Srinagar: An awareness programme was conducted by a team comprising of Medical Officer, Counselors and Social Worker from Police Drug De-addiction Centre PCR, Kashmir at Government Boys High School Rainawari today.
Motive of the programme was to create awareness among the students about the drug addiction its symptoms, cause and treatment. The students were curious to know what types of drugs are mainly abused their ill effects, signs & symptoms and how can they motivate an addict to quit.
The medical officer Dr Shabir-ul-Rehman elaborated the medical ill effects of substance abuse and its medical management.
Counselor Ms Iram Wani elaborated on the psychological factors that are leading to substance abuse. She also elaborated on the role of counseling and motivational intervening. She emphasized to the students about how drug addiction can be handled and how to reach to Police Drug De-addiction Services.
The Social Worker Mr Manzoor Ahmad elaborated on the role of families, role of society and religious leaders in controlling drug addiction and also elaborated on early identification of drug abuse and its treatment.
At the end an interactive session was also held. During the session all sort of questions raised by the students were answered by the team of experts.
Students were advised to call on help line number 0194-2506512 which is 24X7 services, where a qualified counselor is always available to counsel with regard to drug addiction and stress management. (CNS)
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