The present book is an outcome of research conducted on Alcohol and Drug Abuse prevention and rehabilitation programme in India. It is revised and enlarged version of the research report presented to Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for the purpose of assessing and evaluating the scheme for prevention of Alcoholism and substance abuse initiated to create awareness and educating the people about the ill effects of alcoholism and substance abuse on the individual, the family and society at large.
The book is divided in seven chapters each serving distinct objective. Chapter one lays down the background of study by providing information about drug abuse, present scenario of the problem approaches to supply and demand reduction, strategies of government to control the problem. Chapter two provides information about the design of the study and the efforts of demand reduction in India, Chapter three provides an insight of the existing body of knowledge available on the issue of drug abuse in the country. Chapter four provides discussion on primary data collected from organisations running treatment cum rehabilitation centres and drug awareness and counselling centres. It provide insight of organisational structure, staff background, infrastructure, treatment process followed, work procedures, outputs and suggestions for improvement of centres. Chapter five provides view of addicts/ex addicts on the scheme. Chapter six provide analysis of opinion leaders from the community. Chapter seven synthesize the findings and conclusion from discussions and analysis in the form of recommendations for modification for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the scheme.
The book provides an insight on the issue of drug abuse and framework to improve the present scheme. With its unique blend of qualitative and quantitative research methodology and framework. This book will be of immense value to diverse audience which include public health professionals, social workers, NGOs, researchers, policy makers and educators involved in prevention and rehabilitation of drug addicts.