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MoI Discusses Ways to Boost Cooperation in the Area of Drug Prevention

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, January 5th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

In its 11th meeting for 2015, the Higher Committee for Combating Drugs at the Ministry of Interior discussed ways to enhance cooperation and coordination with the National and Reserve Service Authority in the fight against drugs. This aims to protect national service conscripts and raise their awareness about the dangers of drug use and abuse.

The Higher Committee recently held its meeting under the chairmanship of Colonel Saeed Abdullah Al Suwaidi, Director General, Anti-Narcotics Federal Directorate General at the Ministry of Interior, in the conference room at the Anti-Narcotics Directorate General Headquarters at Dubai Police.

Colonel Al Suwaidi stressed the importance of integration between the competent authorities involved in the fight against drugs to reach the coveted goal. He pointed out that such meetings provide the opportunity to develop prevention, awareness, and treatment plans, as well as rehabilitation to achieve social integration. He added that the national strategy to combat drugs was built based on joint collaboration and concerted efforts between the concerned authorities, through ambitious initiatives that reflect the determination of all concerned to stand united against the scourge of drugs.

During the meeting, Dr. Hamad Al Ghafri, Director General of the National Rehabilitation Center (NRC) reviewed the center’s efforts and its role in providing treatment and rehabilitation services related to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as in studying cases of people with addiction disorders.

The meeting was attended by directors of anti-narcotic units in the country and members of the committee, in addition to Salem Al Mansouri, representing the National and Reserve Service Authority.

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