Anti-drug lecture held

SHARJAH - The Emirates Volunteers Association organised a lecture on "Drugs and their effect on the society" at its premises at Al Qasba Canal on Tuesday.

By Lina Abdul Rahman Khaled

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Published: Fri 2 May 2003, 1:07 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 10:58 PM

The lecture was delivered by Major Abdul Rahman Al Fardan, Awareness Official at the Drugs Control Committee affiliated to the Ministry of Interior, and was attended by the chairman and the board of directors of the association and many other dignitaries.

"Heroin, cocaine and morphine were the drugs abused widely in the UAE. Besides, there was an attempt recently to grow marijuana plants in the Emirates but was foiled. Moreover, we successfully managed through our hard work and frequent investigations to prohibit the smuggling, possession, use, trade, distribution and import of illegal drugs," said Major Fardan.

"Addiction represents a biological process caused by the effects of repeated drug exposure on a vulnerable brain. An addict continues taking drugs despite the adverse effects," Major Fardan said. Talking about the important role of family in keeping children away from drugs, he said: "Parents must always keep an eye on the attitude and appearance of their children. They should also be aware of their friends' circle, because many youths become addicts because of their friends," Major Al Fardan said. He warned that neglecting children, particularly teenagers, could lead to grave consequences.

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