The Health and Social Services Minister has launched the Seven Days of Activism to reduce alcohol and drug abuse in Namibia.
Dr Richard Kamwi says alcohol and drugs are major contributing factors to domestic violence and crime.
Dr Kamwi says combating drug and alcohol abuse cannot be addressed by the ministry alone.
The ministry's statistics show that 31 percent of men had one drink in a month, while 24 percent got drunk over 14 days in 2000.
As part of the Seven Days of Activism, educational talks and creative activities like poems, dance and musical art for the youth will be held at the Zoo Park in Windhoek on Saturday.
The ministry also declared the 24th June as National Alcohol Free Day to be observed annually.
The Etegameno Resource Centre for counseling will be launched at the Okuryangava residential area as part of the campaign.