Computer and Internet Addiction: Signs, Symptoms and Self-Control

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While spending time “online” can be very productive, in certain social areas, uncontrolled use of the internet can disrupt many ordinary and serene tasks in everyday life: family, study, work and even personal relationships. If you want to take care of your health you need to be aware of the signs, symptoms and consequences of… Read more »

UNODC World Drug Report 2020: Global Drug Use Rising; While COVID-19 has Far Reaching Impact on Global Drug Markets

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Vienna (Austria), 25 June 2020 – Around 269 million people used drugs worldwide in 2018, which is 30 per cent more than in 2009,  while over 35 million people suffer from drug use disorders, according to the latest World Drug Report, released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Report… Read more »

Message by the UNODC Executive Director on the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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Know more, care more. Addressing the world drug problem requires responses that are based on facts, solidarity and compassion. Some 35.6 million people suffer from drug use disorders globally, according to the World Drug Report 2020 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Around 269 million people used drugs in 2018, up… Read more »

Statement by the Secretary General of the United Nations on the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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Mutual support and trustworthy information have proven to be pillars of responding effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic and saving lives. Cooperation, reliable data and evidence-based action are just as vital to addressing the many challenges posed by the world drug problem, protecting people’s security and realizing the Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s theme of International… Read more »

Too Young – Too Late

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The earlier in life one introduces drugs in his body the larger is the probability that he/she will continue on long term problematic use of drugs, not withstanding the negative consequences that such use may bring along. The harm ranges from social difficulties to conflicts in relationships, involvement with the criminal system, medical complications as… Read more »

OASI Meeting with Standing Committee for Gozo Affairs

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The OASI Foundation was invited to attend a meeting of the Standing Committee for Gozo Affairs to discuss the impact that Covid-19 is having on our beneficiaries and services.  A recording of the meeting can be listened to on the Parliament website.   More information can be found in this article by Hon. Dr. Justyne Caruana,… Read more »

Prevention

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“A CLEVER person solves a problem, A WISE person avoids it” – Albert Einstein    Prevention means: recognizing the possibilities of harm and preparing oneself beforehand or take action to stop it from happening. The main focus here is for every citizen, adults and especially school children, to never have any reason to resort to any dependency…. Read more »