On hearing about substance abuse, most people think to the use of illegal drugs, unbeknownst to them that several medications (analgesics like aspirin or antitussives like dextromethorphan) when taken recklessly, have a negative impact on the body and mind.
According to the WHO, Substance Abuse is the harmful use of psychoactive drugs or chemicals i.e substances that alter the normal mental function. Alcohol, pain killers, cough syrups, stimulants etc. are common examples of these.
Therefore, in line our goal to promote a healthy continent, we are embarking on a year-long campaign against Substance Abuse, with teenagers & young adults being the main focus.
– Short courses
– Creative contests
From the Healthy Africans Platform, we present the Substance Abuse Initiative, which kickstarts on Saturday, 14th November, 2020.