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Dubai Police and KHDA to raise awareness of drugs amoung students.

Dubai: Dubai Police and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority plan to raise awareness among students of the consequences of drug use though intensifying lectures in schools and universities.

Colonel Khalid Saleh Al Kuwari, deputy director of the General Department of Anti-Narcotics at Dubai Police, and Abdullah Al Karam, director general of the KHDA discussed ways to cooperate to intensify their efforts in raising awareness.

Dubai Police and KHDA hope to give students an idea of the negative effects of drugs as well as the importance of reporting those who promote and sell them.

"These campaigns are vital in raising awareness and preventing young students to fall in to the spiral of addiction. The lack of awareness is among the key factors that causes youth to get peer pressured and tricked into trying out harmful drugs and even start selling and promoting drugs themselves," added Al Kuwari

During the meeting Al Kuwari revealed the dangerous effects that drugs could have on students aged 15 to 18 years old. He said that age group was the most vulnerable to drugs as they are curious and willing to try new things.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Aug 6, 2013
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