Drug Prevention Week to enhance awareness in every sector

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

The National Drug Prevention Week from started on June 19 will continue until July 01. This was under the concept of President Maithripala Sirisena with the objective of further strengthening the drug prevention program in Sri Lanka and rallying all Sri Lankans for the program.

Policy and formulation and implementation of legislation under the drug prevention program are already being implemented island wide through three main themes: prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. A number of programs covering all the provinces have been planned to be launched during the week further strengthening the National Drugs Prevention program.

Nine major programs targeting drug rehabilitation will be implemented covering all the provinces during this week. Awareness programs on drug addiction and prevention, awareness programs for families, enlightening students of vocational training institutes, follow up on drug addicts after rehabilitation and directing to rehabilitation are planned to be implemented during the week.