Posted on April 24, 2019

Within the annual plan of events carried out by Mowasalat (Karwa) to spread health and safety awareness among its employees, especially drivers and support staff, Mowasalat has concluded the second awareness session for the identification of narcotic substances.

The event was organized at Mowasalat training center in collaboration with the specialized team of the Department of Studies and International Affairs, Drug Enforcement Department, MOI. The sessions held under the slogan “Be the Role Model" and focused primarily on familiarizing Mowasalat employees with the harms of drugs and alcohol and spread the benefits they learned to their company colleagues. More than 800 employees attended the sessions from different cultures and languages, such as Arabic, English and Urdu. Lectures were organized twice a week with over 140 attendees in each session. The program included awareness lectures to shed light on the harms of drugs, as well as the serious effects of psychotropic substances and medicinal drugs that lead to addiction.

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The lectures addressed several topics such as identifying the causes and motivations of addiction and its effects on the individuals, families and society, and ways to address them early. They also addressed possible ways to identify different types of narcotic and psychotropic substances, including various medicines and drugs that are prohibited in the State of Qatar, as well as the legal provisions concerning drugs. The lectures were organized with the objective of raising awareness about Qatari laws on dealing, sale and abuse of drugs and alcohol, and focused on the international updates regulating drugs.

In addition, the sessions covered important social, security, health, legal and psychological impacts of drugs. They also addressed the importance of preventive education, which plays an important role in the prevention of drugs. The interaction and response were great by participants where they have been keen to ask many questions about how to handle situations that involve drugs. It is important for everyone to be fully aware of the dangers and harms of drugs and psychotropic substances. Mowasalat (Karwa) coordinated with Drug Enforcement Department to continue these awareness sessions periodically because of their positive and important role. At the end of each session, the team distributed collaterals and awarded the attendees with certificates for their participants.