Zambia to fight drug abuse through Co...

Zambia to fight drug abuse through Commonwealth Games relay

There are 1 comment on the Jan Samachar story from Jan 6, 2010, titled Zambia to fight drug abuse through Commonwealth Games relay. In it, Jan Samachar reports that:

Lusaka, Jan 6 Zambia has decided to use the Queen's baton relay for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India to fight drug abuse among children.

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Eve

London, UK

#1 Jan 7, 2010
The biggest drug abuse that Zambia faces is alcohol abuse amongst a high percentage of the working population. Every family in the country must be affected to some degree; with families in the rural areas being locked in poverty due to an inability of the husband to work and their early deaths. This extreme situation must be having a major impact on the Zambia's ability to develop and increase the standard of living and health of the population.
Teaching children about the dangers of drug abuse in children is a very positive step, but it must be focussed upon alcohol as a drug. Drunkenness is currently viewed as a positive, even macho state. To tackle to burden of alcoholism in Zambia this image has to be changed in people's minds. A good place to start is with children, but their parents need support too.

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