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New drug prevention project planned for north 

The project “Proyecto Hombre” which steers young people away from drugs abuse may come to La Orotava with its own office and centre.

The new facility would benefit the entire north so representatives of Puerto de la Cruz and Los Realejos attended a meeting to discuss details.

La Orotava already has its own municipal drug dependency office which is mainly engaged in preventative work.

At first, space would be provided for the Proyecto Hombre in these headquarters although it may be possible for it to spend time in Puerto and Los Realejos.

The meeting was hosted by the Mayor of La Orotava, Francisco Linares and health councillor, María Eugenia Mesa.

The Mayor said this new project would reinforce their commitment to helping youth, reducing risks, preventing situations from escalating and working on an individual basis with those in need and their families.