Reasi Police ropes in parents in war against drugs

SSP Reasi Shailender Singh and other Police Officers during interaction meeting with parents of drug addicts.
SSP Reasi Shailender Singh and other Police Officers during interaction meeting with parents of drug addicts.

Excelsior Correspondent

REASI, Jan 17: Reasi Police is working on multipronged strategy to deal with the problem of drug abuse among the youth.
On the one hand 250 drug peddlers and abusers have been booked in 206 cases registered in the last 9 months, on the other hand, Reasi Police is working on rehabilitation of the addicts so that they successfully shun the path of drug abuse.
In order to help & motivate the parents of the drug addicts while following Covid Appropriate Behavior, SSP Reasi, Shailender Singh conducted an interaction of Police officers and parents of addicts in the lawns of district Police Office Reasi. Family members of 30 addicts from across district Reasi participated.
In the meeting, threadbare discussion was held on various causes of drug abuse among youth and possible solutions of the problem in each individual case.
Shailender Singh, while speaking on the occasion, expressed that drug addiction is a disease and those involved in it must be treated like other diseases. “Family members are first to know about this problem and without the support of family, police cannot eradicate the menace,” he said, adding that family members should come forward and join hands with Police against drug abuse.
All parents expressed their willingness to join hands with law enforcement agency and were enthusiastic to help children to come out of addiction.
The SSP, while speaking on multipronged strategy of Reasi Police to counter drug abuse, shared that addicts who are volunteers to shun the path of drug abuse shall be recommended to de-addiction centers for their rehabilitation to mainstream.
While warning drug peddlers, he stressed that those who are involved in this dirty business should refrain from such type of activities otherwise they shall be dealt with more strictly under law & shall be booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) in near future.
The SSP further conveyed that Reasi Police is planning for opening of a part time counseling center for addicts in district Reasi and parents should bring their children to attend counseling sessions.