The Karbala Center for Studies and Research “KCSR” at the Holy Shrine of Imam Hussain “AS”, in cooperation with the College of Education for Human Sciences in Karbala University, has organized on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, held a seminar titled "The phenomenon of drug abuse and psychotropic substances and their effects on society and ways to treat them."
The event was held in the presence of the chancellor of the Karbala University, Prof. Bassem Khalil Nayel Al-Saidi, the Dean of the College of Education for Human Sciences, the member of the advisory board of the KCSR, Dr. Hassan Habib Al-Graiti, and the scientific assistant of the KCSR, Dr. Nathir Jabbar Al-Hindawi, as well the member of the advisory board, Dr. Mahdi Wahab Nasrallah, the administrative assistant, Amir Kamel and the head of the public relations division, Dr. Amir Al-Shammari.
The lectures of the seminar were given by Dr. Haider al-Yaqoubi, a professor at the College of Education for Human Sciences Karbala University, Colonel Hussain Jaaz, the assistant director of the narcotics department in the Karbala governorate, while the session was moderated by Dr. Haider Al-Karbalai, a professor at the University of Karbala and the KCSR's scientific advisor.
The topics of the symposium included discussing the reasons that drive some societal groups, especially young people, to abuse and trade in narcotic substances, as well as discussing the possible solutions to treat them.
During the session, the lecturers clarified the responsibility of society and studies and research centers in limiting this phenomenon, resolving psychological setbacks, and focusing on addressing the cultural, security, social, and psychological motives of this phenomenon, which is spreading aggressively.
The seminar also witnessed a large scientific, institutional, and security presence that included professors, researchers, jurists, and students from various scientific disciplines.
At the end of the session, a number of questions were raised by the attendees about the possibilities and plans in place to combat this phenomenon, in addition to presenting some statistics conducted by research studies related to age groups and international regulations made to end it. The deanship of the College of Education presented certificates of appreciation to the lecturers and participants in the mentioned seminar.