Sensitising the concerned government departments in particular and the society in general about the menace of drug abuse, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday underlined the need for identifying the scale and magnitude of the problem for coordinated response for its eradication.
The UN has urged close coordination between Afghanistan and Central Asian countries to combat drug trafficking, media reported Friday.
"The members of the Security Council underlined the threat posed by illicit drug production, trade and trafficking to international peace and stability in the region," Xinhua quoted a statement issued by the UN as saying.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed concern over the growing alcoholism and drug abuse and advocated a comprehensive programme with focus on making the addicts productive members of society after getting them off alcohol and drugs.
Researchers are saying that they are making important progress in changing the perception of addiction as they identify new therapeutic interventions that could render addiction into the equivalent of a manageable disease like diabetes.