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NCSA online push coming in January

NCSA online push coming in January
The NCSA held a drug awareness outreach in the City of Bridgetown. (Picture by Reco Moore)

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Come January, the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) will be rolling out most of their programmes online, starting with sensitisation around new psychoactive substances.

That was revealed by the council’s manager Betty Hunte during a walkabout through the Fairchild Street, The City Bus Terminal yesterday.

“January is Drug Awareness month, so we have a series of webinars planned. What we want to do is look at all these new substances that are emerging. We’re going to do some sensitisation and education around the new psychoactive substances. People are trying and mixing new things or whatever is available to get a high,” she explained.

Hunte added with COVID-19 conditions, traditional drugs may not be readily available, so they were alerting people as to what to look for. She added they were also forming partnerships with the Forensics Department and the Barbados Drug Service as they were the entities doing the testing of all drugs which surfaced. (RA)

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NCSA online push coming in January
Officials from the NCSA in the Fairchild Street Bus Terminal yesterday. (Picture by Reco Moore)

 

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