New statistics from India Drugs & AIDS Care show that the number of drug users in India’s Meghalaya State is dramatically on the rise, especially among youth.
The number of drug users in the region increased 33-fold within the past decade, from 556 in 1999 to a whopping 20,000 today. Many of these people are youth who are in need of drug addiction treatment; some as young as 12 years old.
Jowai’s Anti-Narcotics Cell has started their own Positive Addiction Campaign, which aims to prevent drug abuse and addiction among youth through positive activities like sporting events and community barbeques.
Read the full article here: Meghalaya Is Turning ‘Addiction Positive’ To Tackle Rising Drug Abuse Among Youth.