Introduction: Peer Counseling Training
Bright Stars: Peer Counseling Training Program for Drug Abuse Prevention was planned in April, 2008 and a structured training program was developed for students with special focus on to develop social and academic skills, to enhance peer relationships, to develop self confidence and to help students develop coping and drug-refusal skills. An Orientation Lecture was oranized by Aghaz-e-Nau for the Heads of Educational Institutes. Force Commander Brig. Babur Idris, Anti Narcotics Force, Punjab presented a well detaileled description on drug abuse situation in the region of Punjab, commonly used drugs and the need of Primary Prevention. All the teachers and department heads were requsted to nominate students to pariticipate in Peer Counseling Training Program. As a result we managed to form a group of 40 students from 4 differnt institutes.First training session was started in November, 2008.