Not even one person should die due to drug addiction, Chhattisgarh Director General of Police D.M. Awasthi said here on Tuesday as he launched the website of a special de-addiction programme for police personnel.
“Be it the Naxalite front or civilian safety, you always perform your duty even if it may cost your life. Giving up life on the line of duty is a mark of bravery for us but not a single life should be lost due to addiction,” Awasthi said.
The website of ‘Nai Subah’ de-addiction programme was launched at the 3rd Battalion at Amleshwar.
Awasthi said the policeman's will power must be strong. "With strong willpower one can distance themselves from addiction. Think about your family without you, their lives are incomplete," he told his personnel.
The Commandant of the 3rd Battalion, Prakhar Pandey, said there is a treatment for addiction which affects health and family.
Under the ‘Nai Subah’ programme, police personnel suffering with different kinds of addictions are kept in the 3rd Battalion. In batches of 30, they are undergoing the programme for 15 days.
The addicts are kept under medical observation and physiatrists regularly provide counselling.