TORREMOLINOS Council has relaunched its department which deals with drug and other addiction-related problems, and is initiating a campaign in schools called Despierta, or ‘Wake Up!’.
Dealing with drugs and other addictions is part of the Social Welfare Department’s remit, but up until now it was inactive and had no staff or resources. However, “it has now been renewed in an aim to help people with addictions who are going through hard times,” said Councillor Jesus Diaz.
The department, which has now been re-staffed, will be providing information and advice to addicts and relatives, raising awareness in the community and working to prevent the use of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, gambling and other activities which can become addictions.
“Anyone who needs help on these matters can go to the Social Welfare offices during the usual town hall opening hours,” From now until the beginning of February, department staff will be visiting schools to give talks to children aged 10 to 16.