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Welcome to Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment which is the Nodal Ministry for Drug Demand Reduction has formulated and launched Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan (NMBA) on 15th August 2020, in 272 Districts across 32 State/Union Territories identified as most vulnerable in terms of usage of drugs in the country. These vulnerable districts were identified on the basis of findings from the Comprehensive National Survey and the inputs provided by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
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Sir/Madam Why do some people get addicted to substances easily and others dont?? Answered by:Ms Manasi Jain
The risk of Addictions lurks for everyone. Although some people have higher chances of getting addicted than others. It depends on multiple factors. Some of them are Genetics: If you have a family history of addictions you are more likely to get one Environmental: lack of parental involvement or abuse/neglect increase chances of addictions, Peer pressure can lead a person to try hazardous and more addictive substances, and availability of alcohol or drugs in your social circle also increase chances of addiction Psychological: People with ‘negative emotionality’ that is people who experience negative emotions like irritability, anger, sadness has greater risk of falling prey to addictions. Psychological stress can also lead a person to try substances to feel relieved temporarily Age: Earlier the use, greater the chance of addiction. Adolescents and young adults (18-24yrs) are more likely to getting addicted to substances Type of Drug used: drugs like cocaine and heroine have severely painful withdrawal symptoms and so are much more addictive than alcohol Method of use: Drugs that are smoked or injected into your body tend to be more addictive as they directly go to the bloodstream and brain than those that you swallow where passing through liver can lead to some filtration Mental Illness: A person who is mentally ill is more prone to addictions and a person who is addicted are more likely to develop a mental illness or experience worsening of already existing symptoms
What is meant by withdrawal symptom? Does every one get withdrawal symptom after discontinuing from substance use? ? Answered by:Ms Manasi Jain
Withdrawal symptoms are a combination of physical and mental side effects a person experiences while trying to either stop or reduce the use of the substance they have been using or are addicted to. These are usually unpleasant experiences which make it difficult to reduce or quit the substance. Some of the common withdrawal symptoms are nausea, vomiting, restlessness, tremors, disturbance in mood (irritability, depression, anxiety), lack of sleep, body pains, craving for the substance, running nose etc Withdrawal symptoms can vary from person to person. The intensity and duration of the withdrawal symptoms depends on many factors like the genetic/biological makeup of the person, the type and time of drug abused, the age and psychological characteristics of the person. With the right medical support, it becomes much easier to deal with the withdrawal symptoms and there is a high hope for success in quitting the substance.
Objectives of the Abhiyaan
Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan intends to reach out to the masses and spread awareness about substance abuse through various activities like:
- Awareness generation programmes
- Focus on higher educational Institutions, university campuses and schools
- Reaching out into the Community and identifying dependent population
- Focus on counseling and treatment facilities in hospitals and rehabilitation centres which have been geo-tagged
- Capacity building programmes for a service providers
Institutions for Drug Demand Reduction Supported by the Ministry
The ministry supports organizations that work for preventive education & awareness generation on substance abuse, capacity building, treatment and rehabilitation. These organizations are:
Integrated Rehabilitation Center for Addicts (IRCAs) are de-addiction centres with inpatient facilities of counselling and treatment for drug dependent persons
Messages for the Abhiyaan
Some words about the Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan
The Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan is one prime nation building initiative because it focuses on the healthy and disciplined youth. NMBA will bring together the regulatory agencies like Narcotics Bureau, State and District Government, Police, NGOs, Hospitals, etc. so that they can work together in a coordinated manner to make India drug-free.
Dr Virendra KumarHon'ble Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment
Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan is a flagship campaign to enhance the evidence based approach towards substance abuse. The approach of the Abhiyaan is contemporary to engage youth and comprehensive to converge the activities done by all the stakeholders for a common goal of making India free of substance abuse.
Shri A. NarayanaswamyMinister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment
Through the Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan we propose to bring a major change in these 272 districts in terms of drug usage. The ultimate aim is to free this country from the menace of narcotics and other harmful substances and empower the youth with good health.
Shri R. SubrahmanyamSecretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
The Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan intends to reach out to the masses and spread awareness on the issue of substance abuse through active participation of the youth, women and the community. Special emphasis is laid on the institutions of Higher Education, Youth Clubs & Women Groups to reach out to those vulnerable to substance use for early age prevention.
Smt. Radhika ChakravarthyJoint Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
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