webinar on Substance Abuse among students: Awareness, Cessation & Management

   19 Dec 2020

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The epidemic of substance abuse in young generation has assumed alarming dimensions in India. Changing cultural values, increasing economic stress and dwindling supportive bonds are leading to initiation into substance use. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Substance abuse is persistent or sporadic drug use inconsistent with or unrelated to acceptable medical practice. According to a UN report, one million heroin addicts are registered in India, and unofficially there are as many as five million. Cessation of Substance abuse in India needs intervention young and early in the adolescent age-group.

A webinar to understand the following was held on 19.12.2020 at 4 PM 
1. Prevalence of Substance Misuse among adolescents in India and the risks
2. Rise of consumption in children and adolescents in times of pandemic
3. Schools and community-based prevention programmes for adolescents
4. Addressing attitudes in adolescents promoting substance abuse
5. Awareness and Implementation of COTPA Act 2019 in schools

Esteemed Panelists:
1. Dr. Abhishek Ghosh - MBBS, MD(Psychiatry), Assistant Professor, Drug De-addiction and Treatment Centre at Post graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER)
2. Dr. Gaurang Nazar - M.B.B.S, PhD, Adjunct Research Scientist, Health Promotion Division at Public Health Foundation India
3. Ms. Vasu Yajnik-Setia, Executive Director, Foundation for A Drug-Free World, India
4. Ms. Anu Bhatia - Principal at St. Edmund's School, Jaipur

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