NCSA Closed Tomorrow, February 8

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The office of the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) will be closed tomorrow, Friday, February 8, to facilitate maintenance and industrial cleaning. Business operations will resume from Monday, February 11, at 8:30 a.m. The management at the NCSA apologizes for any inconvenience this closure may cause. julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Winston Scott Polyclinic Will Be Closed … anemptytextlline …

Early Warning System For New Drugs Needed

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Barbados needs to establish an early warning system to detect the presence of opioids and amphetamines, along with the emergence of new psychoactive substances (NPS) on the local market. This was one of the recommendations emerging from the findings of the 2016 Barbados Drug Information Network report, which was released by officials at the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), …

NCSA Increases Social Media Presence

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In an effort to reach a wider audience, the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), has ‘logged on’ to additional social media platforms. Persons may now follow the NCSA on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, in addition to its existing Facebook page, by typing in “NCSA Barbados”, or visiting its website. Programme Officer at the NCSA, Makeada Bourne, explained that the …

NCSA To Host Public Lecture

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The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) will host a lunchtime lecture entitled Supporting the Family of Drug Users, on Thursday, January 31, in its training room, at the corner of 1st Avenue Belleville and Pine Road.  It will begin at 11:00 a.m. The lecture, which forms part of NCSA’s activities to mark Drug Awareness Month 2019, will be delivered …

Public Urged To Mark Blue Week

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Members of the public are encouraged to wear blue from Tuesday, January 22, until Saturday, January 26, to mark Blue Week, which is being hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA). This forms part of the organization’s month-long activities for Drug Awareness Month being celebrated under the theme: Women of Substance. Blue Week was designed to create a …

NCSA To Reach Out To Public In Bus Stands

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As part of its community outreach initiative and to mark Drug Awareness Month 2019, staff of the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) will interact and share information with commuters in some bus stands. On Friday, January 11, the NCSA staff will share drug information with commuters in the Princess Alice Bus Stand, Bridgetown, and again on Friday, January 18, …

NCSA Closing Early Notice

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The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) will close at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, to allow staff to attend a funeral service. The office will reopen at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, September 21. Any inconvenience this early closure may cause is regretted. julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE NCSA Closed Tomorrow, February 8 anemptytextlline READ MORE Early Warning System …

Marijuana Debate Still Under Consideration

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Even though Government is giving consideration to decriminalising marijuana in Barbados, the way forward will be based on available evidence and best practice. This point was reiterated by Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, as he addressed the first meeting of the new board of the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) last Friday. Mr. Hinkson said from his discussions …

Project SOFT 2018

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Parents and guardians are asked to note that there is still space in this year’s one-week residential camp hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA). Registration for the camp entitled Project S.O.F.T. (Safeguarding Our Future Today) is ongoing and concludes this Friday, August 24. There is also a registration fee. The camp will get under way from Sunday, …

16th Annual Project S.O.F.T. Camp

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The different changes children will undergo as they transition into teenagers will be highlighted when this year’s Project S.O.F.T. (Safeguarding Our Future Today) gets under way from Sunday, August 26, to Saturday, September 1. The 16th annual one-week residential camp, hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), will cater to 40 children who sat this year’s Common Entrance …