The National Council on Substance Abuse implemented a substance abuse prevention & HIV/AIDS Education programme for the disabled community in 2009. The programme first focused on hearing impaired and deaf persons but has done work with persons of other disabled populations.
STOP! THINK! CHOOSE! aims to increase the awareness and knowledge of the targeted population about drugs and their negative impact of drug use/abuse on the individual, family, school and community.
The programme also strives to build drug refusal and other life skills through drama, role-plays and a media course in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth. (Visit our gallery to see pictures of the programme over the years).
The program strives to provide information in relevant and effective ways (like sign language) for a much under-served population.