General Department of Anti Narcotic in Dubai Police launches
the Initiative of ( Happy Residential Areas ) Oud Al Muteena Area
Awareness and Cultural Magazine Quarterly- ( 25 Issue ) October 2016, Published by The General Department of Anti-Narcotics - Dubai Police
Impregnable Fortresses .. !!
Impregnable Fortresses .. !!
We call on God to protect the UAE and its people from harm and ill ..
General Department of Anti Narcotic in Dubai Police launches
the Initiative of ( Happy Residential Areas ) Oud Al Muteena Area
In two separate operations
Dubai police seized 8 kg and 864 grams of heroin
heroin concealed inside plastic bags and cartons in the
form of rolls hidden in different secret places in his place.
The suspect was referred to the authority concerned
to proceed with the necessary legal actions after being
criminally charged with smuggling, possession and
promotion of drugs.
In a similar operation, the General Department of Anti
Narcotic referred two Asian men of same nationality to
the authorities to take the necessary measures against
them on charges of possession and promotion of narcotic
substances against the first person and on charges of
criminal participation and resisting policemen against
the second person.
The concerned department received accurate
information about the activities of the two Asian men
including the promotion and selling of drugs to young
citizens and residents against big cash amounts.
Colonel Eid Mohammed Thani Hareb, the Director General
of General Department of Anti Narcotic in Dubai Police,
called the public to cooperate with the Department in
order to protect young people from bad friends who push
them to fall into the trap of drug addiction, and the UAE
will lose its workforce of young people.
He confirmed through the Initiative of Happy Residential
Areas that the Department is happy to meet with the
people of Oud Al Muteena and their interaction with the
initiative, which exceeded expectations.
Also, Colonel Hareb praised the participation of everyone,
whether in the exhibition or in lectures, and thanked them
for their efforts to ensure the success of the Initiative, which
is the first of a variety of initiatives to be organized in the
future in different areas in the Emirate of Dubai.
The opening ceremony of the Initiative was attended
by Colonel Mohammed Saeed Al Fushti, Director of
Administrative Affairs Department at the Criminal
Investigations Department, and Colonel Khaled Ismail,
Director of Security Guards Dept. at the Criminal
Investigations Department; and Lt. Col. Khalid Ali Bin Moiza,
Deputy Director of General Department of Anti Narcotic;
and Lieutenant Colonel Khawla Bu Samra, the Team Leader
of the Initiative, and the residents of Oud Al Muteena Area.
The ceremony began by cutting the ribbon and then the
touring in the wings of the different competent authorities
participating in the exhibition including Criminal
Investigations Department, General Department of Anti
Narcotic, Traffic Department, Ownak Social Rehabilitation
Center of Community Development Authority as well as
Colonel Hareb Colonel mentioned in his opening speech
that General Department of Anti Narcotic has allocated the
toll-free telephone number 800400400 to communicate
with the public in order to receive the calls from parents and
provide them with assistance and social and psychological
counseling for their children if they need treatment from
addiction and to refer them to the rehabilitation centers to
receive the necessary treatment.
He also said that the General Department of Anti Narcotic
decided to carry out field visits in order to listen directly
to the people's problems and try to solve some of the
problems directly, stressing the desire of the Department
to protect the young people from the influence of bad
The Initiative’s program included a variety of lectures
presented by Dr. Saif Al Jabri, Chairman of the Committee
for Research and Studies in Juvenile Association,
and Major/ Juma Bilal Al Suwaidi – Head of Awareness &
Prevention in General Department of Anti Narcotic, and
Lieutenant Omar Abdullah of Traffic Department, and First
Lieutenant Obaid Daen Obaid of Criminal Investigations
Department, as well as a lecture to Mrs. Alia Al Jasmi, social
worker and family specialist in Ownak Social Rehabilitation
Center. On the other hand, the ceremony included different
entertainment parts and raffle prizes.
An Asian man who was allegedly caught red-handed
delivering a sample of heroin to one of Dubai Police
mystery shoppers was arrested by the authorities in the
General Directorate of Anti Narcotic.
Major General Khalil Ebrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant
Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police for Criminal
Investigation, said that Dubai Police had received
reports from trusted sources on the criminal activity
of the suspect, N.K.M., and his complicity in smuggling
and promoting drugs. To make sure of his involvement,
Dubai Police set a trap for the accused to catch him redhanded
through arranging a fake transaction between
him and a member of the police force.
After investigating the suspect, it turned out to be
a member of a gang in his home country and he was
in continuous communication for the purpose of
smuggling drugs to the UAE in various quantities and
different periods of time using a professional method to
After searching the place of his residence in Sharjah in
coordination with the security authorities in the Emirate
of Sharjah; the authorities found 4 kg and 64 grams of
Colonel Eid Mohammad Thani Hareb, director of General
Department of Anti Narcotic, said that a 28-year-old
building worker was arrested at his room in a labor camp
at a Dubai industrial area.
The first suspect tried to escape when we raided his
residence but he failed.
The second suspect, a salesman, 36 years old, was
arrested after one day from the arresting of the first
suspect near a mall in Abu Dhabi with the help of the
Abu Dhabi police. The second suspect resisted the
policemen who succeeded to arrest him and referred
him to the General Department of Anti Narcotic.
The police seized 572 capsules of heroin, weighing
approximately 4.8kg, which were hidden in a backpack
in plastic bags.
The first suspect admitted to receiving the drugs from
the second suspect with the aim of selling the drugs to
young citizens and residents against cash amounts.
Colonel Hareb urged the public to cooperate with the
authorities if they suspect anyone of being involved in
drug crimes, and to stop the drug dealers from spreading
poison among the members of community without the
slightest sense of guilt or regret.
The subject of the Cover
Impregnable Fortresses .. !!
Dr. Omar Abdul Kafi
A long time ago there was a rooster who used to crow
every dawn, but one day the owner came to the rooster
and said to him, “Never crow again or I will pluck out
your feathers”. The rooster was afraid and said to
sity knows no law and I have the right to stop crowing
to save my life, especially when there are a lot of other
roosters that crow every day.” So, the rooster stopped
The owner came back after one week he said to the
rooster, “If you will not cackle like chicken, I will pluck
out your feathers.”
Again, the rooster agreed on the terms of his owner and
began to “cackle like chicken” in order to save his life.
A month later, the owner came again and said “I want
you to lay eggs like other chicken, or I will slaughter you
The rooster began to cry and said, I wish I had died
while I was crowing”
appoint efficient teachers and professors who possess
a high moral standing. All teachers should be subject
to in-depth psychological analysis in order to avoid the
appointment of teachers who are suffering from mental
illness, which may reflect negatively on children.
Also, we must not forget the importance of religious
education in schools and universities, and we must teach
children the history of our righteous ancestors to be
models for children and future generations.
The importance of the Positive Role of the Media
The media is the third and most important institution
because of the television and other printed, visual and
audio media. All officials in the media should spread high
moral values, such as patriotism.
The media should rely on smart ways to spread the values
in order to strengthen good ethics in young generations,
and allocate the appropriate information materials for each
age or stage, and the consolidation of ancestral values in
the hearts of the young generations.
Drug abuse is a very serious and complicated issue facing
the whole world, and United Arab Emirates is doing its
utmost in order to protect society from this dangerous
scourge. Everyone must work hard in order to combat
drugs, which destroy our communities and our children.
The governments should apply tougher penalties on drug
dealers who are bringing these toxins into our country;
we must fight against drugs on scientific basis and
methodology to achieve the best results.
The officers of General Department of Anti Narcotics and
policemen and other relevant government departments
are impregnable fortresses against drug traffickers. We
pray to God to protect those honorable men who are
protecting our children and our country.
Our Prophet Mohammad (Peace and Blessings be upon
"Two eyes will never be touched by the fire of
Hell; an eye which weeps out of Fear of Allah
and an eye which spends the night in guarding
in the Cause of Allah."
We call on God to protect the UAE and
its people from harm and ill.
The Original Tradition against Blind Imitation
The significance of this allegory is to encourage young
people in the Arab and Islamic World to refrain from blind
imitation of everything they hear or see, especially in our
time where the world has become a small village.
One official authority will not be able to fight against drugs
alone, and our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings
be upon him) orders us to work collectively as one team:
“The likeness of the man who observes the limits prescribed
by Allah and that of the man who transgresses them is like
the people who get on board of a ship after casting lots.
Some of them are in its lower deck and some of them in
its upper deck. Those who are in its lower deck, when they
require water, go to the occupants of the upper deck of
the ship and say to them: if we make a hole in the bottom
of the ship, we shall not harm you. If they (the occupants
of the upper deck) leave them to carry out their design
they all will be drowned. But if they do not let them go
ahead (with their plan), all of them will remain safe.”
Dialogue between parents and children plays a very
important role in laying the confidence and awareness:
Everyone has to play the role assigned to him or her in the
community. The family is considered the main institution in
the community and an impregnable fortress for children. All
of us should think about and set the appropriate priorities
in our homes. Fathers and mothers should allocate more
time to sit with their children, for even half an hour a day,
to discuss different issues with their children, provided
that all TV sets and mobile phones be switched off, and
everyone enter into serious and meaningful discussion
in order to strengthen the family values within the entire
family. This will create a strong and stable generation that
is able to think properly and make the right decisions.
Promoting the Culture of Dialogue
Fathers should refrain from yelling in the face of their
wives and children, and men must not insult their wives or
prefer one of his children more than the others. Ali bin Abi
Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) says: "Do not raise
your children the way [your] parents raised you, they were
born for a different time".
We all have to do adopt the culture of dialogue and listen to
the problems of our children, and to teach them the good
manners in order to create strong and healthy generation.
Moreover, parents should teach their children to be aware
that the devil is their only enemy who will mislead them
to do harmful things like drugs, which will lead them
into destruction. Parents should be careful about how to
spend money on their children in a way that will serve their
Efficient Teacher Encourages Children to do Good Deeds
Here comes the role of the second institution, which is the
schools and universities. Educational institution should
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of preventive services and management of abuse of psychotropic substances
and resulting disorders with cooperation with the World Health Organization
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National Rehabilitation Center, in collaboration with the World Health
Organization's office in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, organizes
a regional workshop in Abu Dhabi for building the capacities of the
managers of first and second classes who are working in the field of
abuse of psychotropic substances. The workshop is an integral part of
previous workshops organized by the World Health Organization and
National Rehabilitation Centre in Abu Dhabi in 2013.
The said workshops focused on policies and the development of
preventive and curative programs. A comprehensive training program
was created based on this experience aiming at developing the skills of
the managers of first and second classes who can play roles in making
the desired difference and develop the services provided in this sector.
35 persons from 20 countries participated in the workshop, and they
are working in the field of planning and implementation of treatment
and rehabilitation programs for patients with drugs addiction in the
H.E. Dr. Hamad Abdullah Al Ghafri, Director General of National
Rehabilitation Center, stated that based on the directives of His
Highness the President of United Arab Emirates and the follow-up of
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince
of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed
Forces, and the continuous follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mansour
bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential
Affairs; the NRC participates and supports the organization of
specialized workshops to benefit from the global expertise and
share the knowledge with various academic and health institutions
specialized in the field of addiction treatment, through the workshops
to build competent and trained national capacities scientifically and
practically for activate the contribution of the NRC to the policies,
strategies and programs of preventive and curative programs which
help in reducing the prevalence of abuse of psychotropic substances.
Dr. Ghafri added that the NRC has multiple local and international
initiatives, and the NRC has organized this training course within the
strategic plan of the NRC in the development of cadres working in this
field at the local level in particular and the region in general.
He also stressed the leading role played by the NRC in this field in the
light of the continuing contribution to the development of plans and
programs for the rehabilitation of workers in the field of addiction
treatment in cooperation with the Regional Office of the World Health
Organization for the Eastern Mediterranean, paving the way to the
NRC center to obtain the title of "WHO Collaborating Centre."
It is worth mentioning that the program of the workshop seeks to
enhance participants' skills in the development of legislation, policies
and plans for the development of treatment programs. Moreover, the
workshop aims to prepare new services by using the latest scientific
evidences used in the prevention and treatment. Also, the workshop
aims to develop the participants’ skills to evaluate the performance of
the programs of behavioral disorders resulting from drugs abuse.
The training program is supervised by international and local instructors
and assistants, including Dr. Vladimir Poznyak, the coordinator of the
World Health Organization Management of Substance Abuse program,
and Dr. Khalil Saeed, regional adviser, Mental Health and Substance
Unit, the Department of non-communicable diseases and mental
health of the Office of the World Health Organization in the Eastern
Drugs and their effects on the heart
By: Dr. Tariq Ahmad Abdul Aziz
Cardiovascular surgeons - Dubai Hospital
In order to protect our homeland
By: Khawla Abdul Rahman Al Mulla
Executive Director of the Family Development Centers in Sharjah
Drugs in all its forms are one of the most dangerous
lesion that threaten our youth these days with the help
of the human demons.
We can divide lesions into two kinds: one is the lesion
of lust which deludes the drugs abuser about ecstasy,
power, and control and makes him a slave chained
to these false promises. The drug user believes that
drugs are merely herb created by God or medications
invented by man to relieve people from pain or to treat
other illnesses, so there is no harm to having drugs.
Know your enemy:
To protect yourself from drugs, you need to know your
enemy and should know the different types of drugs.
We will talk in this article about the types of drugs
according to the method of production:
-Drugs made from natural herbs directly like (Cannabis
and qatt, opium Banjo)
- Drugs made artificially from natural drug through
chemical processing to transform the drugs to another
from (morphine, heroin, and cocaine)
- Compound drugs that are formed by chemical
compounds and have the same effect (the rest of the
drugs, pain relief, sleeping pills, and hallucination).
It is difficult to talk about the dangers of drugs on
heart and the circulatory system because we cannot
categories the risk of the drugs on the human body
separately, because drugs are like a bomb in our body
and they affect all the organs and their functions.
Drugs are the fastest way to kill the circulatory system
and the heart:
We will just talk here about the direct damages resulted
from drug abuse on the heart and the circulatory
Using some kinds of drugs such as cocaine and
heroin causes a shrink on the general arteries of
the body, causing high blood pressure that leads to
malfunctioning and imbalance of the heartbeat. The
most dangerous part is that the drugs can causes
shrinkage in the coronary arteries, which causes an
infarction in the heart muscles (heart stroke) and
this is noticed on the young abusers under age of
35 years. The symptoms will be severe pain in the
chest accompanied with heavy sweating, nausea, and
imbalance heart beating.
This stroke can lead to death most of the times because
the young hearts are not ready for such trauma.
Drugs Causes Endocarditis and Cardiac
Drugs addiction such as heroin will cause endocarditis
such as three-valve battlements(with reflux of
the valve and then the Cardiac Hypertrophy. The
symptoms start with a fever, breath shortness, loss of
appetite and swelling in the feet and then complete
cardiac hypertrophy accompanied with decreasing
blood pressure and then congestive heart failure.
If the case was not treated at the hospital by the strong
antibiotics and doing high risk cardiac surgery (open
heart surgery) to replace the damaged valve of the
heart, the patient will die.
Taking drugs by injection may cause severe arterial
damage in the body and sometimes in fatally because
the addict may make a mistake in directing the injection
and inject the veins instead, which lead to amputation
of some parts.
Death is the end of drugs abuse:
The addiction to some kinds of drugs such as pain
killers like tramadol (especially in overdose) affect the
heart and the blood vessels immediately, which causes
shortness of breath, lethargy, relaxation of skeletal
muscle, coma, convulsions, decreasing of heartbeats
and then the stopping of the heart (death).
We pray to God to protect us from all this lesions and
protect our young men from drugs because they are
the hope of the future of our country.
Drug addiction is one of the most serious problems
in the world so much so that the drugs have become
the scourge that damages all societies. The spread of
drugs is increasing with the growing modern means of
communication, and the high risk lays in the destruction
of the young people who are the basis of the future and
hope of the nation. This problem spreads like poison in
communities and threatens the existence of humanity.
Young men are the pride of the nation
We live on the land of the United Arab Emirates, the
country of peace, prosperity and dignity for all, so every
family must raise its children on patriotism and selfmonitoring
and the development of the feeling of being
responsible for the protection of this country and its
achievements, and by making them aware that drugs use
is considered as betrayal of the nation and its people.
First immunity to contain children
We must first provide immunity by addressing the
psychosocial needs of our children in addition to meet
their material needs. One of the main causes of drug
addiction is the lack of or poor communication with
the family, especially from the side of parents who
form the personality of the child.
If parents are keen to open the channels of dialogue
and discussion with their children; the children become
more conscious and aware of the dangers of drugs.
Every family must be careful to build the personalities
of their children based on respect for others and control
of behavior, and to note any changes that may occur,
with the intervention rationally on the basis of love and
away from violence. A lot of children become addicts
of drugs due to parental violence and pressures of life,
in addition to the imitation of the others.
The most dangerous and negative effects of drugs are
embodied when the father becomes addicted on drugs,
because this will lead to the collapse of the family. We
read a lot of stories about domestic violence in the
files of police, and here comes the most important
question: How can we protect the community and the
family of the danger of drugs? Drugs have become the
real enemy for many communities because drugs aim
at destroying of young people, men and women.
Diversity of awareness programs enhances the
culture of the community
The community institutions play a very important role
after the family through the programs of awareness and
prevention campaigns against drugs. The programs
should be various so that they take into account all
segments of society.
The formation of a supreme council for the prevention
of drug is considered as good proposal to address this
important issue so that this board includes security,
community and educational institutions in addition
to the participation of a group of young students in
The Necessity of Society Organizations Cooperation
This problem is aggravating so we have to cooperate in
order to confront this crime, then comes the role of the
school, club and mosque. These institutions supports
the official organizations and the family in raising and
bringing up the youth, and spreading the culture of
drug abuse consequences and its huge destructive
effects on the society, besides the bad effects facing
the addicts such as disturbed life, anxiety, neglecting
the family, wasting money, damaging health, etc.
Increasing the Penalty has a Decisive Influence
Here comes the necessity of enhancing the laws
related to confronting and combating drug traders.
These traders deserves nothing but being sentenced
to death because they kill innocent people and spread
corruption. We, as individuals and citizen of this
country shall only support any initiative launched by
our precious country to get rid of the phenomenon of
drug abuse and trading through immunizing ourselves
and family and, consequently, the whole society.
To show our patriotism and loyalty to the United Arab
Emirates, we must get this patriotism and loyalty
translated into deeds by fighting this affliction, because
our homeland is in need of the power of the youth and
building strong men who will be loyal and faithful to
the United Arab Emirates.
Drugs and Young People
Dr. Adel Karani - Consultant Psychiatrist
and the Deputy Executive Director
of the American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology
The warmth of the family protects children from drugs
By the lawyer: Fatima Al Mansouri
Psychotropic substances have been used by humans for
a long time, since the creation of humanity according to
some specialists in human sciences.
The use of psychotropic substances by individuals or
community causes many problems, and we currently
face two dangerous and serious issues; the increasing of
number of addicts or the use of psychotropic substances
and reducing restrictions on the use or movement of
these substances by making them legal substances.
Psychotropic Substances are a kind of drug.
It is possible that psychotropic substances are more
dangerous than drugs, and the use of psychotropic
substances spreads quickly around the world.
Some countries use psychotropic substances as medicinal
remedy that people can buy from pharmacies, and
here lies the importance of the competent authorities,
particularly in the United Arab Emirates in controlling
of psychotropic substances and to highlight the role of
experts in the field of addiction, particularly researchers
and doctors, to enact laws for protecting individuals
and societies against psychotropic substances.
It is known that the use of psychotropic substances
begins with smoking, which is the most dangerous way
for teenagers to enter into the world of drugs. Teenagers
start with smoking and then become victims to drug
dealers, who seduce them first to smoke cannabis and
then to have heroin or opium, after which the damage
will be very huge. It is necessary to combat smoking in
order to close all the roads that lead to drug addiction
and to preserve the lives of children and adolescents.
From the scientific point of view, drugs stimulate the
cells of brain, and when people stop taking drugs, the
withdrawal symptoms begin to appear including flu or
body aches, vomiting and diarrhea, and each material
has different withdrawal symptoms.
A person becomes addicted to the abuse of
psychotropic substances in order to avoid problems
and fatigue of these withdrawal symptoms, and begin
to take psychotropic substances every day.
The necessity to educate young generations for
protection against drugs
Education is one of the most important programs
that protect young people or to protect society from
falling victim to addiction of psychotropic substances.
Educational materials play an important role in
protecting children and adolescents from the risk of
becoming victim of psychotropic substances.
Government programs and media as well as social
networking sites play a very constructive role in the
fight against psychotropic substances.
Drug addiction is a disease, so treatment plays an
important role after prevention, especially because
psychotropic substances affect brain cells.
Rehabilitation of addicts to become useful
members of society:
We all have to treat addicts with distinction between
the addict and the drug dealers, because the addict
is a victim of the drug dealers and he is ready to seek
treatment, but the drug dealer is criminal who is willing
to do anything to get money for selling drugs.
If we focused on the prevention and treatment of
addiction, the drug dealers will not find customers to
buy their goods. We should avoid putting teenagers
who used psychotropic drugs in prison with those who
have committed crimes such as murder, rape or major
Putting addicted teenagers in prison will lead to feelings
of frustration and they will return to the psychotropic
drugs because they did not receive the correct
treatment, and they may get involved in the world of
crime in order to get the money to buy psychotropic
Therefore, we should focus on the dangers of drugs
and work to educate others from falling victim to the
psychotropic substances and drugs. Our message
should be clear to all families and teachers in the
schools in order to protect our children through science,
understanding and awareness, and this task requires
continuous work rather than temporary campaigns of
awareness and by exploitation of every opportunity to
raise awareness and knowledge among the people.
We should always remember that there are
new ways, practices and methods that may be
considered as addiction, so we have to protect
children from falling into such practices that could
damage their physical and mental health.
First, and before mentioning the applicable laws in the
United Arab Emirates concerning drug abuse, I believe
that the reason behind the vast spreading of the drugs
lesion is the family who raised the addict.
Familial love is a source to spread positive awareness:
When God created people, He created them to live
in a family formed by father, mother, brothers, sisters,
grandfather, grandmother, uncles and aunts, to live
among them in a warm lovely atmosphere. Surrounded
with care, ethics and morals, the child, young man or
woman feels safe and secure.
The father and mother are especially responsible
for raising the children, teaching them what is good
and what is bad. To show them how to live healthy
and happy, and guide them towards how to protect
themselves from this vicious monster.
With all of this, the children will be strong physically and
psychologically and will be able to fight away all the bad
influences. And they will be able and willing to respect
the role models.
In the United Arab Emirates, we have a lot of these
families and children.
The misjudgment from the fathers causes stress,
violence, and carelessness.
However, parents neglect their duty, for example if the
father was hesitant with his emotion and did not show
it to his children, but showed it to the strangers, as is
the case with many fathers these days. In addition, the
father and mother keep on shouting on their children
without obvious reason, which creates insecure children
seeking drugs to find some kind of false consultation in
Taking care of your children is more important than
food and clothes
Some parents may take care of one child while
neglecting the other. All these are factors that push the
children towards drug abuse. Neglecting your child is
one of the most frequent causes for drug abuse.
Finally, I would like to mention that if the time returned
back for the drug user, or drug dealer, and if there were
raised in a loving family they will never use or deal with
We should apply the law on the children by teaching
the parents how to raise their children to build a strong
Protection of our young men
from the enemies !!
For the first time in my life I am writing an
article, and I am doing this upon request from
the editors of the magazine of Nation without
Drugs which is issued by Dubai Police H.Q. I am
really honored to be chosen to participate in
spreading the awareness of the lesion of drugs.
I liked to write this article because United
Arab Emirates is the pride of the Gulf and
the entire Arab World and it is the oasis of
security. Due to my loyalty and the feeling
of commitment, I found that it is my duty to
use at least my words to fight drugs, which
threaten our society and young men. It is my
duty as an actress to do my best to help in
illuminating the way for the young men.
There is no doubt that the Gulf Cooperation Council
(GCC) has gathered all the power to stand against
the face of drugs and their effect on the young men
and society. I shouldspeak to the young men of my
homeland who needs the awareness to enhance their
loyalty and their sense of belonging in understanding
the dangers of the drugs and not to become victims
Young men are the cornerstone of the future and
on their shoulders lay the responsibility of building
the homeland, to protect its progression and
development, and to keep our country safe against
the enemies’ attacks. Our young men believe in God
and in our homeland, they are eager to be loyal for it
and for its leaders who established this great country.
As an actress I believe that our role is to find solutions
for the cases of young men in our present time,
and we should try to provide the solutions that are
suitable for their environment, in order to lead the
young men to the safe shores.
By the actress: Haifaa Hussin
Our works should contribute in building the future
of the coming generations. Based on this fact, I call
all the writers and the novelists to write their stories
and novels based on our reality to reflect the truth in
how the government is able to fight the drugs. They
should also provide means to protect the young men
for becoming the victims of drugs.
These works should offer the right solutions to
problems that our young men suffer from. The works
of art should contribute deeply in the awareness of
the entire family and direct it to face these challenges.
I am willing through this article to work with the
creative writers to contribute in spreading the
awareness of the lesion of drugs.
Art is the soft means to spread the awareness:
We should not forget the role of art in directing
and leading the societies to progression and
development, because art is the soft means to spread
awareness and on which the developed countries rely.
Art leads the societies to science, progression,
prosperity, civilization, and awareness and this is the
most important role for art. Art represents the best
mean for delivering the intended message to the
society in the quickest and easiest way. Art is the
greatest mean to spread awareness because people
will never get bored from it and will enjoy it.
The young men are the power of our society:
I wish that I could play an important role while I am
writing this article, because I believe that the young
men are the forcing power of our society, and they
are the astonishing energy to help our government to
achieve the desired goals of the UAE.
Our religion protects our young men from
I will speak to the young men in this article and tell
them not to deplete their energy and time on what is
said on social networks without thinking. They should
think carefully not to be affected and to keep their
Arabic authentic beliefs intact.
We should never abandon these principles, because
they are protecting us from our enemies.
Young men should be and try to protect themselves
and never compromise and take these principles for
Social media should be used wisely:
Social media should be used in correct way to serve
the community for spreading the awareness among
the young men.
Our government and our wise leadership seek to
spread the knowledge and science and to lead the
development forward to take the entire society to
better future. So our young men should only focus on
the important things and should be encouraged by
the government, who should provide them with the
required help to develop their society and country.
These networks can be used to help the young men
in reaching their goals, with the help and advice of all
who have the same concerns, these networks enable
them to exchange the information easily and help
them in building the future.
Do not leave your son alone:
All our young men should know the danger of bad
friends and they should avoid them. All parents should
take care of the young men to keep them safe from
drugs and to analyze their strength and weakness
The parents should be aware about the bad friends
and their negative influence on their children, and do
your best to save your children from these bad friends.
Emptiness and boredom can lead to the
curiosity of trying the drugs:
Parents play a great role in protecting their children,
but time can lead to boredom which may affect their
lives. So we should make our children busy in doing
the things they love. It is our responsibility to lead
them and show them the safe ways to continue in their
There is no doubt that our government and the wise
leadership do their best to protect our country from
Finally, I would like to take the opportunity to thank
the Dubai Police for the great efforts in spreading the
awareness against the drugs abuse through many
media channels including this magazine, and to thank
Dubai Police for giving me this chance to be a part of
this campaign against drugs.
Do not be a victim of predatory wolves .. !!
By: Dawood Ali; the former footballer in the National Team and the star of the Al Shabab Club
Drugs are considered a very serious phenomenon that
hasspread in Arab countries and caused damage to the
youth, so it is necessary to address the threat of the
drugs because they are demolishing our communities
and destroying the younger generations.
Family problems and their role in youth
There must be reasons behind the rush of young
people to drug abuse, and perhaps the most
important of these causes is family problems and
lack of oversight from the parents. In addition to this,
the bad psychological state of the addict who may
try fake solutions to forget his problems, and become
prey to drugs and paying a heavy price because of his
Bad friends are nothing by predatory wolves
Bad friends through sweet words and appearance
of simple and easy ideas try to attract their friends
to have drugs, and when the young men become
drug addicts, their bad friends will leave them alone
suffering from weakness and loss of will.
We all should guide our children and be a good
example for them to protect them from falling prey to
the trap of drugs.
The addict in the eyes of society
If we took drugs no matter what their kinds are, we
will face disastrous results because the drugs will
take our will and we will lose our jobs and our social
conditions will worsen and people will lose confidence
in us. Because of the drug the addicts become poor
and will be neglected from the society.
Religion and good values are the shields
protecting our children
One of the most essential pillars is to adhere to the
religious values that gives us the confidence and
the will, and protect us from enemies of society and
humanity. From here comes the important role of the
family through giving love and attention to the children
and instilling good morals in their souls, protecting
them from the negative and destructive influence of
the bad friends.
Family plays a very important role as the observer on
the children watching their behavior and practices
within the home and school, because if the parents
neglected this duty, they will lose their children.
The active role of the media in educating the
Media plays very important role in raising awareness
in the community to protect children from the risk of
the drugs. Media has the strongest presence in our life
because of the diversity of sources. Also, media helps
the government security department in their efforts
to combat this deadly scourge.
On the other hand, advertising plays an important role
in the fight against drugs because the ads are spread
everywhere. I ask advertising agencies and concerned
government departments to increase the number
of advertisements that warn of the danger of drugs,
because prevention is better than cure.
Use of leisure time
As young man I passed different experiments which
I learned from my teachers at school, and perhaps
the most important of these experiments is how to
exploit the spare time through planting enthusiasm
in the hearts of young people through ideas, plans,
awards, and physical competitions to take advantage
of leisure time.
The lack of use of leisure time will lead to the loss and
trying harmful things such as drugs, because boredom
may lead one to do anything. So everybody should
exploit the spare time and this will reflect positively
on all aspects of life at the present time and the future.
Thanks and appreciation
I would like to thank Dubai Police and the officers of
General Department of Anti Narcotic; who are fighting
this phenomenon in silence and patience - they are
anonymous soldiers who are doing their best to
protect young people in the United Arab Emirates. We
call on God to protect the people of the UAE and its
The Drugs Addict
Khadija Al Mansouri - Nutrition Specialist
Health Education Department of the Supreme
Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah
The health status of an addict is completely different
from the health status of normal people, because
addicts are in conflict between the state of addiction
and the nutritional balance and appetite. Addicts eat
greedily and may overeat with some meals, and most
of time they eat unhealthy food.
Addicts suffer from the weakness of the sense of
hunger and satiety
Drug addict consume large amounts of candy, potato
chips, pastries and buns as a result of poor nutrition
for a long time, because they lose the sense of hunger
The addict does not have proper food ingredients
Feed conversion operations may increase or decrease
and the addict may suffer from the increase or
decrease in weight or flatulence. Also, the addict
may feel depressed, stressed or irritability / anxiety.
It may be difficult for the body to heal because it
does not have the elements of healthy food and food
sufficiency, those that meet the basic requirements of
Drug effects on the health of the addict
If we want to help the addict to return to a natural
state again, we have to give him the essential nutrients
that he needs in order to repair the affected tissues,
organs and glands.
Health problems caused by the drug addict as a
result of malnutrition
Constipation, slow work of the digestive system,
lack of mineral elements, loss of important vitamins,
diseases of the joints due to lack of foods which
contain calcium, tooth decay as a result of changing
the concentration of enzymes in saliva, dark circles
around the eyes, pale skin as a result of the influence
of drugs on the absorption of vitamin (A), heart
disease due to non-arrival of oxygen to the blood
leading to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, diabetes
disease, immunodeficiency due to the loss of essential
nutrients in the body and malnutrition, obesity as a
result of eating starchy materials and increasing of
weight in the long term.
Bad friends and their
negative impact on us
Saeed was an exemplary student for everyone inside
and outside the school and was loved by all his
family members. He was very smart and confident
of himself and his abilities. Saeed was helping all
his friends in the school to dissolve their duties in
the event of absence from school or if they did not
understand the subjects. Saeed was loved by all
teachers in the school, was among the top students
in his class, and his name was written in the panel
of honor in the educational district, and had won
In the 12th grade, a new student came to the school
and his name was Mansour, and it seemed that he
was athletic from his appearance and his clothes.
Mansour has chosen to sit next to Saeed in the class.
The value of man is his essence not in his appearance
Saeed was a reticent person and did not disclose
any of his secrets to anyone, not even his family
members, who did not notice any changes in his
behavior. Anyway, the teachers at the school were
surprised by his frequent absence from the school
and sleeping in class.
The first semester exams were close, but Saeed
was not excited about the exams, while his friend
Mansour was very enthusiastic.
The results of the exams of Saeed were very
disappointing, but his friend Mansour helped him
to get out of this simple problem through a forged
marks certificate with forged stamps, and Saeed
was able to come out of this problem thanks to his
Student: Mohammed Adel Mohammed Al Ali
Class: Grade Ten - Dubai Model School for Secondary Education
teacher tried to wake up Saeed, but he smelled an
unpleasant odor coming from Saeed.
“ What have you had for breakfast today Saeed?”
“Nothing.. nothing..” Saeed replied and he fell
asleep on the chair again.
“What is wrong with you Saeed?” But Saeed did
not respond, he was asleep.
“Wake up and go home.”, said the teacher.
“No.. no I will stay in school”, replied Saeed.
The good friend is the best friend
After the class, the teacher asked Manee to watch
Saeed and tell him what is happening at the end of
The teacher was very worried about Saeed and his
behavior, so he summoned Saeed to his room and
The teacher claimed that he believed him to make
him feel peaceful; then he watched Saeed and saw
him going straight to Mansour, the teacher decided
to investigate about Mansour with the help of
Manee, a good friend of Saeed.
The teacher knew that Mansour is athletic and used
to have bad friends to spend times with them in
travel and entertainment, but Mansour is not good
student and the only thing he was good at was sport.
Mansour tried to deceive Saeed and cemented his
friendship with him, because Saeed has plenty of
money and luxury cars, and Mansour needs money
to spend time with his friends.
The school year ended, and Saeed failed in his
school but Mansour succeeded after he exploited
Saeed, who did not know anything about the plots
of his friend Mansour.
Saeed left the family home after his father discovered
his problems, and Saeed was feeling afraid and
shame of what he did and decided to leave home
and school and just disappeared, but his teacher
was sad for losing his industrious student.
Date with Destiny:
A year later, while he was returning from one of
the Emirates, the teacher stopped his car near the
highway to pray in the mosque, when he saw a
person sitting on a sewer manhole cover, and that
person was wearing dirty clothes and was absentminded.
The teacher was stunned when he discovered that
this person is his student Saeed, and he went quickly
to him and grabbed his hand and saw the sadness
and regret in his eyes.
Saeed tried to walk but he was very weak and unable
to walk, so the teacher helped him and asked him
if he intends to pray with him, to which Saeed just
gestured his head. The teacher was happy to meet
Saeed, despite his fatigue and dirty clothes, but
there is still the flame of faith in his heart.
Saeed felt doubt whether Mansour is the one who
sent the teacher to his place, but the teacher said to
him “Thank God that I have stopped to pray in this
mosque to find you and help you, because you are
a good person, intelligent and talented and you're
like my son Mustafa. I do not want to blame you for
what you did in the past, the fure is more important,
and I know that you were a victim of your friend
Saeed told him that Mansour made him a victim of
the drugs with the help of his bad friends because
he wanted to get money from him; but thank God
that Saeed stopped taking drugs a month ago, and
he decided to rescue people from this evil called
The inattentive prey is an easy hunt, so you
have to be aware and be careful all the time.
The influence of the attentive teacher on his students
Saeed continued relying on his friend Mansour to
save him from the problems, and he was careless
towards his reckless actions. One day Saeed entered
the class and he threw himself on the chair and fell
into a deep sleep. This action drew the attention
of his teacher Abdul Karim, his Arabic language
teacher, who was a friend to all students because
he was an attentive and effective character. The
“Where is your marks certificate?” asked the
“Right here…” He took the certificate quickly out
of his pocket without thinking.
“This is not your certificate, and these marks
are not yours!” Saeed forgot and gave the fake
certificate to his teacher.
“I swear to God that this is my certificate.” Said
Abu Rashid Advice for Parents
Dear Parent …
Give your children the full attention no matter what their ages are,
and give them the space to express themselves in order to express
what they like or dislike. Make a quiet and meaningful dialogue, to
keep your children lawful to you and not become prey to the bad
Give love to your children and feel them when they are in pain and
wipe their tears and be always with them under all circumstances,
no matter how difficult, because if the children did not find the
fatherly affection they will look for it in another place and they
may become victim of bad friends when it is too late.
Love yourself, love your family, love your friends, and love all the
people around you. Make your goals and dream about tomorrow.
Create a new life for yourself.
Rashid Advice for the Young People
Dear young people …
Sport plays a very important role in laying the self-confidence,
as it strengthens the body and fills spare time and help to build
good relationship with others. Also, sport saves young people
from behavioral deviations.
Sport of different kinds protects young people from drugs and
plays a crucial role in taking young people away from drugs,
which is one of the most egregious sins.
The events and activities organized by sports clubs spread
awareness among youth through lectures, workshops and
encourage young people to strengthen their bodies and their
fitness and get away from the danger of drugs.
Give your children a part of your time and beware of neglecting
your children because they need you and your guidance and
advice. Do not let your children feel like they are orphans while
you are still alive.
Encourage your sons to do good work and praise them in front
of their peers and their friends and give them gifts, because it
will bring happiness to them and will strengthen the bonds of
friendship between you and your children. You have to be always
proud of what your children are doing, and you should show it all
Never succumb to the cursed
scourge of drugs.
Drugs are nothing but escape from
reality into the virtual world.
Do not believe that the drugs will
make you forget the grief because
drugs are the grief themselves.
The pain is to see your dreams
becoming lost because of drugs.
We all have to say no to drugs and to reject to take drugs from
anyone who tries to convince us taking it, because drugs make
the body loses calcium and phosphorus and cause breathing
Drugs, cigarettes, alcohol and lack of necessary food and lack
of exercise lead to blood pressure and osteoporosis. The science
has shown irrefutable evidence that drug use causes long-term
changes in the brain.
Student: Mohammed Al Ghandour Mohammed
Class: Grade Ten / Dubai Model School for Secondary Education
To protect your children
from falling into the
abyss of drugs
Adel Mohammed Al Ali
This competition aims to interact with
the Magazine readers.
Kindly find the emblem of the Higher
Committee on Drug Control that is hidden
in two pages inside the magazine
Kindly mention the number of the two
pages and be one of the winners.
Lack of role models
Children easily make mistakes when they lack the role
models and when they lose their religious values.
Kindly send your answer to the following address:
What shall we expect from someone whose father was
addicted to drugs, or what shall we expect from the son of
a drug dealer?
Family is the component of the society and the first line of
defense against drug addiction. If the parents live away from
their children and think selfishly, it would be easy for the
children to become addicted to drugs, because the family
that live in disagreements and quarrels and lack the love
and affection plays significant role in pushing the children to
become addicted to drugs.
It is easy for the rest of the family to become drug addicts in
case the father or elder brother is a drug addict.
Children between cruelty and coquetry
The son, who is subjected to cruel treatment or physical
punishment from his father of who does not believe in
culture of dialogue, will lose the sense of security, protection,
stability, and will leave the house and may hate his father
and mother. He may become easy prey to bad friends who
will lead him to addiction.
On the other hand, the spoiled son, especially if he is the
only child in the family, will find that his parents will fulfill all
his requests, and when he becomes a young man he would
be unable to cope with society and become easy prey to
bad friends. When he tries drugs for the first time, he will
see drugs as funny things especially if he has the money to
buy more drugs.
Fax: +9714 217 15 99
First Winner: AED 600
Second Winner: AED 500
Third Winner: AED 400
Note : All participants should give their full name and
valid phone numbers :
Deadline for this contest is on: 15/12/2016
Winners of the last competition
The First Winner: Khalil Alaa Saleh.
The Second Winner: Mohamed Saber Attiah.
The Third Winner : Ahmed Mohamed Ali.
Congratulations for the winners and hard luck for other
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