Pubdate: Wed, 06 Oct 2004
Source: Times Of Malta (Malta)
Copyright: 2004 Allied Newspapers Limited
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Sedqa, the national agency against drug and alcohol abuse, is present
at the G.F. Abela Junior College throughout Freshers' Week, taking
place until October 15.

It said it aimed to deliver its message against substance misuse
during the event by means of an outreach with students, involving the
presence of staff from the Sedqa prevention teams and the
dissemination of printed material with information about the effects
of drugs and alcohol and the perils of substance misuse.

Sedqa appealed to students attending the Junior College to visit its
stand in the foyer, where they can meet its staff and get the
information they need. For more information about Sedqa's prevention
programmes one can contact the primary prevention team on 21 244 226.

Sedqa also offers care services both within the community and in
residential settings. People requiring help regarding problems related
to substance abuse can be referred, refer themselves to these services
or access more information by calling Helpline 151 or by visiting the
agency's website.
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