National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction

News:Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment has informed the Rajya Sabha about the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction. Facts: About National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction: This Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is implementing the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) for 2018-2025. The plan aims to… Continue reading National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction

Workshops on prevention of drug use to be held for students

The Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has decided to conduct workshops on prevention of drug use for 8lakh students across India. The workshops would be conducted with the help of State education boards and NGOs working in this field. The decision to conduct the workshop is in lines with the National Action Plan for… Continue reading Workshops on prevention of drug use to be held for students

More than 4 lakh children are inhalant addicts: survey

According to a recent study by National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), AIIMS, Delhi, 5.7 crore people in India suffer from alcohol dependence. Alcohol abuse is particularly very high in Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Arunachal Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Odisha registered maximum cannabis dependence. Opioid addiction was highest in Uttar Pradesh,… Continue reading More than 4 lakh children are inhalant addicts: survey