Unified battle against abuse

2015-06-11 06:01

Substance abuse has become a growing phenomenon within the Uitenhage community with its disquieting effects on individuals, families and the community at large. This pandemic has been implicated in disrupting family functioning and social cohesion and is a predictor of a range of social ills.

In commemoration of Youth Day and International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADAIT) Youth Pioneers and Civic Educators from Ward 48, in conjunction with numerous other stakeholders will be conducting an awareness outreach programme on 15 June within the Gerald Smith community.

The programme will take the form of an awareness march that will commence from Middle Street Clinic at 10:00 via Kamesh Road, through the Blikkiesdorp community to the corner of Abbot Road and Van Rooyen Drive, Gerald Smith, where an awareness programme will be conducted. Community members and participants will be educated with regard to the pandemic of substance abuse through educational talks, testimonies, experiential learning activities and information sessions.

Numerous role players in the fight against substance abuse will engage in the programme of the day.

Community members are invited to support this venture in fighting the scourge of substance abuse which has been plaguing our community. This battle needs unified efforts.

)For any further information contact Anita Segal 041 995 9405 or Gwen Forbes 072 281 5638

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