RMC Holds Awareness Session on Drug Abuse

RMC Holds Awareness Session on Drug Abuse

Students at Rehman Medical College (RMC) are taking a stand against drug abuse. Recently, RMC partnered with the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) to hold an informative session. It wasn't a typical lecture - experts like Deputy Director Wajid Yousaf from ANF and professors from RMC, including Principal Dr. Mukhtiar Zaman, created an interactive environment.

Students weren't passive listeners; they actively participated, asking questions and gaining a clear understanding of the dangers of drug use and the importance of seeking help. Dr. Zaman emphasized the importance of recognizing early signs and choosing positive social circles. He reassured students that RMC has their backs, with a dedicated counseling service to support them through stress and anxiety.

The session also shed light on the harsh reality of drug abuse. Statistics presented by Prof. Dr. Aslam Qamar were alarming: roughly 15% of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's population and half a million people in Balochistan struggle with addiction. Dr. Ali Raza added to the gravity of the situation by revealing the global and national figures for illicit drug use. Most concerning was the 11% of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's population using ice, a highly addictive stimulant.

These numbers could be discouraging, but the session offered solutions. Wajid Yousaf stressed the importance of strong family bonds and open communication to prevent students from feeling isolated and turning to drugs. Dr. Ali Raza encouraged students to develop a sense of purpose and positive coping mechanisms for dealing with stress and anxiety.

This session is a strong signal of RMC's commitment to student well-being. By equipping students with knowledge and resources, they are empowering them to make positive choices for a brighter future, free from the dangers of drug abuse.

Prof. Dr. Mukhtiar Zaman, Principal RMC, stressed the crucial importance of recognizing the pre-addiction phase. Dr. Zaman advised students to be mindful of the company they keep, stressing the impact it can have on their well-being. He said RMC has established a counseling system to support and protect students.