India/Nagaland: ‘Culture of acceptance responsible for substance abuse’

By Menuse-O Max Khieya, first published in the Eastern Mirror Nagaland on Sunday, March 14, 2021 Sechü-Zubza, March 14 (EMN): The additional deputy commissioner of Kohima, N Bhavani Sri, has expressed concern over the widespread abuse of substances such as alcohol and drugs due to the ‘culture of acceptance’ and called upon to devise a “role models” to stop the menace in the society. Sri was speaking at a seminar on substance abuse and treatment

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Effectiveness of a Brief Lay Counsellor-Delivered, Problem-Solving Intervention for Adolescent Mental Health Problems in Urban, Low-Income Schools in India: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Michelson, D., Malik, K., Parikh, R., Weiss, H., Doyle, A., Bhat, B., ... & Sharma, R. (2020). Effectiveness of a brief lay counsellor-delivered, problem-solving intervention for adolescent mental health problems: randomised controlled trial in urban, low-income schools in India. Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. ISSN 2352-4642 (Accepted). Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.
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Mental health problems are a leading cause of disability in adolescents worldwide. Problem solving is a well-tested mental health intervention in many populations. We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a brief, transdiagnostic problem-solving intervention for common adolescent mental health problems when delivered by non-specialist school counsellors in New Delhi, India.

COVID-19 Reduces Drug Supply, Increases Patients Seeking Treatment in India

In the Indian state of Punjab, more than 26,000 patients have registered for substance use disorder treatment during the COVID-19 lock down. Additionally, the state government has launched mobile vans to provide medication assisted treatment and social support while maintaining physical distancing policies. These registrations are believed to be a direct result of a decrease in drug supply, also caused by the measures implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19. The article specifically mentions constrictions