Faculty of Behavioural Sciences organized a public lecture on “Managing Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Youth” on 10th March, 2016 at 2.15 pm in Medical College Auditorium of SGT University. Dr. G.S. Kaloiya (Assistant Professor Clinical Psychology) of National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), AIIMS, New Delhi was the main speaker. Prof. (Dr.) Waheeda Khan, Dean Faculty of Behavioral Sciences welcomed the audience and highlighted the importance of understanding the menace of alcohol and drug abuse, which is much prevalent in youth of society. The lecture was attended by about 200 students and faculty members of the university.
Dr. Kaloiya gave an overview of types of drug and psychoactive substances and its effect on human physical health and psychic state. Understanding the differences in use-abuse and dependence is very important to control the problem in youth. He talked about the different healthy strategies/mechanisms to overcome the misuse and emphasized on the strategies of relapse prevention. The lecture was followed by the question/answer session, which was moderated by Prof. Waheeda Khan and Dr. Sanjeev Kumar of the F/O Behavioral Sciences.