Thursday, October 05, 2006

Drug addiction is disease, not a social stigma, say experts

AMRITSAR: The experts and social scientists who participated in the one-day seminar on "Drug Addiction and Youth in Punjab" were of the unanimous view that drug evil could only be eradicated from the society with the active participation of general masses. Experts said that drug addiction is a disease and drug-addicts may not be considered as social stigma. Today, proper counselling and rehabilitation of addicted patients by the experts is the need of the hour. This seminar on "Drug Addiction and Youth in Punjab" was organized by the students of Guru Nanak Dev University under the aegis of Drug De-addiction and Rehabilitation Centre of the University, here today. Dr. Jai Rup Singh, Vice-Chancellor inaugurated the seminar while Mr. S. Shrivastva, Senior Superintendent of Police, Amritsar, Dr.

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