Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Nada India community based drug & HIV/AIDS prevention

Teenagers and young adults are particularly vulnerable to using licit or illicit drugs. The prevalence of drug use among young people is more than twice as high as that among the general population. At this age, peer pressure to experiment with illicit drugs can be strong and self-esteem is often low. Also, those who take drugs tend to be either misinformed or insufficiently aware of the health risks involved.
Focus
Studies have proved that people who start smoking cigarettes and/or drink alcohol at a young age are much more likely to experiment with legal and illegal drugs than people who do not smoke or drink. This is the reason why Nada India has been reaching out to the young people by organizing a series of artistic events like painting competition and theater by Deep group with slogan The slogan was "Think of Health not the drugs"
Aim
Nada India aims to raise awareness of the major problem that legal and illegal   drugs represent to society. No individual, family or community is safe where legal or illegal drugs take control. Drugs may control the body and mind of individual user. 
The Pehchaan campaign's goal is to inspire children, adolescents, mobilize women ,construction workers and homeless  to support drug and HIV/AIDS prevention. Nada India supports and facilitates community initiatives with young people and women in crises and uses peer based approach.
Our approach is
• People centered
• Based on prevention
• Oriented to here and now
• Participatory
• Focused on  general well being

Nada India Foundation is known for its network of community striving to develop better health choices among the adolescents, women and children. Nada India foundation in order to act as an initiator conducts various camps in slum communities to help spread awareness about drugs, alcohol and smoking.
This kind of awareness activities lead to the up gradation of health in the society and helped the young generation to make a decent decision related to their life and health. Nada India foundation has always carried on and promoted such events and would further as well.

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