Ganja use on rise among teens, says drug counsellor

-more admissions seen in Salvation Army rehab programme

The number of teens now seeking treatment for marijuana addiction is at an alarming level, according to Chief Counsellor at the Salvation Army Amarnauth Persaud, who says that more families are coming forward for help.

Persaud said that for this year, eight teenagers, the youngest of whom is 14, have been admitted into the organisation’s six-month rehabilitation programme. This is the highest figure in years. Adult users occupy the remainder of the 25 spaces that are available for each of the live-in drug rehab programmes.

During a recent interview with Stabroek News, Persaud said that although there are no …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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