Awareness workshop on Drug Abuse

Aligarh: The J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, in association with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, organized an awareness workshop on drug abuse and its prevention at ABK Boys and Girls Schools.

Presiding over the workshop at ABK High School Boys, Prof M Mobarak Hossain, (Department of Physiology, JNMC) said, in recent months over 500 schools, 250 Medical students and 35 AMU School teachers have participated in various workshops organised by JNMC. He advised the gathering to adopt a meaningful drug free life.

While presiding at another event held at ABK High School Girls, Dr Ali Jafar Abedi, (Department of Community Medicine, JNMC) spoke on the importance of health and happiness of all young people and to turn them away from drug abuse.

Dr Naila Rashid said that using drugs can lead to problems with memory, increase the risk to health and lead to other problems and difficulties at school.

Dr Ahmad Faraz, Dr Safia Habib, and Dr Anwar H Siddiqui, the resource persons, pointed out various ramifications of drug abuse and elaborated ways to keep away from such addictions. A pamphlet dealing with some frequently asked questions on drug abuse was also distributed among students and their feedback was taken by the resource persons.

Dr Abbas Neyazi, (Principal, ABK High School) urged the students to spread awareness in society, while Dr Saira Mehnaz, (Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, and Provost, BSJ Hall) conducted the workshop.

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