LAUNCH OF THE “TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS” BOOKLETS
The National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit, in collaboration with Crime Stoppers Dominica recently launched the “Truth About Drugs” booklets at the St. Mary’s Academy. The booklets were made available compliments the MV Freewinds, which over the years, has provided community service to Dominica in many ways.
The Truth About Drugs Programme provides practical tools to give the youth solid facts which enable them to choose to lead drug-free lives all on their own.
The St. Mary’s Academy, St. Martin Secondary School, Goodwill Secondary School, Dominica Grammar School and the Wesley High School each received a share of drug education packages.
Coordinator of the National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit Ms. Jacinta Bannis encouraged the students to commit themselves to be responsible adolescents with the vision of succeeding academically, socially and spiritually.
“By staying in school and having no desire for using and consuming alcohol and other drugs, you can lay claim to a bright future”, she stated.
She said The National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit stands committed to drug demand reduction in our schools and communities and added that the Unit has established strong links in our primary schools and would like to see a strengthening of that relationship with our secondary schools.
Crime Stoppers Dominica encouraged the students to make responsible decisions as it relates to drug abuse citing the correlation between drug abuse and the committal of crime and as such, the Truth About Drugs Programme is vital to efforts at crime prevention and reduction.
The National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit and Crime Stoppers Dominica expressed gratitude to the MV Freewinds for the donation of booklets.