Family plays a role in combating drug’s symptom

By: Izyan Liyana Mohd Darif

KUALA LUMPUR, December 10th, 2021 – National Anti-drugs Agency (NADA) encourages family institution to play an active role in preventing family members from getting involved in drug’s addiction scene.

NADA’s General Director, Tuan Sutekno Ahmad Belon says, the initiative indirectly helps in combating drug issues which can give threat towards community, country and development of socioeconomic.

At the same time, the vision is characterized as parallel with the core of 100 Hari Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia (AKM) in effort to increase the social harmony and to strengthen the unity in Keluarga Malaysia.

“We call for Keluarga Malaysia to work together with NADA and ministry (MOHA) to report on activities regarding drug’s supply and distribution within families or community.

“This family must also care for family’s activities which in other words ‘minding other’s business’ in order to avoid this problem (drugs),” he says.

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Tuan Sutekno (small picture) encourages the public to immediately report if there is activities regarding drug’s abuse within family members or community. – NADA photos / HAKIM SUHAIM

He highlights the issue during working visit’s series at NADA booth in Ministry of Home Affairs’ Pavilion in conjunction with 100 Hari AKM’s Program in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre which takes place between 9th until 12th of December, previously.

Meanwhile, Tuan Sutekno explains that NADA will introduce one pioneer project in 2022 as a new channel in providing treatment and rehabilitation service with mobile concept for client’s groups.

“Before this, the process of treatment and rehabilitation were only practiced in Narcotics Addiction Rehabilitation Centre (PUSPEN) and community.

“Though, now NADA takes initiative in creating a mobile treatment service. We (NADA) will go to places which there are drug addicts located such as prison and child care centre,” he explains further.

Besides that, Tuan Sutekno also encourages the public to immediately refer to agency by contacting Hotline Movement centre at 03-8911 2233 or 019-626 2233 for advice service or to lodge report regarding drug’s abuse.

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NADA’s Hotline Movement Centre operates for 24 hours a day.