“#ConSumoCuidado”: what is the criticized campaign of the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health on the use of psychoactive drugs

“Careful consumption”, the campaign of the government of the Province of Buenos Aires with advice to consumers of psychoactive drugs

During the last hours, the case of the adulterated cocaine in the Greater Buenos Aires caused a rain of criticism against the campaign #Very careful, promoted this summer by the Department of Mental Health of the province of Buenos Aires to raise awareness about the use of psychoactive drugs. But what is this initiative really about?

Anticipate to enjoy as you like, without putting your health at risk. Psychoactive substances can modify your perception. #ConSumoCuidado #ReCreo @BAProvincia @JulietaCalmels”, says a tweet published by the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health. Justly, Julieta Calmels She is the Undersecretary of Mental Health, Problematic Consumption and Violence in the field of Buenos Aires health.

The campaign of the Province of Buenos Aires on the consumption of psychoactive drugs.
The campaign of the Province of Buenos Aires on the consumption of psychoactive drugs.

On the official website of the Buenos Aires Health portfolio, the authorities provide a series of recommendations when consuming this type of narcotic. “Medite. It is important to know what the effects of what you consume are, in this way you will be able to anticipate and avoid excesses. accompany. If someone overdid it and an emergency arises, you can help. Known. Do you want to know something else? Learn more about consumption”, are some of the tips supported by the campaign.

In what can almost be interpreted as an official invitation to drug use, it also reads: “The effects of what you consume can vary” and this depends on: “The context and the place where you are”, “your age and your state of mind”, “the dose and the frequency in which you consume”.

Faced with negative comments from different sectors, sources from the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health explained that it is an initiative that puts the focus on harm reduction”. And, in this regard, they added:There he talks about taking care of the limit, knowing what is consumed and where it is from. Is alert a population group that during the summer relaxes care. A central task in health is to prevent”.

“Harm reduction is a policy to address problematic consumption. We have been working for 2 years on a comprehensive strategy that included putting operations in more than 150 assistance centers”, they added from the portfolio led by Minister Nicolás Kreplak to the aforementioned media.

One of the main critics of the Buenos Aires campaign on drug use was Joaquin de la Torre, former mayor of the San Miguel party and Minister of Government of the province of Buenos Aires during the management of María Eugenia Vidal. Upon learning of this initiative, he announced that they will ask the provincial Ministry of Health to present a report to the National Congress to explain the case. “The government that should fight drugs by attacking their causes, explicitly promotes their use. We are going to ask the Minister of Health to give explanations to the @Senado_BA (sic) for this aberrant campaign”De la Torre posted on his Twitter account.

Joaquín de la Torre, former Minister of Government of the province of Buenos Aires, expressed his rejection of the #ConsumoCuidado campaign of the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health.
Joaquín de la Torre, former Minister of Government of the province of Buenos Aires, expressed his rejection of the #ConsumoCuidado campaign of the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health.

Jorge Macri, Buenos Aires government minister, also used social networks to express his annoyance against the campaign backed by the Axel Kicillof administration. “Since @Kicillofok took office, he has NEVER talked about fighting drugs, nor the big drug traffickers, nor the drug dealing that destroys the lives of young people throughout the Province. Instead, it promotes ‘careful consumption’ with public resources. This is how we are, against this we fight!”, assured the former mayor of Vicente López’s party.

Jorge Macri joined the criticism against the awareness campaign on the consumption of psychoactive drugs promoted by the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health.
Jorge Macri joined the criticism against the awareness campaign on the consumption of psychoactive drugs promoted by the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health.

“Learn more about consumption” does not exactly sound like prevention or dissuasion of drug use, so the concept of “health”, “care” and “harm” of the Buenos Aires government is quite original. Especially if we think that no campaign against the use of narcotics is carried out in parallel and instead the messages are framed within the idea of ​​”recreation” and “enjoyment”.

Until now, the doses of adulterated drugs detected in different points of the Greater Buenos Aires have already left 24 dead and another 23 people remain hospitalized. In addition to warning about poisoned cocaine – which is logical -, It should be the responsibility of the health authorities to warn that the drug does not need to be adulterated to cause harm, and that it generates addiction and leaves consequences.

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Reference-www.infobae.com

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