UVAS organised seminar on Prevention of Drug Use in Youth
LAHORE (07-02-19): The Character Building Society (CBS) of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore in collaboration with Anti-Narcotics Force Punjab Region and Phoenix Foundation for Research & Development arranged an awareness seminar on “Prevention of Drug Use in Youth” in City Campus Lahore.
Prof Dr Noor ul Zaman Rafiq delivered a motivational lecture to UVAS students to tackle this menace of drug abuse in youth in present age. He spoke about the various aspects of drug prevention and treatment, identifying harms from drug use, addiction risk factors, key risk and protective factors for drug and types of drug like (cigarette, opium, heroine, opiates, ice crystal) etc. He also spoke about various steps way forward for the prevention of drug in youth through launching awareness campaign, declamation & poster contests, establishing anti-drug societies, SMS service and utilize electronic media to keep youth away from drugs. Dr Noor ul Zaman Rafiq urged that both the teachers and students could play vital role in sensitizing community to the harmful effects of drug use. A large number of students from different departments of UVAS were attended.