A DRUG awareness service for the Muslim community in Kirklees is launched next week.
Called We Can Kick It, the project aims to provide members of the Muslim community with information on drugs.
A project spokesman said: "It is an educational programme delivered by both male and females from the Muslim community who understand cultural and religious needs."
The project intends to work with ' hard to reach' groups in local Madressas, mosques, schools and local communities.
And the overall aim is to help people deal effectively with drug use and develop effective ways to prevent drug abuse.
"We recognise that young people sometimes take drugs because they are bored," said the spokesman.
"Research shows children and young people with opportunities and diversionary activities are less likely to develop a drug problem.
"There is a growing recognition that sport and recreation can play a part in addressing wider social problems like drug misuse.
"The aim of We Can Kick It is to use sport to reduce antisocial behaviour, crime and drug misuse among those aged over 11 within local neighbourhoods by engaging children and young people in sports programmes as an alterna tive to the `hanging out' and drug misuse culture."