National Policy to Tackle Drug Abuse

News: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has informed Lok Sabha about the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) Facts: About National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR), 2018-2025 It aims to reduce the adverse consequences of drug abuse in India through a) education, b) de-addiction and c) rehabilitation of affected individuals… Continue reading National Policy to Tackle Drug Abuse

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

Global Drug Survey: Indians lead world in seeking help to reduce drugs intake

The Global Drug Survey (GDS) 2019 has reported that Indians lead the world seeking help to reduce their alcohol intake. This is the first time the survey has polled respondents from India. According to the survey, alcohol, tobacco and cannabis were the most common stimulants used by Indians. 51% of the respondents wanted to ‘drink… Continue reading Global Drug Survey: Indians lead world in seeking help to reduce drugs intake