Youth Rally In Pointe Michel To End Drug Awareness Month


Youth Rally In Pointe Michel

On Tuesday 31st, the streets of Pointe Michel were filled with positive energy, as various Primary Schools participated in a Youth Rally for the closing of Drug Awareness Month.

Like the majority of other mental-health problems, drug abuse and addiction have no single cause. However, there are a number of biological, psychological, and social factors, called risk factors that can increase a person’s likelihood of developing a chemical-abuse or chemical-dependency disorder.

Mrs. Crephenia James-Turney, Member of the South Drug Abuse Unit, says since today is the last day of “Drug Awareness Month”, the Drug Prevention Unit saw it fit to showcase a rally with the young ones, hoping to have an impact on the entire community.

Ms. Turney added, they are working with the young ones because they are our future. She says because individuals use and abuse drugs, it does not mean it is right.

Director of the National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit Ms. Jacinta Bannis, says it has been a successful month for them and their activities were executed very well.


Director of the National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit, Ms. Jacinta Bannis

The main objective of hosting the rally is to refrain from using drugs. She wants the public to be aware of the dangers and the consequences.

Representative of the Pointe Michel Development Committee Mr. Hasselt Williams, left the children with an important message and example of the effects of the use of drugs.

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