MINISTER ÖZER: WE REACHED 22 MILLION 919 THOUSAND PEOPLE IN FIGHTING AGAINST ADDICTIONMinister of National Education Mahmut Özer noted that within the scope of the "Let's Stop Addiction Together" training program organized for students, teachers, school administrators and parents in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, a total of 22 million 919 thousand people have been reached so far.
Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer made evaluations about the "Let's Stop Addiction Together" program carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Interior to fight against addiction that threatens public health and safety.
Pointing out that addiction is a national security issue, Minister Özer stated that they aim to raise awareness on fighting against addiction. Stating that educational plans were made for students and parents in line with the 'Let's Stop Addiction Together' meeting held between 16 January and 24 February 2023, in cooperation with Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Interior, Özer noted that education on addiction started one week before the semester break at schools and institutions affiliated with the Ministry.
Announcing that with the reopening of schools, the activities carried out for psychosocial support services as well as the trainings they have given within the scope of combating addiction continue, Minister Özer said that they have reached a total of 22 million 919 thousand 788 people, consisting of 17 million 752 thousand 348 students, 871 thousand 698 teachers and 4 million 295 thousand 742 parents so far.