Drug addicts take up Dubai Police offer for rehab

Twenty-one Emiratis and five expatriates voluntarily turned themselves in to the Dubai Police Anti-Drug Department for treatment and rehabilitation.

DUBAI // Twenty-one Emiratis and five expatriates voluntarily turned themselves in to the Dubai Police Anti-Drug Department for treatment and rehabilitation.

According to Al Ittihad, the Arabic-language sister publication of The National, mothers also turned in their drug-addicted sons, to get them help without facing legal action.

Lt Col Juma Al Shamsi, director of the Department of Drug Awareness and Prevention (DDAP), said that they aim to take good care of those who turn themselves in, and nine people have recovered from addiction in the past nine months.

Those who receive treatment are also given help to find jobs.

The DDAP co-operated with the Emirates Nationals Development Programme to employ 20 individuals and it also bears the cost of schooling for the children of 47 addicts.

newsdesk@thenational.ae

Published: December 8, 2014 04:00 AM

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