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DRUG ABUSE: RCCG's Drug Rehabilitation Centre Launched In Lagos.

Pastor Folu Adeboye.
For 26years, the Christ Against Drug Abuse Ministry, an off-shoot of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has been championing the campaign against the usage of bad substances in the society, especially, amongst young people and so, the ministry has taken a new dimension in her desire to do more for the society.
The Christ Against Drug Abuse Ministry (CADAM) has launched its Rehabilitation Centre in the Araga-Epe area Lagos aimed at fully rehabilitating drug abuse victims and have them reintegrated into the society.

Wife of the General Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor Folu Adeboye said that the CADAM initiative was founded in 1991 by Pastor Ezekiel Odeyemi, a Special Assistant to the General Overseer of RCCG as a department in the RCCG to visit homes of addiction victims and hospitals to pray and minister to their physical needs.

According to her, the name was changed in 1996 to enable a wider dimension as well as remove stigma associated with addiction – stigma directed at the addicts and their families and ”Since inception, the centre has assisted more than 2, 000 beneficiaries, most of whom have become professionals and well-to-do persons in the society.

”Over N200 million she said has been spent so far to put up the facilities and”the centre will soon commence full implementation of educational and skill acquisition programmes for empowerment,” she said.

On his part, Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, who was Special Guest of Honour urged parents, guardians and caregivers to watch out for signs of drug addiction in their children and wards to tackle it fast as it is important for parents to be vigilant as drug addicts could be easily lured into crime which would ultimately threaten the development of any society.

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