GMC Sgr Holds Webinar On ‘Addictive Disorders In Contemporary Times’

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Srinagar: Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Government Medical College Srinagar, Friday conducted a webinar on the eve of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking.

The title of the webinar was “Addictive disorders in contemporary times- Biological view.”

Faculty from different prestigious institutions spoke on different topics revolving around the theme of drug abuse.

Prof. Vivek Benegal a faculty from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore spoke about "ADHD and Opioid Use Disorders: The connecting link, this session was very informative and opened a new horizon of opioid use disorder and management.

Prof. Atul Ambekar from National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi spoke in detail about “OST: Evidence for its effectiveness in opioid use disorders.”

Prof. Venkata Lakshmi Narasimha from All India Institute of Medical Science, Deoghar spoke on the rampant use of tapentadol in the country and the challenges it brings to the community at large.

Prof. Yasir Hassan Rather from the Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences- Kashmir spoke about the alarming phenomenon of IV drug use in Kashmir and reiterated the need for addressing this menace right today before it gets really out of control.

Dr Fazl-e- Roub from IMHANS- K spoke at length about the medical complications of opioid use disorders including parallel epidemic of hepatitis C.

Prof Mushtaq Margoob chairing a session discussed in detail about tackling the vulnerabilities in Kids to fight problem of addiction. Dr Zaid A Wani and Dr Abdul Majid Chaired the sessions and stressed on need to increase knowledge base in addiction.

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