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Finally, JK has drug de-addiction policy

June 22, 2022 |

Jammu and Kashmir due to its precarious situation for three decades suffered immensely in the human development index with its youth bearing the brunt during this period. Youth resorted to various means and methods and got entrapped in a vicious cycle of drug abuse. Over the period, the successive governments failed to adopt a uniform policy to check the menace with the result the figures of users accumulated to a situation difficult to cope with. It was under the tutelage of the present administration that Jammu and Kashmir becomes the first Union Territory in the country, after Punjab state, to have a comprehensive drug de-addiction policy envisaged to weed out this atrocious menace from the society. The urgency to formulate a drug de-addiction policy by Jammu and Kashmir government is due to the location of the UT in the vicinity of the “Golden Crescent”, a name given to South Asia’s opium-producing countries like Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan which produces 80 percent of the world’s opium and is considered as the prime source of the illicit drug trade. The administration has intensified its efforts to fight narco-terrorism being unleashed by unscrupulous elements from across neighboring countries. It has come out with a detailed mechanism to supervise and review the implementation of the Drug De-addiction Policy and has even roped in civil society members in the endeavor so that the drug menace is fought effectively. The UT Level Policy Implementation Monitoring Committee and Jammu and Kashmir Division Level De-addiction Centre Monitoring Committees have been constituted which have been assigned the task of suggesting changes in the Drug De-addiction Policy from time to time looking out for financial support for various de-addiction activities in Jammu and Kashmir. These committees have been assigned the task of inspecting the existing de-addiction facilities in Jammu and Kashmir and granting or canceling licenses after a thorough inspection of infrastructure, manpower, and standards of care. The committees have also been entrusted with the task of advising various stakeholders from time to time in the implementation of the Drug De-addiction Policy on the ground and looking at the monitoring of prescription drug abuse and suggesting remedial measures to the Drug Controller. The policy also focuses on various key aspects including prevention, rehabilitation, and integration, training and sensitization, community participation, generating awareness, and upgradation/establishment of drug de-addiction centers. It lays out a comprehensive action plan for addressing the drug addiction issue in its entirety.

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Finally, JK has drug de-addiction policy

June 22, 2022 |

Jammu and Kashmir due to its precarious situation for three decades suffered immensely in the human development index with its youth bearing the brunt during this period. Youth resorted to various means and methods and got entrapped in a vicious cycle of drug abuse. Over the period, the successive governments failed to adopt a uniform policy to check the menace with the result the figures of users accumulated to a situation difficult to cope with. It was under the tutelage of the present administration that Jammu and Kashmir becomes the first Union Territory in the country, after Punjab state, to have a comprehensive drug de-addiction policy envisaged to weed out this atrocious menace from the society. The urgency to formulate a drug de-addiction policy by Jammu and Kashmir government is due to the location of the UT in the vicinity of the “Golden Crescent”, a name given to South Asia’s opium-producing countries like Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan which produces 80 percent of the world’s opium and is considered as the prime source of the illicit drug trade. The administration has intensified its efforts to fight narco-terrorism being unleashed by unscrupulous elements from across neighboring countries. It has come out with a detailed mechanism to supervise and review the implementation of the Drug De-addiction Policy and has even roped in civil society members in the endeavor so that the drug menace is fought effectively. The UT Level Policy Implementation Monitoring Committee and Jammu and Kashmir Division Level De-addiction Centre Monitoring Committees have been constituted which have been assigned the task of suggesting changes in the Drug De-addiction Policy from time to time looking out for financial support for various de-addiction activities in Jammu and Kashmir. These committees have been assigned the task of inspecting the existing de-addiction facilities in Jammu and Kashmir and granting or canceling licenses after a thorough inspection of infrastructure, manpower, and standards of care. The committees have also been entrusted with the task of advising various stakeholders from time to time in the implementation of the Drug De-addiction Policy on the ground and looking at the monitoring of prescription drug abuse and suggesting remedial measures to the Drug Controller. The policy also focuses on various key aspects including prevention, rehabilitation, and integration, training and sensitization, community participation, generating awareness, and upgradation/establishment of drug de-addiction centers. It lays out a comprehensive action plan for addressing the drug addiction issue in its entirety.


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Published from: Gulshanabad Chraresharief Budgam
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Postal Regd No: SK/135/2010-2019
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