JOIN TONY RAPU AND OTHERS THIS FRIDAY AS THEY DISCUSS SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND
26th June 2020
The impact of substance abuse disorder in recent times continues to be a source of concern for our society as a whole. As a country, the problem of substance abuse; use of alcohol, illegal drugs, and/or prescribed medications in ways that produce harm to ourselves and those around us, continues to have a grappling effect.
As part of the activities to commemorate the 2020 edition of the United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking (World Drug Day), Freedom Foundation will be hosting a webinar session themed; “Substance Abuse and Mental Health- Preserving The Next Generation”.
In line with the UN’s theme of Better Knowledge for Better Care, this webinar session is aimed at creating awareness of the menace that psychoactive substances pose to our mental health, provide guidance on sensitizing the next generation who are the highest demography of substance users, and address the various stakeholders relevant to the ongoing conversation of substance use.
MEET DR. TONY RAPU
Dr. Tony Rapu is a medical doctor, filmmaker, life coach and the Senior Pastor of the House of Freedom.
His vision is to bring about developmental change to lives and communities by reaching out to different demographics through strategic interventions. He has developed innovative methods and solutions in tackling issues such as drug addiction, urban poverty, and community development.
MEET DR. OSASUYI DIRISU
Dr. Osasuyi Dirisu is a Public Health and Policy Expert. She works as a consultant with House of Refuge, a residential drug rehabilitation center aimed at providing a comprehensive approach for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug and alcohol dependent persons.
MEET DR. TAYO AJIROTUTU
Dr. Tayo Ajirotutu is a Mental Health expert and the Head of Department, Clinical Psychology Department, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Lagos.