DPTC Sensitization Training for Media Personnel in Abuja

We kicked off the first phase of the DPTC sensitization training  for Media organizations in Abuja on Drug use, Dependency, Prevention, Treatment and Care (DPTC). The 2-days (October 17th and 18th, 2019) sensitization training attended by 20 media practitioners is a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) project funded by the European Union to increase the understanding of the media in the dissemination of appropriate information on drug use and drug users in order to reduce the stigmatization and discrimination of drug users for them to access adequate treatment and care.

The training started with the registration of participants and showing of film review titled the Just Punishment, followed by pre-quiz on the knowledge attitude and perception about psychoactive substance among the participants. 

During the training, participants were introduced to the Drug Situation in Nigeria, Understanding of the Concept of Supply Reduction, Concept of Demand and Harm Reduction, Drugs and Effects, Understanding Drug Dependency, Causes of Drugs use and Associated Stigma, Types of Drug Treatments, Women Drug Users, People Who Inject Drugs, and Young Drug Users, Intervention and Responses to Drug Problems in the Family as well as Human Rights and Drug Users.

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