The suffering and damaging consequences of drug abuse know no geographic, economic, social, religious or ethnic bounds. Every day in nations around the global, individuals of every background – rich, poor, educated, illiterate, male, female, and even young children – fall victim to the disease of addiction. The need for drug demand reduction (i.e. drug prevention and drug treatment services) is reflected in devastating toll on the health and welfare of all countries, in addition to undermining economic development, social and political stability, and security in emerging democracies and developing countries.
The International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) serve a broad range of foreign policy and law enforcement purposes for the United States and for the world. In addition to helping protect American citizens and businesses through strengthened international cooperation against crime, the ILEAs' mission is to buttress democratic governance through the rule of law; enhance the functioning of free markets through improved legislation and law enforcement; and increase social, political, and economic stability by combating narcotics trafficking and crime.
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