The National Rehabilitation Center uses virtual reality to educate young people about the effect of drugs

The National Rehabilitation Center uses virtual reality to educate young people about the effect of drugs
The National Rehabilitation Center uses virtual reality to educate young people about the effect of drugs

The National Rehabilitation Center has introduced a new method to educate the public about the danger of drug addiction and psychotropic substances, relying on modern electronic technologies, as it provided individuals with the opportunity to virtually identify addiction through virtual reality experiences, as well as providing psychological and social field advice and consultations, provided by a specialized team of medical and guidance staff for the center. .

And during its recent participation in the “Aqdar” global summit, which was held within the “Expo 2020 Dubai” under the slogan “Positive Global Citizenship – Enabling Sustainable Investment Opportunities”, the center presented a virtual reality experience, which enables participants to have an initial view of the impact of drugs on humans, And his reactions to simple actions, such as movement, walking and driving vehicles, where the experiment includes informing the participants of their performance during the experiment, to clarify the dangers of addiction and the effect of drugs on humans.

The center also reviewed the services and awareness-raising and educational activities it provides in the field of drug addiction, as well as giving specialized visitors the opportunity to review the scientific and research studies issued by it.

The center stressed that the addiction recovery industry requires the development of currently available treatment tools to play a pivotal role in recovery, while removing the stalemate surrounding the societal stigma, which contributes to the success of treatment and recovery, in addition to the correct societal reintegration of those recovering from addiction, which is considered One of the most important tools for achieving long-term recovery.

He stated that his vision to reach recovery is the first step in studying the causes and motives of abuse, then moving to develop successful implementation solutions for it, considering the treatment of addiction disease as the penultimate stage in the process of dealing with the disease, and the last stage is protection from relapse and reintegration into society.

The Director-General of the National Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Hamad Al-Ghafri, said, “The center possesses all the ingredients of world-class expertise and experience to rehabilitate addicts, and at the forefront of these components is the World Health Organization’s accreditation of the center as a cooperating center in the treatment and rehabilitation of addiction patients. Today, we are on a multi-axial mission, It includes raising awareness of the dangers of addiction, reviewing our latest scientific findings based on research, as well as reviewing our viewpoints in the areas of future prospects related to addiction and recovery.”

Al-Ghafri called on all visitors of the Aqdar World Summit and those interested in supporting awareness-raising efforts against addiction, to visit the center’s pavilion in the exhibition accompanying the summit, and attend discussion sessions to learn about the center’s activities, and discuss ways of joint cooperation, in order to support local and global trends aimed at limiting the spread of the disease. Addiction of all kinds.

For her part, the Acting Director of the Medical Services Sector at the National Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Samia Al-Maamari, reviewed, during a discussion session organized by the “Erada” Center for Rehabilitation, entitled “The future of recovery in the UAE and the impact of positive citizenship”, the center’s vision in the addiction recovery industry.

It is worth noting that the National Rehabilitation Center owns a distinguished package of highly effective treatment programs that are compatible with international rates of recovery and non-relapse, implemented and developed by a group of highly qualified doctors and psychologists and social specialists.

• The center has introduced a new method to educate the public about the danger of drug addiction and psychotropic substances.


patterns of drug use

The second day of the “Aqdar” World Summit will witness the organization of a specialized lecture, entitled “Foreseeing patterns of drug use in the future”, presented by Dr. Anas Mahmoud Fikri, Head of Health Education Department at the National Rehabilitation Center, which focuses on reviewing patterns of drug and psychotropic abuse locally and globally. Highlighting the remarkable increase in its rates around the world, especially in light of the spread of the “Covid-19” pandemic.

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