Today is International Day against Drug abuse & Illicit Trafficking. 26th Day of June 2016

‪#‎Drug‬ ‪#‎abuse‬ effects cardiac crisis, respiratory depression, liver cirrhosis, nephropathy, infectious diseases such as ‪#‎hepatitis‬, ‪#‎AIDS‬, and‪#‎tuberculosis‬, injury - associated disability, mental disorders - ‪#‎depression‬& also oral health problems - dental ‪#‎caries‬, ‪#‎periodontal‬ diseases,‪#‎mucosal‬ ‪#‎dysplasia‬, ‪#‎xerostomia‬, ‪#‎bruxism‬, tooth wear, and tooth loss.

These drug categories include opiates, ‪#‎cannabis‬, ‪#‎hallucinogens‬,‪#‎cocaine‬ - and ‪#‎amphetamine‬ - type stimulants & club drugs. Oral health complications associated with #drug abuse may result from direct exposure of oral tissues to drugs during ‪#‎smoking‬ or ‪#‎ingestion‬, biologic interaction of drugs with normal physiology of oral cavity, and effects of drugs on brain function which result in a spectrum of addictive behaviours such as risk-taking behaviour, poor hygiene, ‪#‎aggression‬, and‪#‎carelessness‬.

To empower dentists by providing ‪#‎oral‬ ‪#‎health‬ education & prevention material brochure / booklets/ videos / stories / real life stories of survivors for addicts and their families.

‪#‎Dental‬ services should be established in ‪#‎addiction‬ ‪#‎rehabilitation‬centers to improve access to dental treatment. 
• Diagnosis and management of oral problems in addicts
• Management of systemic disorders related to addiction during dental treatments
• Behavioural and psychological management of addicts during dental treatments
• Encouraging dentists’ positive attitude toward addicts
• Cross-infection control of blood-borne diseases

‪#‎antiDrugs‬ ‪#‎Heroine‬ #cocaine ‪#‎injectableDrugs‬ #antismoking #quitTobacco #bidi #gutkha #khaini #HASNAA #OralHealth #RuralOralHealth #OralHygiene #youth #life #Precious