Drug Free Community

1. Skuad Antidadah

Goal

Establish a group of volunteers that plays a role in executing drug preventive education and public awareness on the ill effects of drug abuse

Objectives

  • Spread awareness on the ill effects of drug abuse
  • Provide early support to individuals with drug and social problems
  • Promote a drug-free lifestyle.

Source of Authority

Section 6(h) National Anti-Drugs Act 2004 – to enlist and foster public support in combating misuse of dangerous drugs.

Syarat Keahlian

  • Malaysia Citizen.
  • Ages 18-45 years old at registration.
  • Existing members aged 46 years and above automatically becomes associate members.

Activities

  • Active SKUAD
  • Caring SKUAD
  • Spiritual SKUAD
  • A.C.T.IN. SKUAD (Anti-drugs Campaigns Through Information)
  • Corporate SKUAD
  • Youngters SKUAD (Below 18 years)

2. Success, Mature, Active, Rational, Responsible  (SMART)

Goal

The SMART programme guides and educates youth to increase their skills, knowledge and awareness pertaining to the dangers of drugs as well as teaches about a positive lifestyle in order to produce drug-free youth.

Objectives

  • To mobilise local youth into action to fight the threat of drugs in their respective areas;
  • To produce highly skilled youth who are visionary and free from the threat of drugs;
  • To deliver information on the importance of health and practising a healthy lifestyle

Programme Implementation

This programme is implemented based on/guided by the following classifications:

  • Youth programmes in urban areas;
  • Youth programmes in rural areas

Impact of Implementation

  • Youth at risk can obtain knowledge, understanding and awareness pertaining to the dangers of drug abuse;
  • Youth at risk do not become involved in social problems especially drug abuse;
  • Youth at risk can deliver information on the dangers of drugs to their peers

3. National Day Against Drugs (HADK)

Goal

The goal of this programme is to serve as a reminder that drugs continue to be the main threat to the country and to health.

Objectives

  • To increase awareness among all levels of society of drugs as the country’s number one enemy
  • To increase awareness among all levels of society of the dangers of drugs to health
  • To deliver the latest information and development on drug problems in the country
  • To increase commitment and cooperation from various agencies and all parties in the effort to fight drugs

Target Group

  • Students in pre-school, primary school, secondary school and public and private institutions of higher education
  • Youth groups (male and female)
  • Political leaders
  • Community leaders
  • Parents
  • Government departments/private sector & NGOs/political bodies
  • Felda/Felcra/Risda communities
  • Traditional villages, fishing villages and Orang Asli villages
  • Persons under surveillance
  • Local communities

Implementation Period

The National Day Against Drugs is carried out for one week (16 to 22 February) in February every year.

  • People from all walks of life play their roles and responsibilities in the effort to overcome the drug problem as well as practise a healthy lifestyle.
  • Families and the community are able to accept and help former addicts to attain full recovery.

4. National Day Against Drugs (HADA)

Goals

  • The goal of this programme is to serve as a reminder that drugs continue to be the main threat to countries worldwide and are harmful to health.
  • Various programmes and activities combining the elements of prevention, rehabilitation and enforcement need to be carried out to ensure the world becomes free of the drug threat.

Objectives

  • To continuously remind and bring awareness to the public that the drug problem is a threat that must be overcome together
  • To deliver the latest information and development on the drug problem scenario in the country and the world
  • To improve the capacity, commitment and cooperation of all countries worldwide
  • To enhance awareness of all levels of the global society that drugs are harmful to health

Target Group

  • Heads of state
  • Government departments/private sector & NGOs (PEMADAM, PENGASIH, DIC and others)
  • Political bodies and international organisations (UNODC Bangkok Office, ASEAN Secretariat Jakarta & Colombo Plan)
  • NADA SKUAD
  • Local communities
  • Students of international schools and public/private institutions of higher education (foreign students)
  • Foreign ambassadors and their families

Impact of Implementation

  • The International Day Against Drugs programme is a platform for consolidating relations and cooperation at international level which plays a role in managing the drug problem.
  • All communities play their respective roles in finding the best solution and approach to eradicate the drug problem.