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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 18/06/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The national rehabilitation centre (nrc) announced on tuesday that a drug awareness campaign (which aims to educate the public on the risks and dangers of drug use) on treatment and rehabilitation will be launched next week in partnership with the abu dhabi police to mark international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking.

the national rehabilitation centre (nrc) announced on tuesday that a drug awareness campaign (which aims to educate the public on the risks and dangers of drug use) on treatment and rehabilitation will be launched next week in partnership with the abu dhabi police to mark international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking.

dr hamad al ghaferi nrc director-general said: “we find that the day is a chance for us to bring the community together to raise awareness on this major issue how drugs affect family relationships socio-economic status and most importantly one’s health.

“we recognise that drug abuse and rehabilitation is a social stigma so we decided that if people find it difficult to come to us for help or to find out more about what we do we’ll go to them. we are taking this opportunity to give the public our support and anyone who speaks with us does so in strict confidence.”

activities which include screening films and documentaries on the history of drugs drug abuse and its harmful effects will be open to the public between june 22 and 26 at the nrc stands which will be set up at the marina mall and dalma mall.

dr. al ghaferi praised the uae’s efforts in combating drug use under the wise leadership of the president his highness shaikh khalifa bin zayed al nahyan and general shaikh mohammed bin zayed al nahyan crown prince of abu dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the uae armed forces and with the continued support of shaikh mansour bin zayed al nahyan deputy prime minister and minister of presidential affairs.


 


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