|George Town, 26 August 2018 – “Teenagers are like mirrors. They often feel the social imperative to experience what they see and try all the new things that they can. This is the reason drug addicts always start out as teenagers,” said Inspector Jaswit Kaur from the Northeast District Police Headquarters.|
She pointed out that one of the reasons teenagers become addicted to drugs is because they feel drugs will give more confidence and help them bond with certain social groups.
“But in reality, the addiction can cause students’ performance to suffer significantly. They might drop out of college and face many social pressures,” said Inspector Jaswit at the drug abuse prevention talk held at KDU Penang University College (KDU Penang) on August 23, 2018.
The talk was organised by the Student Service Department to create awareness among students to avoid drug abuse and enlighten them about the disadvantages of abusing drugs.
“Teenagers can be involved in sports, extra-curriculum or club activities to spend their time in meaningful ways,” advised Inspector Jaswit. "A lack of skills development can lead the teenagers becoming drug abusers,” she added.
Student Service Department manager Joey Phuah said KDU Penang frequently collaborates with Northeast District Police Headquarters to make sure students know how to protect themselves from negative influences and create awareness on drug addiction. The talk was followed by a K-9 unit demonstration at the campus foyer.
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