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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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Importance of Community Mobilization in Preventing Drug Abuse Problems
By Haider Ali
By definition, community mobilization is a process through which a strong and effective relationship with commitment and enthusiasm is build among stakeholders and communities in order to achieve the same. 
Usually community members take actions to stimulate, plan and evaluate the whole of process so that common living standards of the people can be enhanced. Like other issues such as education; drug abuse problems is a social issue which can be solved by taking stern action and complete involvement of communities. Because, drug addiction is not only the problem of individual but family and whole society has been affected badly.  It has appeared as a global problem. Therefore,  without  mobilizing the  whole community ,  we  can't  make  our society  drug free. In order to mobilize the community to stand against the drug abuse, following community members can play a vital role;

  • Teachers
  • Religious  leaders
  • NGOs
  • Government  official
  • Community  leaders
  • Health Facility ( service providers, support staff,  outreach workers)

All these community members can be approached via different channels such as;

  • NGOs
  • Local government
  • Local leaders - traditional and formal
  • Community Resource persons
  • Special clubs or interest groups
  • Media
  • Industrial and trade association

Through this, community members will take responsibility and ownership to eradicate the drug addiction from the society. A strong community support   will be available. Appropriate drug abuse prevention strategies will be generated that will further help in implementing policy pertaining to drug abuse prevention in future.

Drug Free Nation 2013