Drug abuse

Andhra Pradesh: Drive against drug abuse aims to cover 2 lakh students

Drugs not only kill a person in the long run but they also divert the youth to crime.

published on : 7th November 2021

Drug users need counselling, not criminal punishment

The criminalisation of drug use is supposed to protect the user from the harmful effects of drugs, but such an act can only harm the user. 

published on : 10th October 2021

Woman tortured after she learnt about husband’s drug abuse in Kerala

The woman, a teacher, was slapped and kicked repeatedly and also forced to lick his feet

published on : 12th July 2021

Kudumbashree launches initiatives against drug abuse

Webinars for 4,000 balasabhas will be held on July 10 and 11.

published on : 29th June 2021

Schools must teach perils of drug use: Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan

Schools must teach the perils of drug use to arrest the increasing trend of substance abuse by youngtsers, Governor Arif Mohammed Khan said here on the International Day Against Drug Abuse. 

published on : 28th June 2021

SEB organises drive against drug abuse in Visakhapatnam

During the special drive, virtual awareness campaigns were organised for students regarding the ill effects of drugs.

published on : 27th June 2021

Addiction is not cool or style statement: PM Narendra Modi on International Day against Drug Abuse

PM Modi called for realising the vision of a drugs-free India, noting that they bring darkness, destruction and devastation.

published on : 26th June 2021

'275 million people used drugs worldwide in 2020', says UN report

According to the latest global estimates, about 5.5 per cent of the population aged between 15 and 64 years have used drugs at least once in the past year.

published on : 25th June 2021

Lockdown spikes drug, alcohol addiction

In Chennai alone, 45 people were nabbed trying to sneak in with alcohol and sell them at exorbitant price 

published on : 5th June 2021

Complaint boxes to fight drug menace in Andhra Pradesh varsities

The police department conducted an awareness session on women’s safety and drug abuse at the Vignan University here on Monday. 

published on : 6th April 2021

Punjab looks to bring holistic act on drug abuse

The Comprehensive Action Against Drug Abuse Act (CADA) also covers treatment and prevention aspects for alcohol and tobacco abuse disorders. 

published on : 1st April 2021

In a first, Punjab govt to bring in 'Comprehensive Action Against Drug Abuse Act'

Drug treatment programs were earlier run through general nature rules made under the NDPS Act but this act provides a specific structure and a monitoring system.

published on : 31st March 2021

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