Among the 272 districts worst affected by drugs in the country, eight districts including Bishnupur are from Manipur.
A one-day awareness and sensitisation programme on Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse under Nasha Mukt Bharat Campaign, Thoubal was held at SECDO Hall, Kshetri Leikai, Thoubal on Sunday.
The programmes were conducted with the joint effort of the ZEO and District Social Welfare, Thoubal
Nasha Mukt Bharat Campaign Committee, Thoubal and Nehru Yuva Kendra Thoubal organised an awareness programme and slogan writing competition on Monday.
An awareness cum sensitization programme on "Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse" specially designed for the police personnel was held in Thoubal on Tuesday.
At present there are 21 Integrated Rehabilitation Centres for Addicts (IRCA) in Manipur funded by the Government of India.
The cycle rally campaign was organised by the Nasha Mukt Bharat Campaign Committee (NMBCC), Thoubal district in collaboration with Democratic Youth Development Organisation, Thoubal Sabaltongba Mayai Leikai.
DSWO of Thoubal, A Kameshwar expressed the need for a change in parenting style in order to prevent drug abuse and also encouraged the youths to work hard to excel in their areas of interest.
A sub-district level meeting for Lilong sub-division was held at the office of sub-divisional officer, Lilong, Thoubal district on Monday.
A total of 53 students and NYK Volunteers took part in the cycle rally.
There are around 34,355 injecting drug users in the state as per the survey conducted by the Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry in the year 2019.
Appealing the people to take part in the free drug campaign, SP in-charge Srivanant Surve said that around 271 million people have been affected by drug abuse in India, and unfortunately Manipur is one of states that cultivate poppy plants.
The number of drug users among young teenagers in Tamenglong district of Manipur is growing, but many are unaware about the treatment available in the district, writes ViPamei.
The policy envisages making Manipur free from substance use disorders by adopting a multi-pronged strategy that includes drug demand reduction, drug supply reduction and harm reduction.
Public awareness rallies and distribution of pamphlets and other programmes to enlighten the public about the menace of drug use were the main highlights of the observation.
President of CoNE, RK Nalinikanta said that victimising the drug users and giving focus only towards them will not help in reducing the rising number of drug users.
The Harm Reduction Network Manipur (HRNM) and the Association of Drug Users Manipur (ADUM) observed Global Day of Action with the slogan “support don’t punish” in Imphal on Friday.
The Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has registered a case following a petition filed by Community Network for Empowerment (CoNE) and User Society for Effective Response (USER) Manipur to monitor the cases of major drug hauls in the state.