The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) has made a push to increase the capacity of churches and faith-based organizations to implement substance abuse prevention programming.

Efforts got underway yesterday with a Drug Education Seminar which brought together some 50 Pastors and Ministry Leaders to NCSA’s Belleville Headquarters.

Manager of NCSA, Betty Hunte reinforced that the negative impact of substance abuse does not take into consideration ones social class, gender or mailing address.

She said that in fulfilling NCSA’s mission to “promote sustained action for positive change in the fight against substance abuse,” the Council intends to host such sessions in order to ensure that factual information about drug use and abuse, reaches all, especially the more vulnerable populations like children, youth and the elderly.

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