The use of drugs among young people between the ages of 12 and 17 is on the rise. Currently, about 70 per cent of the inmates at the psychiatric hospitals in Ghana falls within this age bracket. The Narcotic Board Control Statistics also show that the youth from the junior and senior high schools and tertiary institutions make up the majority.
Drug Abuse Counselling Clubs
Using current monitoring and evaluation techniques available to the Psychiatric hospital, results of the first the cycle of counseling will be reported within the first year.
The institutionalization of Drug Abuse Counselling Clubs in schools and communities across the nation to encourage peer education on drug abuse. The MEF proposes to facilitate the institutionalization of Drug Abuse Counselling Clubs in Ghana with our lead facilitator Dr. Joseph Asare in 2019.