We live in a world where addiction is as much a trend as a disease. Statistics show that death by overdose has been steadily increasing since the early 2000’s. By raising drug abuse awareness and backing it with irrefutable facts, we can fight this statistic through the implementation of prevention programs.
o The SANCA week challenge
#KICK-YOUR- HABIT for ONE WEEK
The Kick-Your-Habit challenge raises awareness regarding how difficult it is for individuals to quit drugs for a lifetime. The most important reason is so that you can understand that addiction is difficult to change and it will take a lot of effort, commitment and tenacity to give it up. After giving up that ONE HABIT FOR ONE WEEK, you will be able to identify and empathise with someone going through the process of recovery and provide the support and understanding they need to live a drug-free lifestyle.
o International day against Drug Abuse and illicit Trafficking – 26 June
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking falls on June 26 each year and aims to raise awareness of the devastating impact illicit drugs has on society. Individuals, communities and various organisations all over the world support this day.
o Overdose Awareness day – 31 August
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31 each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and to reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. Overdose Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. Wear Silver to show your support.
o FAS Day – 9 September
Every year on September 9, International FASD Awareness Day is held. Proclamations are issued in countries, states, provinces, and towns all around the world. People all around the world gather for events to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and the plight of individuals and families who struggle with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).