|Early Times Report|
SRINAGAR, Nov 20: The State Level Coordinating Agency of Jammu and Kashmir (SLCA J&K) recently organized a comprehensive "5-days Capacity Building Program on Drug De-addiction" in collaboration with the National Institute of Social Defence (NISD), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, and the University of Kashmir. This program aimed to enhance the skills and knowledge of functionaries from Government Implementing Agencies (GIA) and de-addiction institutions across the region.
Approximately 25 functionaries from GIA and de-addiction institutions, representing various areas of Jammu and Kashmir, including Srinagar, Kupwara, Kulgam, Anantnag, Rajauri, Jammu, participated in the training program.
The inauguration of the program commenced with a speech by the Project Director of SLCA J&K, Pallavi Singh. The resource persons for the capacity-building program were experts from the Department of Social Work, University of Kashmir. The five-day training covered a range of topics, including "Overview of drugs, drug addiction, prevention, and treatment," "Key concepts of Motivational Interviewing (MI)," "Developing competence in the Pathway to Change," "Recovery Management," "Challenges & Issues in Recovery Management," "Relapse Prevention," "Individual-based Relapse and Relapse Prevention," and "System-based Relapse Prevention."
The program concluded with a feedback session from the participants, followed by the distribution of certificates. The event culminated with a vote of thanks extended to all participants by SLCA officials.
This collaborative initiative reflects the commitment of SLCA J&K, NISD, and the University of Kashmir to address the challenges of drug addiction through capacity building and training, ultimately contributing to the well-being of individuals and communities in Jammu and Kashmir.