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By the grace of Allah Almighty, we have prepared a self-help booklet for guiding our youth so that they learn to stay away from drugs. This booklet has been published by Drug Free Nation working on drug abuse prevention
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Five Steps Model of Drug Abuse Prevention
By Haider Ali
Five Steps Model of Drug Abuse Prevention (FSMDAP) was proposed by the last Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) to combat alcohol abuse problem in the society. Some of the steps of this model have been successful implemented in some non-Muslims as well as Muslim countries such as; China, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. This model comprises of five steps which are as follows;
1-Leadership:
campaign/project. A good leader presents himself as a role model for others by preventing him from evils besides having controlling the social problems and immoral activities of people. Leader also should possess some qualities that make him different among all. Effective leadership also facilitates the implementation of law as well as makes the people follow the law appropriately. Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) proved himself as effective leader who not only implemented the law prohibiting alcohol abuse but also made people realize the consequences of alcohol abuse.
2-Imparting information/Creating awareness:
The prime responsibility of a good leader is to impart knowledge of social problems/evils in order to prevent the people from the hazardous of those evils. Alcohol/ drug abuse is one of those problems that need to be addressed at all levels. Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) created awareness among people by conveying t he message of Allah who strictly prohibited the use of alcohol and activities that harm the individual and whole society.
3-Partially restrictions:
Partial restriction is essential to eradicate the social evils. It also gives the opportunity to people to rectify their mistakes until the completion of awareness campaign. Moreover, it is difficult for people to bring drastic change in their habits. Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) partially restricted the use of alcohol and other immoral acts by conveying the message of Allah so that people can get full understanding of these issues.
4-Completely prohibited:
After partial restriction, alcohol and drug abuse is completely prohibited in the society. When people learn to rectify their selves under partial restriction and awareness program, then they are expected to fully overcome their immoral acts and behavioral problems. Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) fully banned the use of alcohol in the society.
5-Punishment:
After making people aware of the consequences of drug abuse, law of punishment is implemented as a last strategy for the eradication of drug abuse. When people adhere to their immoral acts, false beliefs and are not ready to be changes, then they deserve to be punished because of their dangerous habits. Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) implemented punishment for those who did not show any change in the bad habits. Today, Saudi Arabia, China and other countries have implemented severe punishment to control drug abuse and trafficking.

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