A rally to promote awareness on the dangerous effects of drug abuse and illicit
drug trafficking was organized today at the Sri Ramachandra University,
Chennai, South India to mark the international day against drug abuse and drug
The Department of Psychiatry conducted the rally and also a CME program
on Neurobiology of Craving followed by an interactive program led by eminent psychiatrist
Dr. Rudran, with persons undergoing de-addiction program .
on the occasion Dr. Rudran said people normally get addicted to drugs in traditional
societies due to lack of self control and excessive social control. To find an illusory freedom they try to break
out of societal control and fall prey to drug addiction. Intermittently they try to come out of it,
which is when as responsible members of the society we should extend supportive
help to them and get them back on track.
Many eminent scholars
spoke on the harmful practice of drug abuse and the need for timely
rehabilitation. Staff and students pledged their solidarity in the fight
against drug abuse on the occasion.