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JAMMU: Under National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR), Jammu & Kashmir State Level Coordinating Agency (JKSLCA) in collaboration with National Institute of Social Defense (NISD), MOSJE, GoI on Friday organized a one-day awareness programme on “Drug Abuse and Preventive Measures” for community members at JKSPYM Seminar Hall.By strictly following the COVID-19 protocol, around 30 members participated in the programme.Resource persons, Pooja Kumari and Shikha from NGO delivered a lecture on “Drug Abuse and Preventive Measures”.As per National Action Plan on Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MOSJE), GoI, programmes like these need to be conducted on a regular basis covering all strata of society.Resource person talked about the motive of the programme which is to generate awareness regarding the drug abuse, preventive measures and treatment.She explained that drug/ alcohol abuse is raising day by day in the society and youth of our society is involving at large number in the addiction.She discussed various types of drugs (tobacco, caffeine, depressants, stimulants etc.) and how they are consumed.Shikha educated the participants about the long- and short-term effects of different types of drugs on body, mind, career and family.She further added that drug addiction is not only confined to body, mind and career but it is also illegal to consume it.She generated awareness among members about various services provided by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment for Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment i.e., Integrated Rehabilitation Centre for Addicts (IRCA), Outreach and Drop-in Centre (ODIC) and Community Peer Led Intervention (CPLI).Pamphlets were distributed among the participants.Programme ended with discussions and Question-answer session and resource persons patiently answered all the queries of the participants. At the end, Komal Sharma, SLCA official concluded the programme with vote of thanks.
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