Drug addiction is a growing problem in our society today. According to a 2019 report titled “Magnitude of Substance Abuse” by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 2.9 crores Indians are dependent users of alcohol, 11 lakh are dependent on opium, 63 lakh on heroin and 25 Lakh on opioids. Often, this dependence can lead to addiction.
Addiction destroys families—it causes serious health disorders, dysfunctional behaviours and disruption in the family dynamic. Moreover, there exists a mismatch between the availability of de-addiction services and their demand.
Since most families are supported and cared for by women, they play a key role in teaching and inculcating good habits in the young, ensuring health care and maintaining links with and mobilising community support where necessary. The seminars that the Youth Veerangnayen conduct act as resources for prevention of drug addiction and aid treatment of addicts in families. We also serve people by hosting free of cost deaddiction-awareness and recovery-training seminars with the focus being on the youth, while also educating women and children on drug abuse.