Creating awareness on Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse and HIV&AIDS and other illnesses.

This priority area seeks to create awareness through seminars among employees, school children and other social settings on harmful effects of drug and substance abuse and strengthening control mechanisms for alcohol and drug abuse and their co-relation to HIV&AIDS and other illnesses.

Advocacy and Capacity Building

This activity includes training teams of local peer trainers drawn from different settings in order to build local human resource base on knowledge, skills and understanding drug abuse diagnosis, management of drug addicts, prevention strategies, correlation between HIV&AIDS and other diseases, acceptance of recovered addicts back into society.

Improving the Quality of Life

The objective of this priority area is to enable early detection of substance abuse, provide help and effective services to those affected. During our awareness sessions, we shall endeavor to help detected cases and offer a brief intervention before doing referrals and consequent follow up on progress made.

Mitigation of Socio-economic Impact

The objective of this priority area is to innovate, adapt and tap into existing programmes. Client initiated innovativeness will be encouraged and mentored by Uhai team. This is aimed at reducing the impact of the menace at domestic, workplace, community levels and ultimately improving economic productivity and stability.

Economic Empowerment through Capacity Building

The objective of this priority area is to empower most at risk youth (both employed and unemployed) with business start-up ideas, money and time management skills by imparting knowledge.

 

The world today is faced with dangerous drug related social problems that threaten the very existence of, physical and mental (intellectual) well being of individuals in the society. The menace has not spared great thinkers, billionaires, professors in complicated discipline down to 10 years olds who are getting addicted to alcohol, drugs and chemicals. Billions of dollars has been spent to fight the vice that threatens to cripple humanity.

Economic, social, technological, medical and academic advancement facilities if not backed by will power and knowledge will not solve the drug menace. In several situations, institutions have had to set up a department to deal with alcohol, drug and substance abuse.