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The Drug Control Directorate of the Abu Dhabi Police has organized educational sessions to raise awareness about drugs and the important role families play in preventing drug abuse.

The initiative, organized at Dubai Hills Mall, is part of the Ministry of Interior’s comprehensive program which took place over a period of ten days under the theme ‘My Family…My Greatest Asset’.

The participation of Abu Dhabi Police highlighted ongoing efforts to educate the community on the dangers of drug addiction and foster a supportive environment through initiatives such as the Opportunity of Hope service. The service encourages people struggling with addiction to voluntarily seek treatment, leveraging family as a support network.

Colonel Taher Ghareeb Al-Dahari, Director of the Anti-Narcotics Directorate, highlighted the role of the family as the main defense against drug abuse. He stressed the importance of open dialogue within families to protect children from the dangers of drug addiction, stressing that fear and intimidation are ineffective tools to address this serious societal challenge.

Faisal Khamis Al-Zahri, Director of the Preventive Programs Implementation Branch, presented the educational efforts of Abu Dhabi Police through informative videos. These documents covered the harmful effects of drugs, types of substances, causes of addiction and relevant legislation aimed at control and prevention.

Abu Dhabi Police sessions, held on the occasion of World Drug Day, highlighted commitment to safeguarding community health and promoting a drug-free society through education, awareness and strategies support intervention.


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