200 vol­un­teers trained to tackle drug ad­dic­tion in Kaduna

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - By Si­mon E. Sun­day

@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.

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