UVAS organises workshop for drug addiction

A walk was also organised to create awareness among people about drug addiction

APP December 01, 2017
A drug addict sits in a drug rehabilitation centre which provides treatment to drug addicts. Addicts gather in abandoned buildings and then 'shoot-up'. Pakistan has more than four million drug addicts in its population of 170 million, according to figures compiled by the country's Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF). PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE: The Center for Emergency & Medical Services of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) City Campus in collaboration with Character Building Society and Foundation for Young Researchers in support of National Accountability Bureau and Anti-Narcotics Force organised a workshop and walk on “Drug Addiction and Counseling Skills” here on Thursday.

A walk was also organised to create awareness among people about drug addiction and its adverse effects on individuals and society. Faculty of Veterinary Science Dean Prof Dr Masood Rabbani led the walk while UVAS Senior Tutor Prof Dr Kamran Ashraf and a number of students and faculty members participated.

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Senior Vice President Dr Imran Sajjad from Foundation for Young Researchers delivered a lecture on physiology of drug addiction, Phoenix Research Organisation Chairman Dr Noor Zaman on treatment, Remington Pharmaceuticals Cooperate Liaison Manager Farrukh Attah Shiekh on pharmacists role in addiction therapy and Foundation for Young Researchers Chairman Dr Irfan Bashir delivered a lecture on special considerations when involving families in drug addiction treatment etc.

Later, VC Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha chaired the concluding session of the workshops and distributed certificates and shields among the participants and guest speakers.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 1st, 2017.


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