The National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit and Crime Stoppers Dominica recently made a donation of “Truth About Drugs” booklets to five secondary schools in Dominica.
The Truth About Drugs Programme provides practical tools to give the youth solid facts which enable them to choose to lead drug-free lives all on their own.
The recipients of the drug education material are St. Mary’s Academy, St. Martin Secondary School, Goodwill Secondary School, Dominica Grammar School and Wesley High School.
Coordinator of the National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit, Ms. Jacinta Bannis, encouraged the students to commit themselves to be responsible adolescents with the vision of succeeding academically, socially and spiritually.
“By staying in school and having no desire for using and consuming alcohol and other drugs, you can lay claim to a bright future,” she stated.
She said The National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit stands committed to drug demand reduction in our schools and communities and added that the Unit has established strong links in our primary schools and would like to see a strengthening of that relationship with our secondary schools.
Crime Stoppers Dominica encouraged the students to make responsible decisions as it relates to drug abuse, citing the correlation between drug abuse and the committal of crime and highlighted the importance of the Truth About Drugs Programme to efforts aimed at crime prevention and reduction.
The National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit and Crime Stoppers Dominica expressed gratitude to the MV Freewinds for donating the booklets.
The MV Freewinds has, over the years, provided community service to Dominica in many ways.