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 …

NCSA Closing Early Notice

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Members of the public are asked to note that the National Council on Substance Abuse will close at noon, tomorrow, Wednesday, April 18, to allow staff to attend the funeral of a colleague. Regular business hours will resume on Thursday, April 19, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Any inconvenience this closure may cause is regretted. See also: READ MORE …

NCSA Community Outreach Tomorrow

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The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) is seeking to educate drivers and road users about the dangers of substance use and its link to impaired driving. To facilitate this, staff will be on hand at the SOL Warrens, St. Michael Service Station, tomorrow, Friday, March 23, from 7:30 a.m., to educate drivers about avoiding substance use when driving. Talking …

A Healthier You: Managing Workplace Stress

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(Stock Photo) In this ever-demanding world of work you are often warned about becoming overburdened, with the quote “stress kills”. However, according to Occupational Therapist, Lennox Rochester, this does not have to be the case. Mr. Rochester recently explored the issue during a lecture on the topic ‘Managing Stress’, hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse, as part of …

NCSA To Host Blue Week

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Members of the public are encouraged to wear blue from Tuesday, January 23, until Saturday, January 27, to mark Blue Week, being hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA). This forms part of month-long activities for Drug Awareness Month, being celebrated under the theme: Taking Charge of Change. Blue Week was designed to create a greater awareness about …

NCSA To Host Second Lunchtime Lecture

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Drugs and Seniors will be the focus when the National Council on Substance Abuse hosts its second lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, January 23, at the Chelsea Road Church of God, Chelsea Road, St. Michael, beginning at noon. The lecture will be conducted by former head of the Barbados Pharmaceutical Society, Pharmacist Paul Gibson. Drug Awareness Month 2018 is being celebrated …

Barbadians Urged To Better Manage Stress

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An occupational therapist is encouraging Barbadians to educate themselves about the signs of stress and practise healthy ways of coping. Lennox Rochester gave the advice as he delivered yesterday’s lecture, hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) on the topic: Managing Stress, at its offices, located at the corner of 1st Avenue Belleville and Pine Road,   St. Michael. …

AG: Marijuana Discussion Not Closed

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Barbados has not closed its mind to the medicinal properties of the marijuana plant. In fact, according to Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, there were opportunities under the present legal regime to write to the head of the Drug Service for permission or get a doctor to provide a prescription so the capsule or oil could be sourced. He made these …

Marijuana Consultation Being Streamed

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Members of the public are reminded that the CARICOM Regional Marijuana Consultation will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, September 27, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Bus transportation will be provided from the LESC to the Fairchild Street and Princess Alice Bus Terminals following the event. Those who are unable to make it may join …