Bandipora: Continuing with its series of workshops on ‘Substance Abuse among Young Population, Challenges and Responsibilities’, the third workshop was held at Nadim Memorial Higher Secondary School, Kuloosa Bandipora with the joint assistance of DSEK and DDC (Drug De-addiction Centre) PCR (Police Control Room) Kashmir.
Several students, employees and team of experts from DDC PCR Kashmir were present at the workshop.
Experts through audio-visuals highlighted the role and responsibility of society vis-a-vis drug addiction. They explained to the participants about the class of drugs abused and risks involved in such misuse, an official release read.
In-Charge DDC PCR, Dr Muzafer Khan deliberated on responsibilities of the students in eradicating the drug menace. He asserted that the youth are the future stakeholders and contributors “who are expected to work for the welfare of society in coming times”.
“Our role is to take personal interest and make programs and policies that will help in curbing any form of abuse in the society,” he said.
Later experts responded to various queries raised by the participants in an open session.
Meanwhile, another workshop of the same theme held at Government Boys Higher Secondary Baramulla, jointly by DSEK and DDC PCR Kashmir.
Assistant Professor Psychiatry, Dr Tajamul Hussain, school employees, students and police officers from the concerned district participated in the workshop
Experts briefed the participants about the substances which are abused as drugs and explained to them regarding various stages which lead to the dependence of an individual on drugs.
Dr Tajamul Hussain spoke on collective responsibilities and challenges for tackling the problem of drug addiction. He presented a gist of some research studies done by him in the Valley highlighting the role and responsibilities of youth in curbing the menace of drug addiction.
DySp Headquarters, Javed Ahmed briefed about the campaign initiated by J&K Police against the menace of drug addiction and rehabilitation of drug peddlers. He emphasised the role of various stakeholders and civil society groups in curbing the menace of addiction.