Thursday, November 23, 2017

Training the Trainers

Special Services for Children Affected by Drug Abuse and Role of Stakeholders and Treatment Technique

I had a wonderful time at Hindustan college of Arts and Science  giving a training to  more than 40 school teachers and counselors, how to manage children with drug problems.

Some threatening statistics:

  •       In India - 63.6 % of patients coming in for treatment were introduced to drugs at a young age below 15 years.
  •       13.1% of the people involved in drug and substance abuse in India, are below 20 years.
  •       Heroin, Opium, Alcohol, Cannabis and Propoxyphene are the five most common drugs being abused by children in India.
      All alcohol, cannabis and opium users 21%, 3% and 0.1% are below the age of eighteen.

Adolescent development plays a role in selecting peers, role models that can sometimes lead them to drugs. Poor parenting, broken families can also be a cause of concern.

The following actors need special attention:
  • Social Influence Factors
  • Developmental Factors
  • Individual Factors, Family Factors
  • School and Community Factors.

Dr Janetius
Jain University

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