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News Description Publication Date : 27 Nov 2019

NISD organises 5-day training programme for Community-Based Peer-Led Intervention from Nov 19-23

The National Institute of Social Defence under its NCDAP (National Centre for Drug Abuse Prevention) Division organised a five-day training programme for Community-Based Peer-Led Intervention (CPLI) from November 19 to 23 at Dr Ambedkar International Centre, Delhi.

naugurated by Dr. Veerendra Mishra, Director, NISD, the five-day training programme under the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) was an opportunity for the CPLI participants to learn and update themselves on issues related to substance abuse. It was an informative affair as resource persons, including Dr. Alok Agarwal from AIIMS, Dr. Rajesh Kumar from The Society for Promotion of Youth and Masses, Bhavna Saini, Soni Sharma and Kalyani B, trained over 24 CPLI participants.

The concluding day saw a joint valedictory session, chaired by Dr. Veerendra Mishra, which was attended by CPLI participants and those who attended a four-day training programme on Outreach and Drop-In Centre (ODIC), organised under the Targeted Intervention Project under NAPDDR (National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction).

The CPLI training offered a positive approach in preventing substance use, especially for vulnerable adolescents and youth in the community. It was also aimed at strengthening and capacity building of trainees on drug issues.

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