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Internal Security Forces launch a campaign Monday targeting youth to raise awareness about risks of drug use, even while some addiction centers question the effectiveness of such campaigns.TheFor instance, ISF personnel will visit the Lebanese University in Hadath, the American University of Beirut, the Lebanese American University, Notre Dame University-Louaize and Universite Saint-Joseph in Ashrafieh between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. They will also cover Sidon, Nabatieh, Zahle and Zgharta.Sandy Mteirek, Job Policy Coordinator at Skoun, an NGO that offers prevention and treatment to drug users, agreed that youth are an important demographic to target.However, Mteirek has concerns about the approach of the drugs awareness campaign.Since the ISF represents the state and its response to drugs, it is important to know what the state is telling young people over this matter, she explained. For example, it is vital to look at whether the state is attempting to provide youth with scientific evidence that allows them to make decisions and life skills to make those calls correctly or simply running a campaign of fear.Mteirek described that there were many reasons why young people were targeted by dealers, given that drug abuse is a youth issue globally.
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