Officials from the Permanent Committee for Drug and Alcohol Affairs during the lecture.
DOHA: The Permanent Committee for Drug and Alcohol Affairs (PCDAA) held an event to create awareness among students about the importance of drug prevention for students at the Training Centre of Qatar Armed Force (QAF) recently.
The event held at the Aspire Zone auditorium was attended by 500 students where flyers, printed materials and posters were distributed and a lecture was held to create awareness on drug prevention.
The lecture was held as part of summer prevention project and National Strategy to combat drugs and ninth phase of national project to create awareness on risks and perils of drugs (Weqaya). It will help in developing a preventive sense among students with newer and advanced methods that abide by with the National Strategy.
The PCDAA member and Secretary Major Ibrahim Mohammed Al Sameeh in his lecture highlighted the risks and scourge of drugs on public health and its effect on youth and how its negative effects extends economically and socially.
He explained about the causes of drug abuse, means of prevention and role of the individual in confronting it. Major Al Sameeh stressed on the importance of youth spending their leisure time in useful activities developing skills and abilities during summer. He emphasised on the importance of sports, cultural and religious activities that are available at sports clubs which could help to develop the skill of youth thus moulding good citizens that serve themselves, their families and their country.