In 2014, WHO reported Uganda ranked fifth ahead of S.Afica, Gabon, Namibia, and Niberia, respectively, in alcohol consumption. The three primary providers of addiction treatment services in Kampala report a 90 percent relapse rate. Based on success in implementing AOD projects in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Tanzania GOAL has launched a five year AOD project under the auspices of the UCU Counseling Department.
Uganda Christian University(UCU) and GOAL together plan to reduce AOD use in students and communities in the Mukono and Kampala areas and incorporate recovery houses as a safe place where students live while continuing their education and recovery. These houses with hired recovery coaches will mentor students and other AOD users. GOAL’s cooperative agreement with UCU includes expanding UCU’s research efforts, focusing on AOD prevention, treatment and education, and providing substance use prevention education to youths in Uganda-based Anglican churches.