The Educational Supervision and Psychological Counseling Unit at the College of Pharmacy, University of Al-Nahrain, in collaboration with the Public Relations and Media Department of the General Directorate for Drug and Psychotropic Substances Control, held a scientific seminar on 'Drugs and Their Effects on Youth and Students.' The seminar took place on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 10:00 AM in Ibn Al-Haytham Hall within the college building.
The event was attended by Associate Professor Dr. Haider Bahaa Sahib, the Dean of the College, and the College's Assistant Deans, Associate Professor Dr. Mohammed Jasim Hamza, the Assistant Dean for Administrative Affairs, and Assistant Professor Dr. Rafel Shakib Abdul Wahab, the Assistant Dean for Scientific Affairs. Faculty members, staff, and students of the college were also present.
The seminar included a presentation by Colonel Bilal Sabah Jabbar, the Director of the Public Relations and Media Department, who discussed the negative impact of drugs on society, particularly on youth. He emphasized that the drug problem is more dangerous than terrorism, and individuals who use drugs and become addicted to them, without treatment, can experience hallucinations, tooth loss, depression, and even death. This seminar is part of the college's efforts to achieve sustainable development goals and address the critical issue of drug abuse.
The College of Pharmacy at the University of Al-Nahrain organized a workshop on 'Drugs and Their Harmful Effects.' The workshop was held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 11:00 AM in the Clinical Pharmacy Laboratory Hall within the college building. The workshop was attended by Associate Professor Dr. Haider Bahaa Sahib and members of the faculty and staff. The workshop included a lecture by Assistant Professor Dr. Haitham Mahmoud Kazem, the Head of the Clinical Pharmacy Department, on drugs and their negative impact on individuals and society, as well as the different types of drug abuse. He emphasized that combating drug abuse begins with awareness and education, involving families, influential figures in society, the media, educational curricula, and more. This workshop was organized by the Quality Assurance Department at the college and is part of the sustainable development goals to increase public awareness.