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 »

Prevention Starts Early

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In parenting, when the parents are overly authoritative or protective, it is likely that the result will have the opposite effect. Very often, the result of such parenting would be that the child builds an attitude and a reaction that can lead to all sorts of things that can go totally against the parents’ expectations… Read more »

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 »

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 »

6 Subtle Signs You Have an Anger Problem

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Anger is a normal human emotion, and can be beneficial in the right context. For example, righteous anger can help us defend ourselves from other people. Unfortunately, inappropriate and frequent episodes of anger can undermine your relationships, career, and health. Shouting, swearing, and throwing objects are all obvious signs of pathological anger, but did you know it’s possible… 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 »

Zumba/Aerobics: A Fun Fitness Charity Event

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Zumba and Aerobics sessions were held at Villa Rundle Gardens, Victoria, in aid of the OASI Foundation The Foundation invited the public to join in for this fun, fitness charity event, including a Zumba class and a fitness class run by Leo from the Ben Hersey’s Fitness Club of Ghajnsielem.   Press Coverage: Gozo News… Read more »

OASI Aqua Fun Day 2019

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On the 30th June, the OASI Foundation organised the first edition of the Aqua FunDay. The idea behind this event is to promote a healthy lifestyle outdoors. Furthermore, sport is a scientifically proven tool to prevent substance abuse. During the fun-filled morning, various activities were held such as yoga, aqua aerobics, watersports activities, waterpolo tournament,… Read more »