200 volunteers trained to tackle drug addiction in Kaduna
@SimonEchewofun The House of Recovery based in Kaduna state has trained 200 volunteers in the state to help reduce the menace of drug abuse.
Founder of the organisation, Hadiza Aliko, in a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) interview said their target was to boost counselling services which were vital to the war on drug abuse.
She said, “People are yet to understand the value of counselling for recovery from drugs. When we counsel them, we help them with tools that trigger them off drugs; counselling helps one to explore and eliminate drug addiction at some points.”
She therefore called on residents to break the silence by speaking out on drug addiction so as to help the victims, families and society.
Aliko said the organisation is working hard to create warm and trusting space where addicts and their loved ones get the necessary support while the general public acquire information and necessary advice about addiction.
According to her, the approach will alleviate the destructive impact of drug addiction on society.
She disclosed that the organisation has been engaged by wives of Northern Governors and Kaduna State Government to develop comprehensive activities to tackle drug addiction in their states.