Penal cases dismissed in United Arab Emirates if addiction treatment is sought

The United Arab Emirates Public Prosecution has announced that penal cases will not be filed against any person caught using illicit substances if that person seeks and attends treatment at an addiction treatment service. If, however, the individual is deemed to be non-compliant with the treatment plan, the case will be reinstated.

Source: https://gulfnews.com/uae/penal-case-shall-not-be-filed-against-abusers-of-narcotics-in-uae-if-they-report-to-addiction-treatment-units-1.76136641