DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION
The epidemic of chemical abuse is largely due to ignorance of the destructive effects of drug and alcohol abuse.
Secondly, it is imperative that “doors” of opportunity are created for people with unresolved problems. Abused people especially need family members, schools and community members to open these “doors.”Abused and damaged people are prime subjects of addictive tendencies.
Thirdly we need to be more responsible with the use of over counter medication. Medication plays a vital role in stabilizing psychiatric disorders. Unmanaged, this treatment can lead to addiction. Doctors can only do so much. We need to do the rest.
WE SHOULD NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF PROVIDING DOORS FOR THOSE NEEDING TO SHARE THEIR HURTS. THIS IS THE BEST METHOD OF PREVENTION.
We target schools, being important places to provide information relating to chemical abuse and addiction. We take groups in our recovery program to share their journey to addiction and the pain encountered. They share what they had to endure due to their ignorance and lack of support in their growing years. Teachers receive important guidance of how to identify possible abusers of chemicals (drugs and alcohol). We continue with relationships with these schools which includes carrying out drug testing when required to help identify abusers.
We carry out theses services in urban and rural schools.
Businesses are also visited by invitation to carry our drug and alcohol testing. We also carry out drug and alcohol addiction support talks. Parents and the broader community visit our centre for testing and guidance. The correctional services sends those on parole who have drug and alcohol abuse records for monitoring.