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WHO

The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

WHO is governed by 192 Member States through the World Health Assembly. The Health Assembly is composed of representatives from WHO's Member States. The main tasks of the World Health Assembly are to approve the WHO programme and the budget for the following biennium and to decide major policy questions.

WHO's goal is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.

http://www.who.int

Management of substance abuse
This website contains information pertaining to psychoactive substance use and abuse, and also information about the World Health Organization's projects and activities in the areas of substance use and substance dependence.

http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/en/

Lexicon of alcohol and drug terms
published by the World Health Organization.

http://www.who.int/substance_abuse
/terminology/who_lexicon/en/

WHO Regional Office Europe - Health Topics Alcohol and Drinking

http://www.who.int/topics
/alcohol_drinking/en/