A FRAMEWORK FOR IMPROVING EFFECTIVENESS OF DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM IN DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Tariq Ali Murah, S. M. Ferdous Azam, Ali Khatibi, Jacquline Tham

Abstract


There are visible dimensions for the problematic phenomenon of drugs abuse and abusers, and yet it has hidden dimensions related to those who are not abusers but have psychological and social readiness if the conditions allow them to, we call those the vulnerable This research was done in order to analyse the need for effective drug awareness training programs by analysing a framework based on 10 guiding principles for school-based education for drug abuse prevention in schools of UAE. Hence, a survey was done to get to the findings of the research. As a result, a quantitative study among school children has been conducted across 4 schools involving 201 students. This research, with particular emphasis on the effectiveness of drug and substance abuse prevention programs among schools in Dubai Emirates. The findings of this study have shown that there is a need for effective drug awareness training programs and the importance of adopting the 10 principles for prevention of drug abuse in UAE. Hence, it is recommended that teachers in schools get advice and networking opportunities for sharing both successes and problems solving training for drug abuse. Moreover, it is required to arrange a sufficient time to be allocated to achieving clearly stated learning outcomes and collaborative partnerships between schools and family of student and the community as well to be developed in an atmosphere supportive of drug abuse prevention program.

 

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejsss.v5i3.844

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