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Deal with drug abuse as a psycho-social problem: Experts

Statesman News Service | Dharamashala |

Director, National Institute of Social Defence (NISD), Anand Katoch said drug abuse is a psycho-social medical problem and it needs to curbed across the borders.

He was speaking at the two-day national seminar at the Central University of Himachal Pradesh (HP), which concluded on Sunday. Titled “Drug abuse prevention: Social work perspective” the seminar aimed at creating awareness among the youth and to trace the methods to sensitise and motivate the families and the communities to prevent narcotic abuse. The seminar was organised by the department of Social work of Central University of HP in collaboration with NISD, New Delhi.

During deliberations, the experts said the role of families and the social workers, effective policy making, improving and extending the ongoing rehabilitation programmes on drug abuse and the intervention of social work were key issues to check drug abuse.

The research scholars from different educational institutions presented their presentations on topics like the Impact of drug abuse on relationship with families in India, Impact of narcotics on street children, Drug abuse and Intimate partner violence in India, etc. The concept of Narco-tourism in HP mainly in Kullu district and how the “dev bhoomi” is converting in to “drug bhoomi” was discussed by the research scholar, Purshottam Jaspa, Kurukshetra University, Haryana.