Over view of Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse is a major problem and this problem is growing day by day. Increasing rates of substance abuse has increased burden on public health especially in lower and middle income countries like Pakistan. Evidence suggests that misuse of legal and illicit drugs is increasing 7% annually in Pakistani population especially in younger population.
Pakistan Institute of Living & Learning (PILL) has started awareness programs for community regarding risk and harm reduction of substance abuse. PILL has also took initiative for trainings and workshops of students, teachers and health professional to enhance their knowledge, understanding and expertise for treatment of people with substance abuse.
Workshop on Addictive Behavior in Global Perspective
The Pakistan Institute of Living and Learning organized a one-day workshop on Additive Behavior in the Global Perspective at the Centre for Clinical Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
Dr. Iqbal Naeem, consultant psychiatrist and SAS trainer, was specially invited from the UK as the key resource person for the workshop and he delivered a presentation that focused on addictive behavior with a focus on the commonalities in the behaviors of people with substance abuse.