A number of experts in the field of addiction, including OASI CE Noel Xerri, were interviewed on the changing trends in the use of different drugs, following the publishing of the National Report on the Drug Situation in Malta for 2020. You can read the interview here.
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Imagine you are partying and you drink only so much alcohol, however you have an inclination that something is wrong. Something just doesn’t feel right. You remember that you left your drink unattended for some time. Someone might have slipped in any substance in it, and now you’re experiencing some signs that you may have… Read more »
Bullying… a term we hear often, and mostly associate it with young children or unruly teenagers. What is bullying and why does it happen? Bullying can be defined as unwanted, repeated behaviour which can have long lasting problems for both the bully and the person being bullied. Bullying includes actions such as threatening, embarrassing someone… Read more »
DisclaimerOASI Foundation is not against the person who uses any kind of psychoactive substances.OASI Foundation does not agree with the use of any psychoactive substances for the socialization, relaxation or feel-good purposes.OASI Foundation has been promoting healthy and natural approaches and methods to gain satisfaction, relaxation and long-term life enjoyment rather than reverting to drugs… Read more »
Chris Bonnici from the Primary Prevention Team was recently interviewed by Newsbook about OASI’s work in the community, the basis of the treatment for addiction offered, and how the pandemic has affected the Foundation and those who seek its help. You can watch the interview on Newsbook.
Here, together, we are issuing this statement as our contribution to the public discussion:Positive Developments:ESPAD (Sedqa, 2019) indicates that 12% of 15-year-olds said that they have tried cannabis in their lives. This rate has remained stable since 2015. In fact, there has been a slight decrease. This rate is much lower than the European average…. Read more »
A recent interview with social workers working in the field of addiction, including OASI CE Noel Xerri, focused on the rise in the use of crack cocaine in Malta and its effects. The interview also looked into how people report starting to use cocaine, and the differences between the use and effects of cocaine powder… Read more »
Denial is the greatest enemy of the truth;It puts you in a bubble and cuts you off completely from reality;Makes you extremely sensitive to the least important thing;Whilst continuing to seek attention endlessly! I lived my life with very low esteem. I was bullied, cut myself to physically relieve myself from anxiety, negative emotions, self-hate, loneliness… Read more »
Last June, after that the Foundation’s Director General and Founder exposed publicly his opinion on the proposal of the political parties to discuss the legalisation of Cannabis for recreational and therapeutic purposes, staff, volunteers and present & past service users at OASI Foundation, also concerned about the underhanded way the subject matter regarding the Legalisation of Cannabis for… Read more »
Today 5th July, OASI Foundation and the Local Councils of Floriana, Mosta and Naxxar organized a National Conference under the Distinct Patronage of H.E Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta, with the title ‘Illum Jien, Għada Int … Id-Droga wara Biebna!” The Conference that was held at the Mosta Local Council was moderated by… Read more »