The Deanship of the College of Business Informatics at the University of Information Technology and Communication (UoITC), in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, organized an awareness symposium on combating drugs and psychotropic substances.
The symposium was presented by Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Safaa Baqir from the General Directorate of Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Affairs at the Ministry of Interior.
He discussed the definition and the types of drugs, both natural and manufactured and the causes and conditions that lead to abuse and addiction.
He also mentioned the most important causes which are family disintegration and ignorance, as well as the psychological, social, and economic causes, along with the opinion of the Iraqi legislator and the laws of drugs and psychotropic substances. No. (50) of 2017.
The lecturer also touched on the negative effects that addiction and drug abuse have on the individual in particular and society in general, reviewing unfortunate incidents such as suicide or crime in cases of drug abuse and addiction.
He clarified as well the ways to identify the person who is a drug addict, the role of the educational institution in confronting drugs, ways to prevent their spread, and the possibility of conducting awareness campaigns to reduce this dangerous scourge among youth and students in particular.