GOA: The Goa Human Touch foundation will work with 15 educational institutions in Goa to formulate drug policies for school as part of a program to reduce demand for drugs around educational institutes.
“The focus in the state is largely on drug raids and law enforcement, with a little rehabilitation. There is no organised and sustained programme focussed on primary prevention and drug demand reduction. Sometimes schools ignore these problems or teachers don’t know what to do when they find a student using drugs. Students and teachers will be made aware of the process to be followed and several preventive activities will be organised,” founder of Goa Human Touch, Peter F Borges said.
“It is significant and even more crucial now to empower young people with the necessary skills in resisting addiction. Awareness of illicit drugs, access to them and their abuse have dramatically increased,” program officer, psychosocial support, Goa Human Touch, Applesta Da Costa said.
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