Srinagar, 12 Jan 2019. Drug abuse has been major cause of concern in the Valley and has severely affected the young generation in recent times. It, therefore, becomes imperative to educate the youth about the ill effects of drug abuse. The Army has been undertaking consistent efforts to help the civil administration to control this menace and its Drug De-Addiction Centre, (DDC) at Baramulla, has strived to make the region drug free.

In continuance with the efforts, a Drug De-Addiction Seminar was conducted by the Centre at Umeed Coaching Centre, Sheeri, Baramulla on 11th January 2019 which was attended by over 100 students from the coaching centre.

The Seminar commenced with an introduction about the Drug De-Addiction Centre and the task it is undertaking. Thereafter, a talk on mental health and drug abuse was delivered by the counsellors of Drug De-addiction Centre. A lecture on types of drug abuse and the important role of society in curbing this menace of drugs was also delivered. All queries of the students were answered by the counsellors during the interactive session as this Seminar was aimed at reaching out to the young minds and educating them about the prevailing drug menace in the society.

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