Health education programme
Health education programmes aim at reducing the current levels of ‘substance’ use, limiting the evolvement of occasional use to complicated cases of addiction disease and reducing the number of fresh cases while encouraging seeking treatment and societal support for recovering patients in order to curb the number of relapse cases.
These educational programmes target categories that are more prone to using such as adolescents and youth in particular in addition to those who influence them such as parents and teachers. The National Rehabilitation Centre relies on a prevention strategy which includes structured and systematized science-backed curricula to achieve a sustainable outcome; as well as awareness-raising activities which involve society and health media. The aim is also to shift orientations towards addiction patients which contribute in reducing societal stigma which accompanies addiction patients and bolster recovery.
These programmes are delivered within a comprehensive plan which involves developing a legislative umbrella which includes effective tailor-made policies response for substance use. The science-backed programmes include:
- School prevention programmes which target pupils of three levels, Fifth and sixth grade, Eighth and ninth and Eleventh and twelfth.
- School prevention programmes dedicated to teachers which prepare them to detect cases and for early intervention.
- Family prevention programmes which include several components such as parental skills and strengthening family bonding. These programmes include between 6 to 9 debate sessions subject to systematized scientific assessment.
- Earlt intervention programmes in health sector. These deal with preparing primary healthcare workers for early detection of addiction disease and provide advice and initial treatment and privision foe specialized institutions which treat such cases.
Those who would like to benefit from awareness and education programmes provided by the NRC can contact directly or fill in the parental skills form available in the website.