Drugs are Dangerous Even to Try the First Time

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING – June 26, 2011

DRUGS ARE DANGEROUS EVEN TO TRY THE FIRST TIME

Harmful Effects of Drug Abuse

  • Impaired health, infectious disease, HIV/AIDS
  • Absence from school/college; Academic Loss
  • Loss of Job/income
  • Signs of Drug Abuse

  • Sudden change of mood/temper
  • Bouts of drowsiness or sleeplessness
  • Body pain, nausea, unsteady gait
  • Losing interest in job, studies
  • Telling lies, stealing money
  • Keeping powder, tablets, scorched tinfoil, cigarettes, needles or syringes
  • A LITTLE EFFORT FROM YOU CAN ACHIEVE A LOT

    Students

  • Always resist peer pressure and say “No” to Drugs
  • Drugs are not “Cool” Decide for yourself
  • Girls should be aware that drinks offered to them may be laced with “date rape drugs” like Rohypnol
  • Report drug abuse or trafficking to your school/college or Police
  • Teachers

  • Sudden drop in performance should arouse suspicion
  • Conduct random surprise checks in hostel rooms
  • Check vendors and hawkers around the school/college
  • Regular dissemination of information on drugs
  • Regularly organize events to keep campaign against drug abuse alive
  • Parents

  • Care for your children and spend time with them
  • Talk to them and find out the root cause of their worries
  • Take interest in child’s activities and his friends
  • If found to be using drugs, encourage children to overcome their addiction through treatment and counselling
  • Set an example by not consuming alcohol/drugs yourself
  • Get help NOW!
    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late!
    Toll Free Drug Helpline: 1800-11-3872

    -for information on
    Early Prevention

    Available Treatment and Counselling Services
    Linkage with rehabilitative services and self-help groups

    FOR ANY HELP PLEASE CONTACT:
    National Institute of Social Defence
    Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

    West Block-I, Wing No. 7, Ground Floor
    R.K.Puram, New Delhi – 110066
    Phone: 91-11-26173257
    Websites: www.nisd.gov.in www.weinrecovery.org

    Regional Resource and Training Centres

  • TT Ranganathan Clinical Research Foundation, Chennai (Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep)
  • Society for Promotion of Youth & Masses, New Delhi (Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh)
  • Muktangan Mitra, Pune (Goa, Maharashtra, Daman and Diu, Dadar & Nagar Haveli)
  • Vivekananda Education Society, Kolkata (West Bengal (except Darjeeling) Andaman & Nicobar Island, Orrisa, South Tripura)
  • Calcutta Samaritans, Kolkata (Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim and Darjeeling)
  • Galaxy Club, Imphal (Manipur and Assam)
  • Kripa Foundation, Kohima (Nagaland, Meghalaya, East Arunachal Pradesh)
  • Mizoram Social Defence & Rehabilitation Board, Aizawl, (Mizoram and North Tripura)
  • Changanachery Societal Service Society, Changanacherry, (Kerala an Karnataka)
  • Gunjan Organisation for Community Development, Dharmshala, (Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir)
  • Opium De-addiction Treatment Training and Research Trust, Jodhpur (Rajasthan and Gujarat)