Diyanet to assign special coordinator to each province for fight against drugs

The Presidency of Religious Affairs will assign a special coordinator to each province for the war on drugs.
With its support for combating drug abuse, the Presidency of Religious Affairs continues its spiritual support services carried out together with the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Family and Social Policies, and the Ministry of Health.
The planned activities were discussed in the meeting hosted by the Presidency of Religious Affairs and held with members of the Council for Combating Drugs.
The importance of social participation in the battle against drugs with sermons, khutbahs, meetings, and conferences, reducing demand, and the support given during rehabilitation and social integration were emphasized in the meeting in which there was also a briefing of activities planned for launch starting this year.
Training for religious officials in battle against drugs
It was reminded in the meeting that religious officials received training from experts under the battle against drugs and it was reported that special coordinators will be assigned to each city for spiritual support services.
Prof. Dr. Yavuz Ünal, Vice President of Religious Affairs, said in the meeting that the Presidency serves with religious officials at every corner of the country in every matter concerning society and they act with the same sensitivity regarding drug abuse.
Prof. Dr. Vural Kavuncu, Chairman of GNAT’s Health, Family, Labor, and Social Affairs Commission and the Council for Combating Drugs, also pointed out to the importance of cooperation with the Presidency of Religious Affairs in the battle against drugs.
Among those who attended the meeting were Prof. Dr. Fatma Meriç Yılmaz, Deputy Undersecretary of Combating Drugs at the Ministry of Health, Assoc. Dr. Yaşar Yiğit, General Director of Religious Services, Cihan Samancı, Vice President of Green Crescent as well as high-level representatives of ministries represented at the High Council for Combating Drugs.
The Presidency of Religious Affairs had previously sent young citizens under drug rehabilitation to umrah.
In addition, spiritual support experts working at hospitals pay visits to Alcohol and Substance Addiction Treatment and Research Center (AMATEM). They hold iftar and holy birth events and help raise awareness in society about battling drug addiction.