention and treatment aggravates the situation. The president of CNM charged an integrated national policy to combat crack, so that the responsibility does not fall only on the municipalities. "There is no structure. Municipalities are facing as far as possible, with difficulty, consequences. And there is no source of funding, there is no discussion. Our data are being brought into the society and power structures, especially Union and states, to discuss issues for this confrontation. "

The President of the Special Commission of Public Policy on Drugs, Mr Reginald Lopes (PT-MG), explains that there is still no consolidated policy of confrontation to crack, because the stock began to be articulated in this year. "We are creating and unlocking a country to be able to make this confrontation. That does not exist today. In fact, there is nothing of the Brazilian state, municipalities, states to make this confrontation. During this year, the president addressed this Dilma with high priority and we started doing our homework to put a political foot. We are creating the mechanism for that, indeed, there may be a state policy to face in relation to drugs. "

According to Reginald Lopes, later this month will be delivered to President Dilma indications and some bills in the House on the subject. The deputy said that the Special Committee on Public Policies on Drugs is already aware of the research done by the Confederation of Municipalities and all collaboration is needed. "The drug control has to be a responsibility of the Brazilian society. Of the three entities of the federation, the Three Powers, the private sector, civil society organizations. MultiRAE is one, is a movement to make this confrontation," he said.

The number of users at the national level was not estimated in the survey, which contains data for 79% of Brazilian municipalities. It is expected that the data is released by the National Confederation of Municipalities in March next year.

Source: Isaude.net