The National Drug Prevention Unit took its community outreach program to Dublanc.
Drug Abuse Prevention Officer for the West Malcolm St. Rose said last night’s program was held under the theme “Drug in our Society.”
He said it was aimed at bringing about change in the community and is part of an ongoing program in Dublanc.
“The National Drug Prevention Unit has a mandate to significantly reduce the demand for drugs on the island. As we have over the years sought to do this through established programs. In recent times, we have impacted on a new strategy to go out there and conduct community outreached programs to speak to the converted. You normally find that the people who come out to the meetings are people who are not so involved in the drug abuse practices and lifestyle,” he said.
According to St. Rose, no community is immune to drugs. “We know that Dublanc is a sporting community and we know the effects drugs can have on young people,” he said.
Local Magistrate Gloria Augustus and Police Inspector Claude Weekes were among officials who addressed the proceedings.