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Seven entertainment venues stand up to drugs

November 08 from 2019 - 12: 05

The Responsible Service program, an initiative aimed at the hospitality sector of the city with the aim of promoting safe, responsible and quality leisure, has carried out this week its third phase of implementation, the training one.

After a first stage of meetings with municipal officials to boost the dissemination of the program, a second phase of motivational interviews took place with the owners of local leisure 24, individual sessions were scheduled in which the program and its objectives were presented, the code of good practices, the benefits of participating in the program and how it could be accessed.

The next step has been the realization of two workshops taught by the Hazkunde association in which 20 hospitality professionals from seven locations in the city have participated: County Club, Dorian Gray, Pa'l Dancer, Paddy O'Connell, Sounders, Jamaica Inn and Mik Mik.

The sessions have taken place at the headquarters of the Association of Hospitality and Tourism Entrepreneurs of the Marina Alta (Aehtma), an entity that collaborates with the Community Prevention Unit in Addictive Behaviors of the Department of Addiction Prevention of the City Council of Dénia in the Implementation of the Responsible Service program in Dénia.

Participants have received information and training on what is the Responsible Service program, legislation on the sale and consumption of alcohol and other drugs, knowledge about the effects of alcohol and other drugs and what strategies to adopt in the face of problematic situations arising from problematic consumption.

The professionals who have attended the workshops will receive an accreditation of the training signed by the government delegate for the National Drug Plan, the president of the Spanish Federation of Hospitality and the City Council of Dénia.

The Responsible Service program is a national program promoted by the Government Delegation for the National Drug Plan. It has the participation and involvement of the professional and business hotel group, developing within the framework of the collaboration agreement between the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare and the Spanish Hospitality Federation.

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