A seminar titled "Let's Start Dialogue on Drug Use Prevention" was organized on 21st January, 2020 by National College of Arts Lahore, in Collaboration with Deputy Commissioner Office, Drug Advisory Training Hub (DATH) & Colombo Plan to highlight the issue of drug abuse and illicit trafficking and its impact on society.
Addressing on the occasion, Syed Zulfiqar Hussain Consultant Anti-Drugs Narcotics Campaign, Muhammad Ayub Advisor Colombo Plan, Shahzad Tanveer Deputy Registrar NCA, Dr. Masood Ahmed & Prof. Shahnaz Malhi, highlighted several causes that are observed in the young generations who get subjected to drug addiction. They further added that things happen to us all the time, but all that matters is how you react to it and what you make out of it becomes the cause of change. They proposed recommendations such as self believe, self-control, reduction in communication gaps, strong family bonding, self-awareness and the involvement in healthy activities as a workable way out to counter the drug's inclination.Speakers also highlighted that the main reasons of drug inclination may include depression, peer pressure, unintentional dependency of medicines, lack of self- control, for experience and to enhance performance. They suggested treating a drug addict as a patient and always being empathetic for his rehabilitation process.
On this occasion, Principal, Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri said; that students can highlight this important issue in society with their artwork. He asked young students to pledge not to be diverted by any wrong company and to always uphold the esteem of their faith and their family. A large number of students and faculty members attended the seminar.
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