Campaign Against Substance Abuse Being Held in Udupi Till August 30: Much Needed

Campaign Against Substance Abuse Being Held in Udupi Till August 30: Much Needed

The Solidarity Youth Movement, Udupi along with A.B. Baliga Memorial Hospital is holding a campaign across Udupi district to make people aware about substance abuse. The campaign will be held till August 30. The campaign includes holding workshop for parents and children. Awareness jathas will also be held.

P.V. Bhandary, the Medical Director of the hospital, said that substance abuse is causing serious harm to younger generation. They are getting addicted to cannabis and other narcotic substances. Awareness is necessary at various levels in the society.

Advocate Asadulla Katapadi said that youngsters in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts are seen committing crime under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Some have taken narcotic drugs and tried to end their lives. Hence it is important to hold a campaign against substance abuse, he said.

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