Kuwait interior ministry: Govt calls on parents to report children who use drugs
05 July 2022, 12:00 AM
31 July 2022, 12:00 AM
Kuwait interior ministry, on Sunday, called on parents to inform the concerned authorities about their children who use drugs so that they can be treated, cared for and rehabilitated without criminal accountability, as part of the awareness campaign to prevent drug abuse.
The announcement by the ministry came on June 26, the international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking.
According to the ministry, Kuwaiti anti-drug police, registered 2,360 narcotics cases involving 2,990 suspects last year, against 1,825 cases and 2,489 suspects in 2020.
The ministry’s public relations and security information directorate has carried out in coordination with the anti-drugs department, state institutions and civil societies, an awareness campaign themed “Wiyac” (with you).
The campaign aims to enhance the level of awareness, check spread of addictions, with emphasis on the family guidance role, it said, noting parents’ responsibility to notify the relevant authorities if any of their children fall victims of this scourge
Concerned authorities are reachable round the clock via the emergency number 112 in addition to the services on the number 1884141, the ministry said in a press statement Saturday.