November is Drug Awareness Month

November is recognised as Drug Awareness Month. In light of this, the National Council onDrug Abuse (NCDA) has planned events for the month to promote communityinvolvement in tackling the issue of drug abuse. This year’s theme is Empowering Communities for a Safer, Healthier, DRUG-Free Jamaica.

The following events are expected to engage students and communities in discussions around the theme.

Thursday, November 20:

  • Regional Expo, Spring Village, St. Catherine
  • Talent Competition and Health Fair, Lottery Primary and Infant School

Friday, November 21:

  • Parenting Workshop, Lawrence Tavern, St. Andrew
  • Volunteer Road March and Play, Lawrence Tavern, St. Andrew
  • Wellness Health Fair, Jamaica Civil Service Association, Montego Bay, St. James

Tuesday, November 25:

  • READ (Resistance Education Against Drugs) Programme at select primary schools inClarendon

Wednesday, November 26:

  • Parenting Forum, Duckenfield, St. Thomas
  • Ganja Forum, Terra Nova Hotel Hotel, Kingston

Thursday, November 27:

  • Drug Awareness Festival, Christiana Moravian Church, Manchester
  • Drug Awareness Day, Lime Hall Primary School, St. Ann
  • Parenting Forum, Clarks Town, Trelawny

Friday, November 28:

  • Community Sports Day, Sandy Bay, Clarendon
  • Empowerment Through Education, event to be put on by Portland Health Department
  • Drug March, Highgate, St. Mary

Saturday, November 29:

  • Road March, Steer Town, St. Ann

For further information on the events for Drug Awareness Month, please contact:

National Council on Drug Abuse
2-6 Melmac Avenue
Kingston 5
Tel: 1-888-991-4244 (toll free), (876) 926-9002-4
Fax: (876) 960-1820