The Diputación de Almería and La Legión maintain a firm alliance in the fight against drug addiction and addictions in the province. As a result of their fluid institutional collaboration, a new edition of the Course for Mediators in Drug Addiction and Addiction Prevention has been held, in which 27 members of the Army from different units in Almeria and Ronda have been trained.
The collaboration between the two institutions intensified in 2005, the year in which an agreement was signed between the Provincial Council and the Legion Brigade of Almeria to promote actions in the field of prevention including all the Army Units of the Armed Forces.
The Vice-President of the Provincial Council and Deputy for Social Welfare, Ángeles Martínez, stated that “for the Provincial Service for Drug Addiction and Addictions (SPDA) it is a priority objective to promote the knowledge and training of professionals from various fields to join forces in the fight against addictions and involve all social sectors to improve the situation in our province in this regard”.
The course, which was held at the Legion’s premises in Viator, was created with the aim of informing and training the personnel of the Army Units of the Armed Forces in the prevention of drug addiction and addictions, in general, in order to increase the effectiveness of the response to situations of risk and detection in their field of action.
Along the same lines, the Vice-President stated that “our commitment is also to involve different professionals in this task, which is so important for improving the well-being of our society in general. By combining the efforts of all groups, we are on the right path to achieving a healthier, drug-free society”.
Finally, Martínez reminded us that “addictions do not stop in times of pandemic, but in many cases they worsen. This is what we have seen in recent years. The Provincial Council will continue to support this type of initiative that trains professionals who have a lot to contribute in the fight against addictions”.