Guidance, Counselling & Graduates Follow-up Department & University Clinic Organized Lecture Entitled Together to Reduce Drug
On Wednesday, December 14, 2022, Guidance, Counselling & Graduates Follow-up Department, in cooperation with the University Clinic, organized a lecture entitled “Together to Reduce Drug” presented by Major / Nasser Al Jadidi, Assistant Director of Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Control at the North Al Batinah Governorate Police Headquarters, and Ms. Maryam Al Balushi, Head of the Health Education Department from the General Directorate Health Services North Al Batinah.
Major/ Nasser began his speech to the audience by defining the history and concept of drugs, their types and their impact on the individual and society, and he explained that the problem of drug abuse is one of the most serious problems that societies suffer from, as it is a source of concern and a threat to its security and stability. During the lecture, he also touched on the characteristics of the addicted person, the most prominent reasons that lead to abuse, and the effects of drug abuse on the health, psychological and social levels. He concluded his speech on ways to prevent falling into the drug quagmire and the most important efforts undertaken by the Royal Oman Police to combat drugs.
The mobile exhibition bus was also next to the Engineering Department of the General Administration for Drug Control, led by the Muscat Governorate Police.
After that, Mrs. Maryam Al Balushi talked about the treatment and rehabilitation of addiction patients and the program that the addict is subjected to through his presence in the recovery centers and what happens after leaving the recovery centers.