Reaction of the OASI Foundation, Caritas Malta, and the Maltese Association of Psychiatry on the White Paper on the Use of Cannabis: A Proposal That Will Normalise Use and May Adversely Affect Society

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The organisations mentioned express their grave concern about a number of reforms proposed in the White Paper on the ‘responsible use of Cannabis’. This White Paper proposes a fundamental shift in direction towards further acceptance of the culture of use of Cannabis. In a democratic society we respect dialogue and understand that politicians are confronted… Read more »

Interview With Chris Bonnici About OASI And Its Work

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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.

The OASI Foundation, Caritas Malta, Sedqa and the Maltese Association of Psychiatry on the Use of Cannabis and Legal Implications

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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… Read more »

The Rising Use of Crack Cocaine in Malta

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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 »

Going Solar

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The OASI Foundation is committed to working towards reducing our carbon footprint, in line with our guiding principles of healthy living for the betterment of society.  We are happy to report that, through ERDF funding, a number of solar panels have been installed at the OASI premises, allowing us to offset the power we utilize… Read more »

The President and Mrs. Vella Visit OASI

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During an official visit to Gozo, the President of Malta, Dr. George Vella, and his wife, Mrs. Miriam Vella, visited the OASI Center to meet with residents and staff.  The President had words of encouragement for those doing the residential program, and thanked them for sharing their experiences with him.   Press Coverage: DOI TVM… Read more »

OASI Receives a Donation through the MFA’s Football for Life Initiative

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The OASI Foundation would like to thank the Malta Football Association for their kind donation through the Football for Life initiative.   This program distributes a number of donations to NGOs working with people in need in different sectors each year, with OASI being one of this year’s chosen recipients. OASI is in agreement with the… 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 »