substance abuse

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Teen Detained After Knife Incident in Nicosia

In Nicosia, an 18yearold was detained for allegedly stabbing a 17yearold during a conflict, with police finding knives and suspected cannabis in the suspect’s vehicle. The incident has sparked concerns about youth violence and substance abuse influencing crime in the community.

substance abuse educational sector response

Alarming Trends in Student Substance Misuse

Recent trends show over 400 secondary students being directed to drug treatment in three years, highlighting the need for collective efforts in schools to combat substance misuse. The education ministry is responding by encouraging teacher reports through an electronic platform and focusing on preventative actions to address juvenile delinquency and drug abuse.

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