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NDA, Church of Uganda sign MoU to curb drug abuse in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority (NDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Church of Uganda to curb drug and substance abuse in Anglican secondary schools. At an event held on Wednesday, the Archbishop Church of Uganda Stephen Samuel Kazimba Mugalu said this school-based drug …

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Substance abuse biggest contributor to mental illness

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators on the Committee on Health have learned that alcohol and drug abuse are the biggest contributors to the spike in mental illness across the country. The Executive Director of Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital, Dr Juliet Nakku, told the MPs touring the facility on …

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Alcohol, drug abuse fueling mental health illness in Uganda

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Mental Health Uganda (MHU) is concerned about the rampant cases of mental illness in the country resulting from alcohol and drug abuse.  Mental Health Uganda is an advocacy organization for people that use mental health services. Derrick Kiiza, the Executive Director of Mental Health Uganda …

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Gov’t asked to invest in community sensitization against drug abuse

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rehabilitation and treatment centres for victims of drug abuse have asked the government to provide financial support to the centres to create awareness. This follows cases of increased drug abuse notably amongst teenagers and youths in Kampala and other urban areas, putting the lives of young …

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Lockdown exposed more youths to drug and substance abuse – Counsellors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Drug abuse among the youths is reported to be on the rise, leaving hundreds of teenagers struggling with substance use disorders, some of which affect their mental and physical abilities. According to rehabilitation expert, Richard Muhangi of Recovery Solutions Treatment and Counseling Centre in Kampala, …

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UN calls for science, solidarity to tackle global drug challenges

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Addressing the world drug problem requires responses that are based on facts, solidarity and compassion, said chief of the the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Friday. Some 35.6 million people suffer from drug use disorders globally, said UNODC Executive Director Ghada …

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Alcohol, drug abuse leading cause of mental illness- Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Alcohol and drug abuse are the leading cause of mental ill health, a new report by TRAC FM has revealed. The study titled- ‘Disability Rights in Uganda-A Community Perspective’ was carried out by the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda-NUDIPU in collaboration with TRAC …

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