Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
pathway for a drug free life.
There is no single reason to start using drugs. In most cases drugs are used by teenagers who have problems that they can't deal with. Many people use drugs for some unexplained reasons but the most common reasons are: to overcome shyness; to overcome stress; to seek pleasure; to overcome anger or other unpleasant feelings; to improve confidence, self image or self worth; to cope with problems at home; to cope with problems in relationships; the most common reason that makes people to use drugs is peer pressure; some use drugs because of being adventurous and curious; problems in school, college or university like low attention span, concentration and memory problems; poor grades and some end up using drugs because one of the family members is drug addicted.
Peer Counseling Training for young students is a wonderful idea to help them stay away from drugs. It gives them a healthy environment to interact with others and develop confidence; self worth and communication skills. Good communication skills help them resist peer pressure, which is the most common cause of drug abuse.