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Students from IES Romano García de Lorquí participate in the day of prevention of alcohol consumption 'Science with science' (01/06/2017)

140 students of compulsory secondary education (ESO) of the IES Romano García de Lorquí participated today in the activities scheduled on the day 'Who tells you that you control?

Conscience with science 'aimed at preventing the consumption of alcohol and other drugs in adolescents, organized by the Ministry of Health, presented by the manager of the Murciano Health Service (SMS), Asensio López.

More than 9,600 first-year ESO students from the Region were trained during the last course to prevent alcohol consumption, within the Argos Program, which started the Ministry in the school year 2011/2012, through the Unit of Regional Coordinating of Addictions, to approach from a community perspective the education of minors for the prevention of the problem of the consumption of alcohol and other drugs and that also includes the campaign 'Alcohol: Consciousness with science' with posterería exposed in the centers of attention health primary.

According to data from the latest school survey on drug use in secondary students 'Estudes' conducted by the Observatory on drugs in the Region of Murcia in the course of 2014/2015, one in four young people aged 14 years has made 'botellón' Once and six out of ten students have become drunk.

During the event, which was also attended by the mayor of the municipality, Joaquín Hernández, the prize was awarded to the student who won the contest 'Alcohol: Consciousness with Science' of the Argos program, organized by the Ministry of Health.

Activities

The day was developed around two conferences on 'Neurobiological effects of alcohol in adolescents', by Dr. Trinidad Herrero Ezquerro, professor of Human Anatomy at the University of Murcia, and Dr. Juan Antonio Ortega Garcia, hospital Virgin of the Arrixaca.

In addition, 2nd, 3rd and 4th ESO students from IES Romano García participated in the 'Alcovista' basketball workshop to sensitize them to the effects of alcohol, verifying in practice the potentially dangerous consequences of performing tasks when Is under the effects of this substance.

The 'Alcovista' visual alteration and visual glasses are a prevention tool to educate people of all ages about the consequences of alcohol abuse, drugs, and fatigue at the wheel, so that participants experience how alcohol or drugs , For example, affect their balance, vision, reaction time, and judgment, and can assess the potentially dangerous consequences of such consumption.

Data from the Ministry of Health indicate that there are around 4,000 people with alcohol dependence in the Region and more than 45,000 citizens considered as risk drinkers, although it is noteworthy that alcohol intake among the adult population has been reduced, From 9.9 percent to 8.3.

Source: CARM

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