Fiji Time: 8:17 PM on Saturday 20 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

'Play an active role'

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, March 13, 2014

THE National Substance Abuse Advisory Council is calling on parents to play an active role in stopping their children from drinking grog.

The council is conducting a week-long workshop in Labasa on drugs and substance abuse as well as the elimination of violence against girls and women.

Council education officer health Josua Naisele said students drinking grog was becoming prevalent in the country nowadays.

"We need their parents' intervention to stop their children from drinking grog.

"Drinking grog is a form of drug and substance abuse and this is something we are trying to control," he said.

"Parents should be role models in order for their children to follow them.

"The council has continued to hold workshops where we educate teachers and student peer educators on such abuses. With the knowledge they have, they will be able to disseminate the information to their respective schools."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Man down, Fiji wins
  2. Kuridranis celebrate
  3. Fuel drop
  4. Performance to be monitored
  5. $530k bonus payout
  6. Proud achievement for duo
  7. More rain as police issue stern warning
  8. Huge relief for mother of two
  9. Arfa's last game
  10. Vunisa scores lifetime try

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. My boy, my hero Monday (15 Dec)
  3. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  4. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  6. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  7. Five-try Fiji forge Plate final berth Monday (15 Dec)
  8. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  9. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  10. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)