Anti-drug volunteers needed to combat drug abuse

By Danielle Sendou Ringgit
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An anti drug campaihn was recently held at Summermall, Kota Samarahan. Also present for the campaign was Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman, Lo Khere Chiang (fourth from the left).

An anti drug campaign was recently held at Summermall, Kota Samarahan. Also present for the campaign was Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman, Lo Khere Chiang (fourth from the left).

In February this year, The Borneo Post reported that the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) recorded about 22,000 drug addicts throughout the country last year.

According to AADK director-general Datuk Suhaimi Abdullah, 60 per cent of them were new addicts while the rest were repeat offenders.

Members of AADK Negeri Sarawak and Skuad 1Malaysia aims at spreading the message of the awareness of drug abuse

Members of AADK Negeri Sarawak and Skuad 1Malaysia aims at spreading the message of the awareness of drug abuse

New offenders are teenagers aged 15 and above, whose causes for addiction range from family problems, the thrill to the availability of drug supply.

An alarming problem not only among the youths, efforts to curb drug abuse and spreading the awareness is crucial to combat the problem from further damaging the minds, especially of the younger portion, of the community.

The one day campaign was also held at uptown Kota Samarahan

The one day campaign was also held at uptown Kota Samarahan aiming to reach to more people on the message of drug abuse

On March 19th, AADK Negeri Sarawak along with Skuad 1Malaysia team held an anti drug campaign which aims on spreading the messages of drug awareness and also recruiting new volunteers.

The Skuad 1Malaysia team, an anti-drug volunteers team is made up of Rakan Antidadah (RADA), Masyarakat Wanita Antidadah (MAWADAH), Jawatankuasa Pemulihan Dadah Daerah (JKPD), Ahli Lembaga Pelawat (ALP), Persatuan Alumni Agensi Antidadah Kebangsaan (PENDAMAI) and Persatuan Pembimbing Rakan Sebaya (PRS).

Members of the public are encourage to register as volunteers to educate more people on the dangers of drug

Members of the public are encourage to register as volunteers to educate more people on the dangers of drug

Among the role of Skuad 1Malaysia volunteers is to spread awareness on the dangers of drug abuse to the community, lending out help and support to those with drug problems and act as informants and promote the services AADK has to offer.

The one day campaign was held at Summermall and uptown Kota Samarahan where the volunteering team started the campaign to encourage more anti-drug messages to be spread throughout the public in Sarawak.

Also present at the campaign was Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) Chairman Lo Khere Chiang who supported the campaign on educating the public of drug awareness and encouraging more youths to help spread awareness on the harm that stems from drug abuse.

More is hope to volunteers to combat drug abuse

More is hope to volunteers to combat drug abuse

An active campaign, AADK Negeri Sarawak and Skuad 1Malaysia hopes that more volunteers will come forward in the future and collaborate together to curb drug abuse.

The next anti drug campaign will be held in Lundu today (March 26).

To those who are interested in becoming a volunteer, check out their campaign this weekend or may also register online at www.adk.gov.my

To know more about AADK and their activities, may check out their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/AADK-Negeri-Sarawak-197898493573164/

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