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Drug de-addiction drive conducted by police in J&K

Last Updated: Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 17:37

Srinagar: A day-long drug de-addiction
counselling and treatment camp was conducted on Saturday by the
police at Batamaloo area here.

A team of doctors from the Police De-addiction Centre and
J&K Police Hospital, State Mental Health officer G A Wani,
State Health Services and Psychiatrists from Government
Psychiatric Hospital treated the patients, a police spokesman

Group motivation enhancement and psychological education
sermons were also held at the camp organised in association
with the Western Bus Stand Union, he said, adding, as many as
200 patients including drivers and conductors attended the

"Over 200 patients were treated and counselled at the
camp, particularly persons associated with transport industry
like drivers and conductors who are more prone to drugs. Free
medicines were distributed among the patients," the spokesman

Free counselling and treatment for patients with sleep
disorders, tension, anger outbursts, depression and substance
abuse like codine phosphate, spasmo proxyvon, cannabis,
alcohol was offered to the patients, he said.

A free ophthalmology check up was also offered to the
patients, the Police Drug de-addiction Centre experts said.

During the interaction, various aspects relating to drug
abuse and its effects on driving safety were discussed.

The Drug De-addiction Centre, Police Control Room,
Srinagar, has been spearheading the anti-drugs campaign in the
Kashmir Valley and so far more than 5,000 persons have been
treated at the centre since its inception in 2008, the experts


First Published: Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 17:37
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