Dubai police help mother save son from drug addiction

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Section 43 of the Anti-Narcotics Law spares drug addicts from legal penalties if they voluntarily surrender to the police. Drug addicts face legal action if they refuse to seek treatment.
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Dubai: A mother requested the help of the Dubai Police Force to rescue her son who she said was trapped in the use of illegal substances.

According to Colonel Abdullah Al Khayat, director of the Hemaya International Police Center in Dubai, the mother called the center, asking to help her son after being attracted to drug addiction by his peers.

The son, in his twenties, had met a group of people in training and they had invited him to use drugs in their car. He initially refused, but continued to hang out with the group until he was tempted to try the narcotic after seeing them use the drug on several occasions.

“He became a drug addict and his life turned upside down. His only concern was to save money to buy drugs and hang out with the group of addicts. Drug addiction has put his future and his academics at risk, ”Colonel Al Khayat said.

The young man’s mother then asked the Hemaya Center for help.

“We studied his case, provided the necessary support and made him aware of the dangers of drug addiction. He showed great regret and promised to change his habits with the help of a rehabilitation center, ”added Colonel Al Khayat.

The boy’s condition gradually improved thanks to the proactive role played by his mother and the advice of the Hemaya Center. Colonel Al Khayat said the Hemaya International Police Center in Dubai is ready to help people get out of drug addiction, provided they are prepared to surrender to the police. “There has to be trust between parents and their children. Parents can call the Hemaya International Center for help and free services, ”added Colonel Al Khayat.

Section 43 of the Anti-Narcotics Law spares drug addicts from legal penalties if they voluntarily surrender to the police. Drug addicts are also required by law to return all drugs to their possession and to receive treatment. Drug addicts face legal action if they refuse to seek treatment.

The Hemaya International Center runs a number of educational programs for young people, aimed at making them aware of the dangers of drug addiction.

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