The United States, through the Merida Initiative, will support the National Network Against Addictions (Renadic) on a platform of 18 million dollars in information technology, which will link to about 400 centers battling addictions in Mexico, said Ambassador Anthony Wayne.
These centers include the New Life, local councils and state observatories, said the ambassador during a meeting held Tuesday with Margarita Zavala, wife of President Felipe Calderon said Wednesday the embassy in a statement.
“This project creates a communications network to centralize operations and enable collaboration between schools, enabling real time monitoring of trends and statistics addictions, as well as share best practices in addiction treatment,” said .
Ambassador Wayne said the Renadic represents the most important contribution to date under the program of drug demand reduction of the Merida Initiative.
The U.S. diplomat and Margarita Zavala talked about the work that the First Lady is doing in reducing domestic drug abuse and some of the problems associated with young migrants.
Wayne Zavala congratulated the achievements of his New Life campaign in the preparation of families to better address the problem of drug abuse, said the embassy.
“The emphasis of Mr. Zavala in drug prevention, assistance to unaccompanied migrant children, and his extensive work in preventing crime in the country, emphasize its concern with the welfare of the youth of Mexico,” said .
She described the New Life campaign which includes prevention and education at different levels for millions of children and adolescents as well as training for more than half a million health workers, teachers, coaches, and other first responders to drug abuse