ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, June 2nd 2016 [ME NewsWire]
The Punitive and Correctional Establishments Department in Abu Dhabi held an awareness workshop for its inmates about the dangers of drugs, including an explanation of prevention strategies. In parallel, the Department launched the “Thank You” campaign to recognize the efforts of the workers in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and to honor the partners.
The awareness workshop, held in cooperation with the National Rehabilitation Center, aimed to introduce inmates to the harmful effects of drugs and the problems they pose, as well as the means available to address these risks.
The workshop explained addiction factors and how someone could become an addict, the health complications for consuming psychotropic drugs and the common problems that occur during the recovery period. It also tackled strategies for preventing relapse and the health disorders that affect drug addicts.
Lecturer Dr. Anas Fikri highlighted the communicable diseases resulting from the use of narcotic drugs and how they are transmitted by the methods of taking them; the diseases that result from using these drugs; and other negative health effects, as well as the death rate, prevention of complications and treatments.
The workshop relied on brainstorming ideas, whereby the lecturer encouraged and called upon inmates to suggest the problems, difficulties and obstacles that drug addicts may face during the recovery period. The workshop also tackled the common problems affecting the inmates and the difficulties they face, such as being unwilling to attend gatherings and meetings, the difficulties involved in individual and collective therapy and activity participation, as well as discussing the educational and awareness programs run by the Department.
The lecturer addressed prevention methods for these problems by setting up strategies for the individual and collective situations faced by the inmates.
The workshop was attended by Colonel Ahmed Ali Al Thakhiri, who advised the inmates about the necessity of benefitting from the workshop and the information and guidance provided by it.
In parallel, The Punitive and Correctional Establishments Department at ADP launched the “Thank You” campaign to recognize both worker and inmate efforts.
Lieutenant Colonel Saif Sultan Al Nuaimi, Chief of the Punitive and Correctional Establishments Section at Al Ain, stressed the institution’s keen interest in this category of worker and providing the necessary care for them. Major Hamad Saif Al Saadi, Reform and Rehabilitation Branch Manager in the Punitive and Correctional Establishments Department at Al Ain, held a further educational lecture for the workers and inmates.
The Punitive and Correctional Establishments Department at Al Ain recently organized a ceremony to honor its distinguished inmates and its partners, who had contributed to the rehabilitation of the inmates. The ceremony was attended by Lieutenant Colonel Saif Sultan Al Nuaimi, Chief of the Punitive and Correctional Establishments Section at Al Ain.
Major Hamad Saif Al Saadi, Reform and Rehabilitation Branch Manager in the Punitive and Correctional Establishments Department at Al Ain, stressed the organization’s keen interest in encouraging inmates to make more effort in achieving their rehabilitation and to take part in the various activities. The organization is also interested in encouraging the private sector to make more effort towards the inmate rehabilitation process.
The ceremony program included a theatre show and many sections that showed all the activities run by the Department such as the inmates’ rehabilitation programs, as well as honoring the partners, distinguished inmates and employees.
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