JOIN US IN THIS GLOBAL MOVEMENT
Be part of a global movement - a growing movement that aims to stop the promotion and legalisation of illegal drugs.
OVOM aims to protect children, society and the environment through international collaboration.
It is a movement that stands for a restrictive drug policy and promotes a drug-free lifestyle.
A community MUST be FREE from the pressures and harms of all drugs.
Our work is informed by the relevant international treaties:
the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, as amended by the 1972 Protocol;
the Convention on Psychotropic Substances, 1971;
the Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances of 1988;
the relevant UN human rights instruments;
We put a special focus on the Convention on the Right of the Child (CRC).
LETTER TO WORLD LEADERS - Click here
THERE IS NO HUMAN RIGHT TO USE DRUGS - Click here
EFFECTIVE PARENTING IS VITAL TO CREATE A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN
Raising children is a joy but one of the most difficult 'jobs'. Parents are responsible for their children. Family and society can and should give parents a chance to raise their children in a drug-free environment. States are obliged to take all practicable measures for the prevention of abuse of drugs and for the early identification, treatment, education, after-care, rehabilitation, and social reintegration of the persons affected by addiction. Prevention and positive role models are the key to change.
DRUGS AND THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN
Adolescents´ brains are 'wired' differently than adults. Use of drugs at this critical time of their lives may cause major damages to the developing brain, some of them irreversible. Research has shown that the younger an adolescent begins using drugs, including marijuana, the more likely it is that drug dependence or addiction will develop in adulthood.
IT ALL BEGINS AT HOME
Illicit drug use and misuse of licit drugs are often initiated at a younger age. Parents have a duty to be concerned. There are many ways to ensure the health and safety of your children. A first step is gaining as much information as possible from credible sources, even when your children are under 12 years old. Investing time in and acquiring accurate information is a wise investment in your children´s futures. The information in this portal will provides a good starting point.
OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE OF:
1. the negative impact of drugs on individuals and communities;
2. the right to live in a drug-free society;
3. drug policies that are based on scientific facts not political ideology;
4. the current confusing and misleading international language on
decriminalisation, depenalization or legalisation of drugs;
5. violation of international instruments protecting society (especially
children) from illegal drugs.
Based on the relevant international treaties, OVOM seeks to promote healthy drug-free lifestyles by preventing the promotion and legalisation of illegal drugs.