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Substance abuse seminars held in Longleng, Zunheboto

By EMN Updated: Nov 15, 2023 9:21 pm
The resource person and participants during the one-day seminar in Longleng town on Wednesday.

DIMAPUR — The District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) office, Longleng hosted a one-day substance abuse awareness seminar for various child care institutions, DCPU, and stakeholders in the district on Wednesday.

According to a press release, the resource person, Dr. Joshua L, jr. specialist, District Hospital Longleng, spoke on the nature and types of substance abuse counselling in a CCI setting, as well as the prevention and management of substance abuse.

He said that in order to intervene for treatment, it is necessary to change the patient’s perspective, noting that the substance abusers’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviour must be monitored and understood.

He also suggested creating a trigger list, a non-use list with negative and positive consequences, and a contingency contract with the child patient, noting that family-based prevention is the best prevention, but school and community-based prevention are also essential.

He added that counselling is the best treatment for children under the age of 18 because there are fewer therapies available for them.

Ketobu Vitsu, district child protection officer, Longleng, expressed gratitude for the Social Welfare department’s support and thanked the various houseowners, superintendents, the child welfare committee, and Juvenile Justice Board members of Longleng district for their participation and contributions in his welcome address.

Zunheboto: On Wednesday, the department of Social Welfare also held a one-day substance abuse awareness seminar for various child care institutions, the DCPU, and stakeholders in the Zunheboto district.

It was held at SKK hall in Zunheboto town and was also attended by the child welfare committee, Juvenile Justice Board members, and child welfare police officers (CWPOs) led by the superintendent of police, Zunheboto, Kupe Kapfo.

Dr. Easter Chophy Ngullie, district nodal officer for the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) Zunheboto, spoke on the occasion about tobacco cessation and nicotine replacement therapy counselling, while Khetoholi J Yepthomi, legal-cum-probation officer, discussed the roles and responsibilities of CWPOs.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 15, 2023 9:21:01 pm
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