Putugadzike in the local shona language means tea and to “sip and put down.” We have adopted this term for an effective drug and substance abuse awareness and recovery model. Firstly in the “sip and put down” element, we are incorporating different techniques that encourage users to gradually withdraw from drugs and harmful substances. The use of TEA which is short for treatment effectiveness assessment is then employed as a monitoring and evaluation tool to measure the effectiveness of awareness and gradual withdrawal.