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Posted On: 1 September 2013 02:55 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Awareness program on drug prevention

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The Permanent Committee for Drug and Alcohol Affairs (PCDAA) held an event about the importance of drug prevention for students at the Training Centre of Qatar Armed Force (QAF) for creating awareness among students. 500 students were present at the event. The lecture was held as part of summer prevention project and National Strategy to combat drugs and ninth phase of national project to create awareness on risks and perils of drugs. It aims at developing a preventive sense among students with newer and advanced methods that abide by with the National Strategy. Major Ibrahim Mohammed Al Sameeh, the PCDAA member and Secretary in his lecture emphasized the risks and scourge of drugs on public health and its effect on youth and how its negative effects extends economically and socially. He explained about the causes of drug abuse, means of prevention and role of the individual in confronting it. He stressed on the importance of youth spending their leisure time in useful activities developing skills and abilities during summer. He focused on the importance of sports, cultural and religious activities that are available at sports clubs which could help to develop the skill of youth thus moulding good citizens that serve themselves, their families and their country. Source:Qatar Chronicle