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NCJ Number: 119685 Find in a Library
Title: Community Programme in Pakistan Aimed at Preventing and Reducing Drug Abuse
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:38  Issue:1 & 2, double issue  Dated:(January-June 1986)  Pages:121-127
Author(s): K A Mufti
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 7
Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: As part of Pakistan's vigorous program against drug abuse and trafficking, a small team of social workers in Peshawar initiated an action-oriented community effort that resulted in the 1983 establishment of the Green December Movement, a voluntary organization.
Abstract: The Green December Movement has founded two major centers, offering free drug treatment and rehabilitation programs, and has successfully involved men and women in community efforts to reduce drug abuse. Religious leaders alert the population to drug problems, and provide spiritual and psychological support for detoxified addicts. In its campaigns to provide drug information to various target groups, including teachers and out-of-school youth, the Green December Movement cooperates with government agencies and non-governmental organizations concerned with drug problems in the community. In addition, the Green December Movement has undertaken research on the nature and extent of drug abuse, as well as its prevention and treatment. Evaluations of the Green December Movement have, to date, revealed positive results. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug law offenses; Pakistan
Note: Double issue on the nature and extent of drug abuse problems and social responses
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