3 / 2 / 2024 

Saturday, at the Royal Palace of Culture, the Director of Public Security, Major General Dr. AbeidAllah Maaitah, patronized the activities of seminar organized by the Amman Group for Future Dialogues, in cooperation with the Directorate of Public Security, under the title “the ways of combat against  the narcotics scourge.”

This seminar comes within the national efforts aimed at confronting the scourge of narcotics  and supporting the security agencies and the Jordan armed forces in combating them, by spreading awareness of their dangers to the family and society.

Major General Al-Maaitah confirmed during the seminar that Public Security Directorate has recently doubled its comprehensive operational and awareness-raising measures to prevent the entry of various types of drugs across the Jordanian borders, in accordance with security frameworks based on integration and high-level coordination with the Arab Army and other security agencies.

Al-Maaitah added that  the Directorate’s keenness to implement the Royal directives to keep Jordan away from the harm of drugs, within cooperative means with various national and community institutions in a way that contributes to strengthening community awareness that strongly rejects this scourge, in order to preserve the safety of all members of society.

The Director of Public Security indicated that  the Directorate seeks to enhance the human and technical capabilities of the Anti-Narcotics Department (AND), enabling it to move forward in implementing its security roles based on a preventive, operational, therapeutic and awareness-raising philosophy.

In turn, the head of the Amman Group for Future Dialogues, Bilal Al-Tall, praised the major roles of the Public Security Directorate in Antinarcotics, which is consistent with its comprehensive security and humanitarian approach to society, within a modern philosophy that has always relied on frameworks of national harmony with various governmental and private agencies in the Kingdom, in order to keep Jordan as a model.

For his part, the Director of the Anti-Narcotics Department, Colonel Hassan Al-Qudah, presented  a detailed presentation in which he explained the reality and extent of the specialized and comprehensive measures implemented by the Department, which are based on dealing in accordance with the rule of law.

Dr. Abdul Rahman Shdeifat stated that this initiative comes from the standpoint of the national responsibility that falls on the shoulders of the Amman Future Dialogues Group and from the reality of social responsibility in preserving the youth structure in society, which is considered one of the most important future national investments, and that the duty has become important for everyone to work to intensify All efforts are made to reduce the scourge of drugs, which has become a matter of great concern at the national and regional levels, through the spread of narcotic pills that target youth and adolescents in Jordanian society to destroy its solid structure.

D.r Al Shdeifat indicated that  the initiative is consistent with national strategies by taking firm, well-rounded measures to deal with this scourge, based on dimensions  that are compatible with all relevant laws and regulations, in addition to implementing a series of targeted awareness programs that enhance health awareness among all societal groups, especially youth groups in universities , schools and youth centers.

Dr. Abdel Nasser Abu Al-Basal presented the legal evidence that indicates the prohibition of drugs, and the role of scholars and religious institutions in educating people about the dangers of drugs, and the necessity of cooperation among everyone to combat this phenomenon.

Abu Al-Basal said: Religious guidance have a very important role in confronting the scourge of drugs, indicating that prohibiting drug behavior and informing people about it is not enough for people to stay away from practicing it, except for those who have received a healthy and sound upbringing since childhood.

Lawyer Dima Khalifat said that the problem of drugs and psychotropic substances in the past only concerned a limited number of countries, but today the entire international community is suffering from this problem as it is a cross-border problem, and its nature is not purely local in most cases.

Lawyer Khalifat highlighted the Arab and international efforts that have been made and are still being made within legislative frameworks, especially with regard to the Arab and international treaties and agreements that Jordan has signed  in accordance with its legislative system.

Dr. Muhannad Al-Nsour said: We in Jordan, like the rest of the world, suffer from the drug problem, which is one of the biggest problems that many countries in the world suffer from and are working to eliminate, due to its catastrophic harm to all health, social, economic and security aspects, and that this problem is not limited to one type of drugs or on a specific country or a specific class of society, it is comprehensive and general to all types and classes.

Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Jordan, Professor Mohammad Sayel Al-Zyoud, said that the drug problem, with its multiple dimensions and its devastating effects on the educational and social structure, is one of the main challenges facing developed of societies alike, due to its great and intertwined complexities.

He added that one of the disastrous effects that drug abuse causes on the educational and social system is the negative impact on students’ academic performance through the fluctuation of their academic achievement and lack of commitment to school attendance, as they tend to withdraw from the educational environment by any means possible, as a result of their feeling of loneliness and the unwillingness of others..

The seminar included a number of work sheets that simulated the legal, religious, health, social, and educational aspects related to drugs, presented by specialists in those fields, as part of a series of constructive interactive discussions and dialogues.

At the end of the event, the attendees toured AND mobile awareness exhibition .