Preventive Education and Advocacy Programs
Barkada Kontra Droga Launching Seminar
(Peer Group Against Drugs)
This is a flagship program of the Board designed to promote youth empowerment through the organization of a worthy group called “Barkada” which will lead towards the adoption of a healthy lifestyle that is drug-free and productive. This program is in collaboration with the Department of Education.
National Youth Forum on Drug Abuse Prevention
This is a Forum that maximizes the participation of the youth leaders in the fight against the drug problem. It is participated in by the youth leaders representing various youth organizations nationwide. The National Youth Commission is the lead agency on the implementation of the Forum in collaboration with the Dangerous Drugs Board and various Local Government Units.
Kids Against Drugs Program
To bring the anti-drug advocacy to the children, the Dangerous Drugs Board participates in the annual celebration of the Children’s Month through the conduct of the Kids Against Drugs program, a primary prevention activity that aims to inculcate the skills of “SAYING NO” to children as a firm foundation for preventive education.
Kids Against Drugs Seminar (Campus Tour for Kids Against Drugs)
This is a primary prevention activity for kids ages 7-10 designed to create awareness on the hazards of drug abuse through the use of puppetry, fun games, and simulation exercises. Campus Tour for Kids is one of the activities created to instill among the elementary students the importance of staying drug-free and the art of “SAYING NO”. One of the highlights of this program is a dance presentation of the Dangerous Drugs Board’s Mascot – Kid Listo (KID is Kalaban ng Illegal na Droga).
Self-Discovery for Kids Seminar
This is a two-day program which aims to create self-awareness among kids and also elicit their leadership qualities so as to take responsibility for creating positive attitudes in their lives. This is an activity-based program where students will learn by doing the activities.
Barkada Kontra Droga Youth Camp
The Barkada Kontra Droga Youth Camp is an activity designed to develop a new generation of young leaders with a strong sense of civic responsibility and commitment. It aims to enhance and introduce strategies in becoming an effective leader among the youth. This activity is in collaboration with the DepEd and the LGUs.
Drug Abuse Prevention Program for Out-of-School Youth
This program aims to provide knowledge and skills among OSY on the prevention of drugs and substance use to make them resilient and law-abiding citizens of the country. It will also provide a responsive livelihood project dedicated for Out-of-School Youth in cooperation with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Technical Education, Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
Drug Abuse Prevention Program for Scout Masters and Scout Leaders
This is a three-day training program for Scoutmasters and Leaders which aims to integrate drug abuse prevention in the scouting program. It intends to encourage Scoutmasters/Leaders to be part of the DDB pool of anti-drug advocates.
Inter-School Stage Play Competition
This is a one-day competition involving stage play artists, performers of various schools in depicting a stage play that is relevant to the present drug situation or condition based on a given theme. It aims to enhance the aesthetic abilities of students and divert their attention from the use of drugs and other substance.
National Seminar Workshop for College Student Leaders on Drug Abuse Prevention Education
This is a three-day seminar-workshop aimed at intensifying initiatives against substance abuse among college student leaders who will become partners in strengthening and mobilizing student organizations to incorporate and sustain in their general plans of action, various initiatives relative to drug abuse prevention education.
Project STAND – “Street Artists: NO to Drugs”
This is a primary prevention program under the Civic Awareness Strategy of the government designed to create awareness on the drug abuse problem and generate social response on its prevention and control through murals and paintings.
Kids Story Telling Contest
The Story-Telling Competition is an activity intended for public elementary school pupils in the National Capital Region which aims to enhance the talent of children in story-telling while at the same time introduce the concept of drug abuse prevention among grade school students.
Philippine National Red Cross-Red Cross Youth Training of Trainers on Drug Abuse Prevention Education
This is a program-designed to integrate drug abuse prevention concepts in the existing Red Cross Youth Programs. It will involve seminar-workshops on various aspects of the drug problem and will include planning of an action program on drug abuse prevention. The RCY will be utilized as trainers and facilitators in the conduct of drug abuse prevention programs for the youth in the communities.
PARENTS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Systematic Training for Effective Parenting
A training program designed for parents towards parenting, rearing children, communicating and relating with them. This program is a component of the Family Drug Abuse Prevention Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). It aims to provide knowledge and skills among parents for them to better appreciate their roles on drug abuse prevention.
Parent-Youth Resource Against Drug Abuse Prevention
This is a two-day seminar designed to organize a well-informed parent and youth as resource against drug abuse. Objectives are to provide family members with knowledge on the dangers of drug abuse and enhance competencies to resist the temptations of drug use and encourage and motivate family members to become actively involved in drug abuse prevention activities.
Drug Abuse Prevention Program for the Families of Overseas Filipino Workers
This is a one-day activity for the overseas contract workers and their families to become aware of the hazardous effects of drug use and learn some ways of preventing it. It also aims to prevent OFW to be used as mules by drug syndicates.
Drug Abuse Prevention Program for Senior Citizens
This is a one-day activity for elderly/senior citizens for them to be aware of the hazardous effects of drug use and the prevention and control aspects. It also aims to utilize senior citizens as anti-drug advocates and counselors of people in need of assistance on drug-related matters in their respective communities.
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE PROGRAMS
National Training on the Effective Management of Drug Abuse Prevention in the Workplace
A training program for Managers/Supervisors which aims to provide knowledge and skills on the effective management of drug abuse prevention program in the Workplace. This is conducted in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Employment – Occupational Safety and Health Center for the private sector and with the Civil Service commission for the government sector.
Drug Abuse Prevention Program in the Workplace
An advocacy program to promote drug-free workplaces both in government and non-government agencies/organizations. It was designed to encourage workplaces to implement drug abuse prevention activities geared towards the creation of drug-free workplaces.
CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMS: ` Training of Trainers’ on Life Skills Enhancement
This training aims to train a core group of trainers on the enhancement of life skills for various target groups in drug abuse prevention. It is usually designed as a three-day training on Life Skills, to include the basic information on drug abuse prevention. The training also aims to enhance capacities of the participants to face life’s pressures and resist drugs.
Drug Abuse Prevention Program for the Transport Groups
This is a primary prevention activity involving the public transport groups designed to ensure the safety, well-being of the commuters and pedestrians by having drug-free travel in the streets. Cooperating agencies are the Dangerous Drugs Board, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Health, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board, Land Transportation Office, and the Philippine Global Road Safety.
Seminar on Board Regulation Updates, RA 9165 for Doctors, Pharmacists and Allied Professionals
This is a one-day seminar which aims to inform the participants of Board Regulation Nos. 3, 6 and the recent regulations regarding dangerous drugs used therapeutically in the medical fields, especially among Pharmacists, Doctors and Allied Professionals. It aims to prevent the illicit use of dangerous drugs and diversion of controlled precursors and essential chemicals from the licit to the illicit markets.
Seminar Workshop on Dangerous Drugs Law for Judges, Prosecutors and Law Enforcers
This is a three-day seminar workshop aimed to coordinate and integrate the overall efforts of the Criminal Justice System, especially in the field of prosecution and investigation. This is a joint undertaking of the Dangerous Drugs Board, Supreme Court and the Philippine Judicial Academy.
Trainer’s Training on Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program
A ten-day training program for Law Enforcement Officers who shall teach series of classroom lessons to children on how to resist pressures to experiment with drugs and other harmful substances. This is an initiative of the Dangerous Drugs Board in collaboration with the Philippine National Police and the Department of Education.
Training of National Service Training Program (NSTP) Implementers on Drug Abuse Prevention Education
A training program which aims to promote the anti-drug abuse advocacy through providing information on the extent of the country’s problem on drugs, government efforts to address the problem, salient provisions of the drug law, ill effects of drugs and current youth prevention initiatives. The training is part of the co-curricular activities of the students.
Integration of Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment in the Primary Health Care Program
This is a project being intended for the community health workers/volunteers. It aims to integrate drug abuse prevention activities in the Primary Health Care Program. It complements treatment and rehabilitation services after the clients’ release from the rehabilitation centers.
Strengthening Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils
The two-day activity produced substantial gains towards a strong foundation in their anti-drug abuse efforts involving the Barangays and Communities. This program aims to strengthen anti-drug abuse councils of LGUs through provision of knowledge and skills on the implementation of community-based drug rehabilitation programs.
Continuing Seminar on Anti-Illegal Drug Operations and Investigation
This is a five-day live-in training for law enforcement operatives which aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of the participants to effectively and efficiently conduct anti-illegal drug operations. This is a collaborative effort of the Dangerous Drugs Board and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Regional/National Training of Trainer’s on the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) for Substance Use
This is a training program which consists of nine (9) curricula on the Universal Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use. The training is for prevention practitioners/ workers designed to enhance their knowledge and competencies in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of evidence-based practices in the area of substance use prevention.
Orientation-Seminar on Community-Based Intervention Programs for Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Campaigns Focusing on OPLAN SAGIP
The 2-day activity is aimed to capacitate stakeholders on the technical know-how in providing effective interventions to reintegrate into society those individuals who have fallen victims to drug abuse and dependence. It also aims to update the participants on Board Regulation No. 4, Series of 2016 and orient them on the current drug situation and the government efforts with focus on policies and programs.
Project SENTINEL for Security Officers
This is a two-day training program which aims to increase the level of awareness of school-based security officers and personnel on the detrimental effects of drug abuse and for them to effectively perform their roles on drug abuse prevention in their area of responsibility.
Orientation Seminar for Dangerous Drugs Board Authorized Representatives
This is an activity designed to enhance the knowledge and empower the selected Parole and Probation Officers in carrying out/performing effectively as Dangerous Drugs Board Authorized Representatives and to ensure that the legal assistance to those who are in need of proper representation to the court for first-time minor drug offenders and in filing petitions for voluntary and compulsory confinement are properly delivered nationwide.