Some 1,500 young people in the municipality are participating in the 'Knock down your wall, addictions of the 21st century' program through which they receive information about the risk of dependence on certain behaviors.
The Councilor for Health and Youth of the City of Lorca has informed that students of the IES Francisco Ros Giner de Lorca have participated, during this week, in the program 'Knock down your wall, addictions of the 21st century'.
The councilor of Health has indicated that "through these talks, launched in a pioneer way in our municipality, almost 1,500 students will benefit from the institutes of the municipality, as IES Ramón Arcas Meca did a few weeks ago, and this week they are doing the IES Ros Giner ".
Ponce recalled that "the objective of this program is to delve into the solution to what is already a social clamor, a scourge that we go, little by little, accepting within our model of society and family, without taking into account the consequences that there are short and long term, as well as collateral damage that we are already seeing in our youth, so we must intervene from within the problem, providing the tools for it. "
The mayor of Youth has explained that "during these days first level actors with direct actors from the world of addictions, renowned psychologists in this field, entrepreneur from the world of betting, lotteries and gambling, young leisure, organizers For the youth of the Region they are giving talks to the educational community of this institute, both to students within the school environment, as well as to parents, teachers and teachers outside the center, as well as group dynamics with the different groups of students who are interacting are different dynamics, all about addictions, "said the councilor.
Finally, Ponce Díaz has stressed that "the City of Lorca can not remain on the sidelines while we see how gambling or gambling are creating a public health problem that must be addressed, for which we will do everything in our hand and help our young people avoid this kind of behavior. "
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca