To prevent drug abuse among teenagers, Jammu Police launched a unique programme "care for your buddy."
Launching the programme, Senior Superintendent of Police(SSP), Jammu Tejinder Singh said, "Care for your buddy' is a unique program inwhich around 230 government schools of Jammu district have been roped in towipe out the drug menace from the society,"
"As per the program, we will constitute groups comprisingsix students with a teacher as nodal officer in each school. These six studentswill take care of each other and remain vigilant about their buddies habits andactivities," he said.
"The group will work as close family and report to nodalofficer (teacher)," he said, adding that the nodal officer will counsel theaffected student, if any, or take help of their parents. "He can also takeassistance of police's de-addiction centre, in case of serious addiction."
"Our prime focus is on 40-45 thousand students studying in9th to 12th class in various government schools of the district," the SSP said.
He said that preventing early use of drugs or alcohol amongthe young boys may go a long way in reducing the risks of addiction, which willsave youth from ill-effects of drug.
The SSP said the Jammu police are very serious on wiping outdrug from society. He said police are running a dedicated helpline number9086100100, where anybody can lodged complaint about drug smuggling,consumption or sale through WhatsApp or call.
"People can also complaint on police facebook page andidentity of the complainant would be kept secret," he added.