The Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi launched the campaign to raise awareness of the negative effects of addiction on the individual and society under the title "Towards a Safe Society from Addiction", in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi Center for Public Health, in addition to the National Rehabilitation Center, noting that the campaign It aims to enhance the prevention of drug initiation and ensure the provision of support and treatment for addiction patients and their families, thus enhancing efforts to improve the quality of life and empower all members of society.
In detail, the Department of Community Development confirmed that the awareness campaign of the negative effects of addiction on the individual and society will work to ensure the provision of support and treatment to victims of addiction and their families, support community integration efforts for the recovered, highlight best practices in dealing with addiction and host workshops for families and dialogue programs with experts. Producing visual content on social media platforms, encouraging dialogue between parents and children to enhance opportunities for proactive prevention and early intervention, in addition to empowering community members and spreading a culture of healthy living in the emirate.
For its part, the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department warned that the penalty for trafficking and promoting narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances through electronic means, and explained that whoever manages or supervises a website or publishes information via the electronic network or an information technology means, shall be punished by temporary imprisonment and a fine of no less than five hundred thousand dirhams and not exceeding one million dirhams, or either of these two penalties.
For his part, the Undersecretary of the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi, Hamad Ali Al Dhaheri, confirmed that the issue of drug abuse and addiction is one of the priority topics in the agenda of the social sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Substance abuse, in addition to providing early detection and intervention mechanisms to limit the development of drug abuse into addiction.
Al Dhaheri said: "We also aim to empower families with parenting skills, which are considered a protective factor from the danger of abuse and contribute to refining the children's personality to be effective members of society and able to face various pressures," stressing that the Department of Community Development seeks to reach members of the Abu Dhabi community to the highest. Levels of satisfaction and quality of life, which are in line with its vision to provide a decent life for all members of society, by identifying their needs and aspirations through cooperation with the concerned authorities, whether in preparing continuous questionnaires or adopting several initiatives that contribute to spreading and strengthening a culture of community awareness of various social issues and problems, including Addiction disease and mechanisms to support recovery and social reintegration.
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