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Seeking suggestions on checking substance abuse

Start Date: 16-12-2019
End Date: 10-02-2020

Office of Divisional Commissioner Bhopal and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been running a project named ‘Navotthan’ which is aimed at ...

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Office of Divisional Commissioner Bhopal and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been running a project named ‘Navotthan’ which is aimed at creating awareness on the harmful effects of substance abuse. As a part of it, they are inviting suggestions from people on ways substance abuse can be checked.

Substance Abuse is on a rapid increase amongst youngsters. It might sound shocking but nonetheless true; according to a research, Madhya Pradesh is the second state in the country where drug addiction amongst youngsters is the highest. Alcohol and tobacco usage is also not very far behind from the usage of drugs.

Depression, respiratory failure, high blood pressure, weight loss, collapsed vein, nausea, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, damaged liver, kidney and lungs are some of the effects of substance abuse. What needs our attention is, apart from having an adverse effect on our mind and body; youths who inject drugs also become susceptible to HIV and other infections. Sadly, despite being aware of its lethal hazards, many youngsters become a victim to such addiction.

Be it youth from economically weaker background or one from a privileged family, peer pressure is quite likely the primary reason forcing youngsters into consuming such substances. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that consumption of psychoactive substance, along with alcohol and tobacco is becoming a fad and in most cases is looked up as a status symbol. The fear of being looked down upon or not being accepted socially coerces youngsters to fall prey to such substances and then there is no looking back. Other reasons that can be taken into account are lack of confidence, unhappiness and depression, lack of self-control, weak relationships, lack of supervision, etc.

Substance abuse not only affects an individual but also leaves an impact on their family and surroundings. This issue cannot be curbed overnight. There is a dire need to understand its nuances, learn to identify it, tackle it, and thereby solve. Only collective endeavours can help in making the society free of substance abuse.

In consideration of the above mentioned, UNDP is seeking suggestion from people. Share yours at

What is Navotthan?
Navotthan is an initiative towards substance abuse free youth of Bhopal helmed by the joint efforts of Office of Divisional Commissioner Bhopal and UNDP (United Nations Development Programme). It aims to sensitize youngsters on the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco by conducting workshops in schools and colleges of Bhopal.

What is substance abuse?
Substance abuse implies the use of harmful or hazardous psychoactive substances including alcohol and other illicit drugs like opioids, heroin, cannabis, amphetamines etc.

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Abadhesh mangal 8 months 2 weeks ago

विवेकानंद जी का भारत गांधी जी का भारत जिसको उन्होंने विश्व गुरु बनाने का सपना देखा था आज नशे की गिरफ्त में आ चुका नशा चाहे तंबाकू उत्पादों, शराब या अन्य मादक पदार्थो का हो नशा शरीर पैसा और भविष्य खराब कर देता है देश को समाज को नशे की गिरफ्त से बचाने के लिए सरकार के साथ साथ सभी समाज के बड़े सदस्यों को आगे कर नशा मुक्ति का प्रयास करना चाहिए अपने से।छोटो को समझाना चाहिए नशा छुड़ाने के पूरा प्रयास करना चाहिए
बच्चों को भी अपने पिता को नशे से रोकना चाहिए


Devee singh sisodiya 8 months 2 weeks ago

sir please Madhya Pradesh mein jitne bhi medical se hai un sab Ka check kab ho sab ki jaanch ho jitne bhi nakali trucks rakhte ho UN sab ko seal kar diya jaaye sab Ka licence radd kar diya jaaye aur jholachhap doctor jitne bhi hain UN sab ko bhi di jaaye taki yah galat ilaaj Karke samaj ko khokhla kar rahe hain Janata ko khokhla kar rahe hain nakali drugs nakali davaiyan best hain aur sabhi ko uska swasthya per bahut prabhav padta hai dhanyvad


CHETAN WADHWA 8 months 2 weeks ago

सबसे पहला कार्य शराब व तम्‍बाकू को सख्‍त बंद करना उसके बाद नशा मुक्ति हो ऐसी हम आशा करते है क्‍योंकि जब शराब आदि न होगी तो फिर नशा किस बात का उसके बाद लोगों को नुक्‍कड़ नाटक आदि के माध्‍यम से इसके दुप्रयोग बतायें ताकि वह इसका कम उपयोग करे ताकि वह जागरूक हो।


Sudheer Hanwat 8 months 2 weeks ago

Alag alag logo se milker our bat kare nasa me nanikaek pbhao wse samag KO jagana h..jayada she jayada Gav me proggram teyar ka rne hoge


Anand Kumar Gupta 8 months 2 weeks ago

हमारा कहना ये है हम कब तक किसी सिंगल आदमी की ओर ध्यान लगाकर उसके नसे करने को रोक सकते है जब तक कि वो हमारी आंखो के सामने है अगर यही बात हम सब नागरिक मिलकर सरकार से ये सवाल करे कि क्यों आप ही सिंगल आदमी उन तमाम फैक्ट्री में ताला लगवा देते जो हम जैसे मासूमों के मौत का कारण है,अगर सरकार इसमें राजी है तो हम तमाम नागरिक से जितनी सहायता हो सकेगी हम करेंगे,अगर आप सभी भी हमारी बात से सहमत है तो इस पोस्ट को सरकार तक पहुंचाने में सहायता कीजिए। नहीं तो नसे के अगले शिकार आप होंगे । इसे पढ़ने के लिए धन्यवाद।


Exam Guruji 8 months 2 weeks ago

Thanks to the Government of Madhya Pradesh for asking about this topic. The government has to first create awareness among the people. The government has to create Voluntary and Video awareness about Tabacco. I will surely create an awareness post in my Web


Devendra Baghel 8 months 2 weeks ago

सबसे पहले प्रदेश की सरकार को शराब एवं तंबाकू पर प्रतिबंध लगाए!
साथ ही युवाओं को प्रोत्साहित करते हुए "नशा नाश का घर है"स्लोगन के जरिये सभी छोटे बड़े शहरों में होर्डिंग बैनर लगाए!