The Pushkara Matha Community based Peer Led Intervention For Early Drug Use Prevention among Adolescents (CPLI) has been started during the year 2019 and it has been running in a good environment at Dowlaiswaram, Rajahmundry, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. This center has been situated about 3 km far to Rajahmundry railway station, the town which is located on the banks of River Godavari.
Our CPLI programme assess drug use in the Community and implement early prevention for drug dependents in the community. This centre Providing referral and linkage to Counseling, treatment and rehabilitation services for drug dependents identified in the community.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
- To assess drug use in the community
- To implement early prevention education led by trained peer educators.
- To provide referral and linkage to counselling, treatment and rehabilitation services for drug dependents identified in the community.
- Total abstinence from alcohol and other drugs for life. Making positive changes towards enhancing the quality of life
- To create awareness and educate people about the ill-effects of drugs and alcoholism on the individual, family, work place and community as a whole.
- To prevent vulnerable adolescents and youth from usage of drugs, tobacco, alcohol consumption etc., and to create health consciousness.
The project staff underwent capacity building from IRCA Dowlaiswaram, East Godavari on the topic of Screening, Assessment and Counseling and ensured quality of services in the centre. Area Coordinator, Trainer cum Supervisor and Peer Educators. All these members are playing a major role in this project. Due to dedicated services rendered by them to this project, a good result, name and development is seen.
At this reporting period, the project has Implemented early prevention education led by trained peer educators in the Schools, Colleges and Universities and assess drug dependents in the community. Screening, Assessment and Counseling services done to nearly 1000 clients and referral to counselling, treatment and rehabilitation services.
Due to such kind of a social service there is much satisfaction seen in all the members of our project. Admits many obstacles from the patients we are able to go forward in fulfilling our Aims and Objectives of our project. The patient’s families who were cured were being overwhelmed with joy and are seeking for the welfare of this project and on seeing this many addicts were brought here for Screening assessment and counselling.