Elche City Council to set up plan to fight addictive behaviours

Elche City Council to set up plan to fight addictive behaviours
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ELCHE City Council to set up a plan to fight addictive behaviours with a scheme focusing on an increase of prevention work and awareness campaigns among young people to combat the consumption of drugs.

The City Council has a budget of €190,000 left for programs to combat addictive behaviours and has set up the Deliberative Forum on Nightlife, which has put the problem of addictions among young people on the table for discussion.


The councillor for Social Rights, Mariano Valera, has brought together more than 40 professionals related to the problem of addictions, among them APAEX technicians, from the Casa de la Dona, educators from institutes, technicians from the UCA, representatives of the Local Police and the Red Cross, members of youth associations, representatives of NGOs and technicians from the Education, Youth and Environment departments, among others.

The Forum has been organised according to 5 sectoral work tables: Alcoholism, Mobility, Residency, Safety and Harassment, and finally Substance use and other addictive practices.

According to Valera, “it is a task of prevention and awareness, and we start from the base of all the work that we are doing from the Unit for Community Prevention of Addictive Behaviours, and the work that we do with the young population in coordination with the institutes and other agents in prevention”.

The councillor insisted that “we have to do awareness and prevention work regarding drug use and other addictions.”

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