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Alcohol & Drug Prevention
The Ethiopian-Israeli community suffers from high rates of alcohol and drug abuse. Many children resort to substance abuse as a means of coping with social isolation, academic problems, and strained family relationships.
ENP's ResponseENP has launched a series of workshops to educate Ethiopian-Israelis about drug and alcohol abuse. The Program runs in partnership with a variety of government ministries, including welfare, education, and immigration, as well as the Efshar organization. The Program is comprised of 25 workshops: 15 for youth, 7 for parents, and 3 for both parents and youth. Facilitators of these programs are substance abuse specialists from the Ethiopian-Israeli community. Professionals in substance abuse and prevention provide these leaders with three days of intensive training before the workshops begin and accompany them to the sites.