Seminar on Menace of Drug Abuse in Punjab-2017
Abstr. due: 06.11.2016
Dates: 21.01.17 — 21.01.17
Organizing comittee e-mail: punjab firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: GLOBAL SCIENCE ACADEMY (GSA)
Drug abuse is universal phenomenon across the continents. Conversely, i n India, there is protracted history of use of opium and cannabis. But, nowadays drugs reminiscent of heroin, cocaine, amphetamine type stimulants as well as pharmaceutical compounds are being taken at large by drug abusers. Also, i n the country, there is substantial number of drug addicts injecting pharmaceutical drugs, the behavior which leads towards increasing HIV prevalence coupled with other tribulations.
Topics proposed to be discussed in the technical sessions will include:
i) Drug Abuse: A Major Public Health Problem in Punjab
ii) Drug Abuse in Punjab: the role of government, scientists, academicians, medicos, social scientists , NRIs and conscious citizen
iii) Recent Trend and Extent of Drug Abuse in Punjab
iv) Success (and/or collapse) of enacted laws to control illicit use of drugs in Punjab
v) Significance of government supported biome dical and behavioural intervention s as implemented through Non government Organizations (NGOs) .
vi) Injecting Drug Use (IDU) and HIV - prevention programmes in Punjab: Role of NGOs and government/private linkages (ICTC, OST, DOT, ART, Drug De - addiction Centers etc.)