Proactive Approach Taken To Prevent Drug Abuse Among The Youth

The St. Kitts-Nevis National Council for Drug Prevention Secretariat is taking a proactive approach to drug abuse prevention in schools, says its director Karimu Byron, appearing on Wednesday’s (November 22) edition of “Working for You.”The director said that persons such as guidance counsellors and nurses are being equipped to teach the ill effects of drugs through the group Drug Prevention and Treatment Services Inc. (DPATS).

Ms. Byron said that the main focus of the group at the moment is education. She explained that teachers and guidance counsellors are trained to develop drug prevention programmes within the schools. These meetings are spearheaded by Ms. Byron and Dr. Tricia Esdaille, Chief Education Officer.

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