Crescent Kashmir

Victims of conspiracy

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Youth of Jammu and Kashmir are facing a big problem of drug addiction and it is a conspiracy to cut short their dreams and make the patients.

The government of Jammu and Kashmir is fighting this menace on the ground and recently DC Srinagar visited drug addiction centers where hundreds of victims are being treated.

He held a detailed interaction with the patients/inmates undergoing treatment in the Hospital and took feedback from them regarding the medical facilities and counselling being given to them.

The patients apprised the DC that they are being given satisfactory treatment at the centre. They also assured that they will spread the message about the ill effects of the menace so that no one becomes an addict to the substance abuse.

He advised them to strongly resolve to shun the habit of drug addiction and properly take the treatment administered at the centre and free themselves from the clutches of drug abuse.

He was apprised that from January 2022 to January 02, 2023 as many as 3645 drug affected persons were given treatment along counselling at Psychiatry Unit of SMHS Hospital.

He said the District Administration will provide all possible support to the affected persons and shall help them settle in careers by extending benefits of various employment generation programmes of the Government. He said by availing the benefits through different self-employment schemes they can earn livelihood with dignity and honour.

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