The Border Security Force (BSF) will soon engage own counsellors to handle personnel who are addicted to alcohol. Revealing this here on Wednesday,BSF Inspector-General (Guwahati Frontier) S K Srivastava said the force would modernise detoxification methods to tackle growing alcoholism among the troops.
Our approach towards substance abuse tends to be old-fashioned,and now we want to use moden medicine for detoxification,by use of medications that can combat cravings and help treat addiction, Srivastava said. He was inaugurating a week-long de-addiction programme organised by the BSFs Guwahati Frontier here.
He said the BSF had plans to engage its own counsellors,who,with better training,would prepare material for training the personnel on de-addiction. Over-reliance on hospitilisation of addicts was more a problem than a solution,he said.