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STIGMA IS A THREAT TO YOU AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS!!   “Stigma is the rejection, avoidance or fear, people direct toward those they perceive as being “different.” Mental illness attacks everyone and anyone. It affects, what makes us human: language, reasoning, and empathy. Our memory, character, the difference between self and others, their perception of what […]

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Paranoid Schizophrenia

Paranoid Schizophrenia is one of the most common types of schizophrenia. This usually causes psychosis of different intensity, thus causing the person to lose his mind and touch with respect to the reality.   People diagnosed with paranoia are heavily suspicious of other people. This condition can cause adverse effects in their life in terms […]

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Schizophrenia Rehabilitation

Importance on the need of Schizophrenia Rehab   Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that usually appears in late adolescence or early adulthood. Characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and other cognitive difficulties, schizophrenia can often be a lifelong struggle.   People with schizophrenia have profound disabling cognitive defects. Whether positive or its negative symptoms, these cognitive deficits […]

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Effects of Party Drugs

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration survey, it is estimated that more than 6, 00,000 people coming under the age of 12 or older were reported in use of party drugs like ecstasy and cocaine. The survey also found that 39,000 people especially the youth between 12 and 17 years old […]

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9 things you need to know abou...

What is Marijuana? “Marijuana” is dried leaves and flower of cannabis hemp plant, which has more volume of a non-narcotic chemical called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in multiple quantities. When it is inhaled or consumed, it makes the individual feel high for few hours.   What are the other similar types of drugs like marijuana? Ecstasy, Benzodiazepines, […]

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Drug Abuse Resistance Education.

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Drug abuse resistance education.

Drug abuse resistance education or DARE program has been implemented in various school in the US along the years. This particular programs aims at reducing drug abuse and violence among students, by equipping them with information and certain skills.

These programs are designed and developed on Socio-Emotional Learning Theory and strives to provide basic necessary skills that promote healthy development in children.

The primary goal of this program is to help students resist drug abuse, engaging in violence and joining gangs. This program is a little different from the regular school curriculum as this involves law enforcement personnel. This program works in collaboration between teachers and a law enforcement officer.

Drug abuse in adolescences is a common risk as in this age individuals are more into experimenting. Like any other country, India too needs a program specific to drug abuse resistance that can be integrated into academic curriculum.

Let us look at how this program would be beneficial here:

  • The program would give information on drug abuse and violence and the effects of it along with that it could also help identify similar issues among students. In a country like ours a child is not taught (usually) these things at home. Educating them will help them gain skills along with identify and report similar issues.
  • The program requires a law enforcement officer officer to be a part of it. In our country, the general public do not have a positive opinion about law enforcement (though now it is changing). Involving a police officer would not only make the students familiar with them but would also help them know who exactly the law enforcement works. This could also play an important role bringing down stereotype against law enforcements.
  • It is collaboration between teachers, law enforcement and parents. Teachers are trained with information on drug abuse and violence. Both use various teaching techniques to help the student develop skills.
  • Along with information and awareness on drug abuse the program also emphasizes skills on conflict resolution, decision making, assertiveness and increasing self esteem. All these are necessary for a healthy development. Also issues like drug abuse can be avoided if the students know what is good for them and make the right decision.
  • Through the collaboration of law enforcement the real disastrous and “not-so-cool” side of engaging in drugs and violence can be shown to students. Along with that it can also target problems such as bullying.

Programs like D.A.R.E can be beneficial here as it not only targets on providing awareness on issues like drug abuse but it aims at enhancing a student’s decision making skills. It is believed that when an individual is taught a skill in early age it tends to grow stronger and they tend to use it more effectively. With this intention this program focuses on decision making, which can help avoid various issues in life. Programs like these must also be executed in India for the way drug abuse is growing. For drug abuse treatment, call us now on +919611194949.

 

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