Kuwait University partners with Endowments to combat drug abuse

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Kuwait University hosts a symposium on student counselors’ role in drug abuse prevention.

KUWAIT CITY, April 24: In line with the spirit of community collaboration, Kuwait University, in partnership with various state sectors, organized a symposium titled “The Role of Student Counselors in Dealing with Cases of Drug Abuse.” Hosted by the Cultural Committee of the Department of Psychology and in cooperation with the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, the event aimed to shed light on the critical role of student counselors in combating drug abuse among university students.

Moderated by A. Yousef Al-Houli from the Department of Psychology at the College of Social Sciences, and Dr. Sami Al-Hamoud from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Ministry of Endowments, along with the Director of the Community Guidance Office, Mr. Zaid AlMunaifi, the symposium was attended by the Acting Dean of the College of Social Sciences, Professor Dr. Ali Al-Zoubi, along with faculty members and students.

Held on the university campus in Shuwaikh, the symposium emphasized the importance of student counselors in raising awareness and educating university students about the dangers of drug abuse. It focused on empowering students to take effective measures to protect themselves from falling victim to substance abuse by addressing psychological and social factors that contribute to such behavior.

Moreover, the symposium highlighted the pivotal role of student advisors in establishing trust with students, providing a platform for them to voice their concerns, and allocating time for recreational activities. It emphasized the need for effective communication between counselors, families, mosques, and other relevant stakeholders to support students in their journey toward a drug-free lifestyle.

Furthermore, the event underscored the importance of diversifying awareness-raising efforts to educate students about the harmful effects of drugs and smoking, as well as the underlying causes that contribute to substance abuse.

By fostering collaboration between Kuwait University and the Ministry of Endowments, the symposium exemplified a proactive approach to addressing societal challenges and promoting the well-being of university students.

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