Barbadians will soon have a better understanding of the prevalence of drug use among primary school children, as the National Council on Substance Abuse prepares to release the findings of the 2020 National Primary School Survey.
The study, completed earlier this year, examined drug use and related issues among class three and four students enrolled in public and private primary schools.
Home Affairs Minister, Wilfred Abrahams says the findings will be used to guide the NCSA’s programming within schools.
Minister Abrahamas was speaking during a prize giving ceremony for the NCSA’s Bee Drug Free Art and Writing Contest.
Based on recent statistics from another study done by the Barbados Drug Information Network, Minister Abrahams believes it’s never too early to speak to young people about the inherent dangers of misusing drugs.