“A multi-sectoral approach by providing programmes in safe environment is the key, besides the involvement of various stakeholders,”
Child trafficking, child labour and exploitation by criminals often result in poor mental and physical health of children, leading to a high risk of drug and alcohol abuse.
A special task force under a Lt Commander of the Navy has been assigned to undertake midsea operations to seize boats and vessels that carry drugs based on inputs from the NCB and other agencies.
Earlier this month, the DRI seized crystal methamphetamine and cocaine collectively worth Rs 1,476 crore from Vashi in Navi Mumbai.
This is not the first time that the Catholic Church in Kerala has come out against the state government's decision to make Sunday a working day.
14 abkari, 22 drug cases registered in Ernakulam in Aug & Sept; collector directs officials to strengthen night patrolling
The state-level committee will be chaired by the CM, while Local Self Government Minister M B Rajesh will be the co-chairman.
Approximately 10-15 people visited the flat frequently; no unusual developments till August 14 evening, say police
While the numbers of murder and drug abuse cases in flats are rising in the city, residents’ associations and flat owners seem to be least bothered about ensuring safety.
As part of the initiative to curb drug menace in the district, the police on Sunday launched an exclusive helpline number 9092 700 100' for the public to report substance abuse.
Preventing drug abuse is proving to be a tough challenge for police as the sale of narcotic substances has metamorphosed into new forms.
Alleging rampant corruption in the Excise department, Congress member Tara Prasad Bahinipati said that the government also does not have the manpower to control the situation.
Excise Minister M V Govindan had recently announced in the assembly that two de-addiction centres exclusively for women and children would be started in Kochi and Kozhikode.
"Anti-drug clubs will be formed in schools and colleges, and teams of officials will monitor the students against drug abuse in the district."
The day is to spread awareness about the dangers of drug abuse not just among adults but also among children, who are the most vulnerable, said SEB additional SP Moka Sattibabu.
They introduced two animation characters Tukker Pandi and DJ Rave to detail the cons of using and peddling drugs.
According to him, the play is an eye-opener for parents. His own experience as a former government health inspector made him pursue the subject of addiction in the play.
The snow-capped mountains and gushing brooks of Himachal seem straight out of a Tennyson poem but there’s a stark side to this seeming serenity: ever-increasing drug cultivation and abuse.
Twelve persons including foreign nationals have been arrested by the Telangana State Prohibition and Excise Department's state task force in the last 10 days for procurement and supply of drugs.
The distaff side of the state’s ugly truth, the spread of the problem to women, has not been focused upon quite as much.