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Drug Cessation Skills Workshop held at KU

The Department of Social Work (DoSW) at the University of Kashmir hosted a one-day advisory workshop on drug cessation skills.
The workshop, organized as part of the RUSA 2.0 program, brought together experts and students from the University of Kashmir and the Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (IMHANS).
Renowned experts have spoken at length about various aspects of drug detox and how imbibing a skill set can lead to better results and bottom line.
A certificate distribution function was also organized alongside the first group of students who recently completed their six month certificate course in “Counseling Skills for Drug Detoxification”.
The course was initiated by DoSW under RUSA and was coordinated by Dr Aadil Bashir, Senior Assistant Professor.
Prof. Raies A Qadri, Dean of Student Welfare, was the main guest of the award ceremony and stressed the importance of skilled human resources to deal with drug abuse issues and concerns. .
Prof Qadri also highlighted the role of institutions such as universities, colleges and other civil society organizations in drug abuse prevention, especially among the younger generation.
Earlier, Professor Mohammad Maqbool, Head of IMHANS Psychiatry Department, gave an in-depth lecture on Substance Related Disorders and the services available in Kashmir Valley for related issues.
Dr Shazia Manzoor, Head of DoSW, welcomed guests and participants and, along with Dr Aadil, appreciated the support of the University administration to DoSW.
The students who completed the course also elucidated their rewarding experience.
Dr Mantasha Binte Rashid, Secretary of Srinagar Development Authority, Professor Yasir Hassan of IMHANS and Mir Zubair of KU also addressed the participants and deliberated on various aspects and dimensions of substance-related disorders in Jammu-et -Cashmere.
Dr Sarfarz Ahmad led the discussion at the event.