A Symposium on Substance abuse and future of humanity

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Currently, humanity faces a multitude of challenges, among which substance abuse stands out as a prevalent issue, particularly among young adults and adolescents. The misuse of substances has seen a notable increase in the 21st century, with a significant prevalence within college and university environments. This issue brings with it socio-economic, psychological, and physiological repercussions for the adolescent population.

The objective of the symposium is to reduce the occurrence of drug use among university students. It aims to provide a comprehensive and thorough exploration of addiction, including its symptoms, triggers, and strategies for safeguarding children and teenagers from its grasp.

Symposium theme: Substance abuse and the future of humanity

First part: Seminars

Substances: Knowledge and management

Social understanding of substance abuse

Model of treatments (psychotherapy)

Second part: Panel

Panel topic and subtopics: Effect of this issue on the individual life

–          Legal consequence of substance misuse. (Ms. Zhiyan jalal)

–          Physical and medical consequences. (Dr. Saman Anwar)

–          Psychological consequences. (Ms. Frmesk jaf)

10:00 – 10:15 Opening Speech
10:15 – 10:35 Seminar | Substances: knowledge and management

Dr. Saman Anwar, University of Sulaimani, College of Medicine,

President of Life Mental Health Center

President of the Martyr Dr.Hemn Psychiatric Hospital

10:35 – 10:55 Seminar | Model of treatments (Psychotherapy)

Ms. Frmesk Jaf, Master in Clinical Psychology

10:55 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 Panel Discussion | The effect of Substance abuse on the individual Quality of life

Dr. Saman Anwar, University of Sulaimani, University of Sulaimani, College of Medicine


Ms. Frmesk Jaf, MS.c. in Clinical psychology, Coordinator of Life Mental Health Center

Ms. Zhyan Jalal, MS.c. in General law, lawyer

Dr. Shahla Ali Ahmed, PhD in Counseling Psychology, Komar University of Science and Technology.

12:30 – 13:00 Closing Ceremony



Start Time

10:00 am

March 4, 2024

Finish Time

1:00 pm

March 4, 2024


EBuilding, Auditorium

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