Recognizing Substance Abuse and Alcoholism as a psycho-socio medical problem, The approach would be to provide a whole range of services including awareness generation, identification, treatment and rehabilitation of addicts through Voluntary Organizations. With a view towards reduction of demand for the consumption of alcohol and dependence producing substances, the thrust will be on preventive education programmes and on reintegration of the addicts into the mainstream of society. While the Govt. of India would provide financial support to the organizations for institutionalized activities, stress would be on mobilization of community resources and greater community participation.
B) Aim and Objectives:
The aim and objectives of the present scheme for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse are:
i) To create awareness and education of people about the ill-effects of alcoholism and substance abuse on the individual, the family and the society at large.
ii) To involve culture-specific models for the prevention of alcoholism and substance and the treatment and rehabilitation of addicts;
iii) To provide for a whole range of community based services for the identification, motivation, counseling, de-addiction, after care and rehabilitation of addicts;
iv) To promote collective initiatives and self-help endeavors among individuals and groups vulnerable to addiction or found at risk;
v) To establish appropriate linkage between state interventions and voluntary efforts in the field of alcoholism and substance abuse prevention;
vi) To increase community participation and public cooperation in reduction of the demand for dependence-producing substances;
vii) To support activities which are in consonance with the mandate of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in this field.
To eradicate the evil of drug addiction in Haryana State, the State Govt. has notified the Rules under Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, (Central Act, 61 of 1985). These Rules are called the Haryana De-addiction Check Rules, 2010. Under the Rules a de-addiction centre can operate in the State of Haryana only after getting license under Rule-6.
C) In Haryana State
59 Drug-de-addiction Centres are being run by voluntary organizations and the Health Department.
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Scheme for “State Awards for Outstanding Services in The Field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse”.
Aims and Objectives
The process of rehabilitation of alcohol and drug dependents in an inter-disciplinary process covering various aspect namely prevention, early detection, intervention, education, vocational training, rehabilitation and social integration etc.
Since this problem is considered as a psycho-social-medical problem, society based approach for this problem is considered as the best approach for treatment and rehabilitation of the addicts. In order to recognize the efforts and to increase excellence in the field of substance abuse the department may make a scheme of state awards for outstanding services in the field of prevention of alcoholism and substance abuse.
To recognize efforts and encourage excellence in the prevention of alcoholism and substances abuse and rehabilitation of its victims, awards may be presented every year for the most effective or outstanding services to individuals as well as institutions.
(5.1) 26th June, 2018 International Day Against Drugs Abuse
On this occasion, a letter was written to all Deputy Commissioners and District Social Welfare Officers, Haryana by this Department vide which they were requested to organize programmes through voluntary organizations for the awareness of the people against drug abuse.
The Department has also issued advertisement about awareness against drug abuse through Radio Centers and Dr. Dalbir Saini, District Social Welfare Officer has participated as a Specialist in question & answer session about awareness of people against drug and intoxicant items use.
A message through advertisement about awareness against drug abuse was also given by the Hon’ble Chief Minister in the news papers.