The City Council of La Laguna seeks preventive solutions to alcohol abuse on public roads, and for this purpose, the Social Welfare and Drug Addiction area has promoted meetings of both young as adults to promote public health and coexistence.
The first of these meetings took place last Thursday, and about twenty people participated in the program for the prevention of dependencies and addictions “Count on me, Count on you”.
In that first meeting, to which all the social, community and institutional representatives of the municipality were convened, in addition to the presentation of the data on youth consumption and risk behaviors, points of view were provided and commitments were made to disseminate the process to bring it closer to all citizens.
In a first phase, an anonymous and open survey will be distributed to the entire population to collect all possible information on what motivates the phenomenon of the large bottles, its real scope and, subsequently, assess the most appropriate measures. This document is available here.
Meetings in La Laguna
At Thursday’s meeting it was agreed to start the information collection phase and establish two working groups for the following ones, always open to people who want to join this process.
The first group, made up of people aged 14 to 30, will be invited to representatives of the Municipal School Council, the Municipal Youth Council, each Secondary Education educational center, the ULL (also from its departments and university residences), as well as cultural, socio-community, youth, sports, heritage, political, and other associations and groups present in La Laguna.
For the second (from 30 years), representatives of the business sectors of the municipality will be invited, especially hotels, restaurants and nightlife; of the management teams of the educational centers of La Laguna, and of the InnovAS network.
Representatives of the ULL Vice President’s Office for Students and Relations with Society, the University Foundation and the university residences, as well as the AMPAS and AFAS of Secondary, of the local associative movement, in all its aspects, will also be invited. .
Party commissions, institutional and/or social agents for health care and promotion (SCS, disability, mental health, etc.), security forces and bodies, political groups with municipal representation and the Economic and Social Forum of La Laguna, They will also be invited to participate.