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 Branford Taitt To Close Early Thursday anemptytextlline READ MORE All Polyclinics …

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 S.O.F.T. Camp Activities 2018

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Project S.O.F.T. (Safeguarding Our Future Today) 2018, hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) will kick off on Sunday, August 26, at the Marian Retreat House, Verdun, St. John. The one-week residential camp, now in its 16th year, is designed to expose 40 students to the various changes they will undergo as they transition into teenagers focusing on …

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. …