The Mexican government announced Tuesday that it is ramping up efforts to fight drug addiction.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador laid out his plan to fight substance use that centers around prevention, starting with youth.
“We are going to dedicate all of the resources of the state … in order to make sure that all of the youth are informed about this matter,” Lopez Obrador said in a news conference.
He reaffirmed the government’s commitment to making sure young people have access to education, work and good salaries. Well-being, he said, will help counter increased levels of addiction.