DPTC Sensitization Training for Secondary School Teachers in Abuja

Today, we concluded the first batch of the Drug Use, Dependency, Prevention, Treatment and Care (DPTC) sensitization training for secondary school teachers in Abuja where their capacity was enhanced to provide help for students who are drug users in their various school through therapeutic  counseling.

The 2-days (November 21st and 22nd, 2019) sensitization training attended by 45  is a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) project funded by the European Union, Nigeria 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 students who use and misuse drugs for them to access adequate treatment and care.

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.

Teachers in Abuja capacity was enhanced to provide help for students who are drug users in their various school through therapeutic counseling. 

 

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