Drug abuse

Drug abuse: ‘Developing nations need to bring in effective legislation’

“A multi-sectoral approach by providing programmes in safe environment is the key, besides the involvement of various stakeholders,”

published on : 18th November 2022

13 per cent of drug abuse victims in India below 20 years, says UN official

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.

published on : 17th November 2022

Narcotics Bureau, Navy join forces to hunt down carriers in Arabian Sea

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.

published on : 10th October 2022

Mephedrone worth over Rs 120 crore held from Mumbai, Gujarat; ex-Air India pilot among six held

Earlier this month, the DRI seized crystal methamphetamine and cocaine collectively worth Rs 1,476 crore from Vashi in Navi Mumbai.

published on : 7th October 2022

Kerala Catholic schools to remain closed on October 2; to defy state govt order

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.

published on : 30th September 2022

Massive drive planned against drug abuse in Ernakulam

14 abkari, 22 drug cases registered in Ernakulam in Aug & Sept; collector directs officials to strengthen night patrolling

published on : 25th September 2022

Drug abuse: Kerala to form committees

The state-level committee will be chaired by the CM, while Local Self Government Minister M B Rajesh will be the co-chairman.

published on : 14th September 2022

Youths’ Kakkanad flat was ‘den of drug abusers’

Approximately 10-15 people visited the flat frequently; no unusual developments till August 14 evening, say police

published on : 20th August 2022

Kochi residents not keeping track of visitors: 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.

published on : 18th August 2022

Tamil Nadu's Vellore cops launch exclusive helpline to report drug abuse

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.

published on : 15th August 2022

Cops’ task cut out as drug abuse takes new forms in Coimbatore

Preventing drug abuse is proving to be a tough challenge for police as the sale of narcotic substances has metamorphosed into new forms.

published on : 9th August 2022

Opposition targets Odisha government for rising alcohol consumption

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.

published on : 7th July 2022

Excise department to start de-addiction centre for women in Ernakulam district

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.

published on : 4th July 2022

District collector assures action against drug peddlers  

"Anti-drug clubs will be formed in schools and colleges, and teams of officials will monitor the students against drug abuse in the district."

published on : 28th June 2022

Drug Addiction among youth a matter of concern, says ADCP K Srinivas

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. 

published on : 27th June 2022

Coimbatore Police use social media to raise awareness against drug abuse

They introduced two animation characters Tukker Pandi and DJ Rave to detail the cons of using and peddling drugs.

published on : 12th May 2022

Thespian plots play against drug abuse among youth

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.

published on : 29th March 2022

How cannabis in Himachal's hills is turning phirangs into locals

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.

published on : 2nd November 2017

Tollywood Movie Artists Association warns stars against drug 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.

published on : 12th July 2017

Udta Punjaban: The other half of Punjab’s drug problem

The distaff side of the state’s ugly truth, the spread of the problem to women, has not been focused upon quite as much.

published on : 2nd November 2016