UN SECRETARY GENERAL: ADDICTION IS A DISEASE AND DEMANDS POLITICAL LEADERSHIP TO IMPROVE ITS TREATMENT:
that in a nutshell was the message by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of World AIDS Day on 26 June 2007. He went on to say that "the greatest challenge in global drug control is reducing demand . . . [and] for those who are grappling with addiction, effective treatment is essential." Right, but a bit depressing that this statement seems to have gotten very little attention from the world's media.