Health Desk-11 Sep, 2019: Speakers at a roundtable meeting in Rajshahi on Monday called for forging social resistance against all sorts of abusing of drugs along with its illicit trafficking and trading to protect people, particularly the young generation, from drug addiction.
They said around 80 percent of the drug addicts are of the age group of 15 to 35 in the country and that is why there is no alternative to taking effective steps to check drugs abuse and its illicit trade.
Rajshahi Regional Office of Caritas organised the meeting styled “Our Roles to Stop Drug Abuse” at its conference hall in association with ‘Livelihood Improvement through Formation and Education (LIFE)’ project, reports BSS.
Chaired by Caritas Regional Director Sukleash George Costa, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Additional Director of Department of Drugs Control Zafrullah Kazal, Deputy Director of Department of Social Services Rashedul Kabir, Editor of Daily Sonar Desh Akbarul Hassan Millat and Executive Director of Asakta Punarbashan Sangstha (APS) Abul Bashar.
APS Project Manager Abdullah Al Reza illustrated the facts related to all sorts of bad impacts of drug-addiction in his keynote presentation.
He said the rising crime, health hazards, murder and suicide are the major consequences of abuse of drugs like heroin, phensedyl, ganja, pathedine and tranquilisers.