The increase in the abuse of drugs and substances in Bihar is a worrying reality. The National Legal Services Authority is addressing this and working for the eradication of the drug menace. NLSA is introducing a scheme called ‘legal services to the victim of drug abuse and eradication of drug menace’. The objective of the scheme is to make people aware of the consequences of drug abuse, help them get rid of their addiction.
The main focus of the scheme is on school, college students and street children who may be vulnerable or easily exposed to various drugs. Under this scheme, campaigns will be organized by the NLSA at different schools, colleges and NGOs and seminars will be conducted.
An informative workshop will be organized for the farmers who are doing legal farming of crops such as Marijuana and nicotine in order to sensitize them and influence them to switch to other crops.
Awareness camps will also be organized for parents to help them understand the symptoms of drug abuse in children and how they can talk to their kids about drug abuse about it. It will also help in better parenting with their children, and equip parents to listen to their kids’ problems and understand them.
For those in prison or in remand homes, special cells will be made for drug addicts with the cooperation of the authorities, where the victims of drug abuse will be treated and counselled. The idea is to try to re-engage the patient after the detox process and explore the possibility of reintegrating him with society.
Apart from this, they will try to make available all the necessary facilities at the rehabilitation centres. NALSA will work for the protection of the legal rights of the drug abuse victims.
This scheme will be carried out at a large scale, under the guidance of NLSA. These special cells will be established in every district and will be regulated by a team of 10 members. The work will be done under the guidance of a judicial officer, psychologist, social activist and rehabilitation centres or NGOs assigned by NLSA. The district legal service authority (DLSA) head will be the head of these special cells in every district.