Image: Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu (ANI)
The Himachal Pradesh government will formulate a drug de-addiction and rehabilitation policy for the youth who have fallen victim to drug abuse, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said on Saturday.
At a meeting where a draft policy was discussed, the chief minister said the young generation is suffering from isolation and their life is limited to mobile phones, which has led them towards drug abuse, according to a statement issued here.
He said the state government is taking strict actions to prevent the youth from drug abuse and a state-of-the-art drug de-addiction-cum-rehabilitation centre will be established in the state with the support of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) to achieve this goal.
Directing the officers concerned to identify approximately 50 bigha of land for the centre.
He said this centre will function with the aim of providing professional training to the inmates besides drug de-addiction. It would boost their lost confidence and guide them to progress in life. They will be provided with apt treatment and overall monitoring.
The emphasis will also be laid on connecting them with family and society to enable these persons to return to a normal life, he said.
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