Preventive Measures to Drug and Substance Abuse

  • Proper education on factors that contribute to the problem and deal with them There is need to educate the public on proper use of legal drugs
  • Create awareness in the community, at work place, in schools and places of worship. Educating people about drugs removes ignorance
  • Media campaigns to highlight negative effects of drug use
  • Effective parenting helps to raise a drug free child. Functional families nature a normal child.
  • Occupational therapist to train workers how to cope with stress at work place Teach life skills and other skills related to their jobs e.g. interpersonal skills, assertiveness etc.
  • To detect the drug users and, help them through drug counseling, treatment and rehabilitations
  • Effective government policies on drug trafficking

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