This week they have released, in the Library of Dénia, the certificates to the people and hospitality establishments participating in the "Responsible Service" program, promoted by the Addiction Prevention Unit of the Dénia City Council, within the National Plan on Drugs of the Ministry of Health.
A program "that has a special importance", highlighted the mayor, Vicent Grimalt, "because it is based on your social commitment: the commitment of the people who work in the catering and leisure sector to assume certain good practices that help raise awareness in the population and prevent abusive and dangerous consumption of alcohol and drugs" .
The certificate delivery ceremony was attended by, in addition to the first mayor, the councilor for Social Welfare, Melani Ivars; the president of AEHTMA, Cristina Sellés; and Carmen Vicioso, representing the Hazkunde entity that has been in charge of the development of the program in Dénia.
20 certificates have been delivered to the people participating in the two workshops held at the end of 2019, at the AEHTMA headquarters, with professionals from the sector (owners and working staff); 7 badges for the venues adhering to the quality leisure circuit, which have assumed the commitment to apply the code of good practices of "Responsible Service"; and 18 certificates to the professionals trained in the training of trainers course, to be able to implement the program in the Marina Alta.
"Responsible service" wants to involve staff working in the hotel industry in the prevention of abusive and dangerous consumption of alcohol and drugs and to train them in the attention to the possible effects of these consumption. "Ultimately, promote the role of these workers as health agents," explained Councilor Melani Ivars.
During the event it was also announced that Dénia has happened in relation to the national program for the Ministry, which will carry out the evaluation process of "Responsible Service" in our city.