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Punjab: Two suspected addicts found hanging from tree in Barnala

Villagers said that the duo had been doing drugs for the past three years and it was likely that both committed suicide due to being depressed over non-availability of drugs.

Broke the back of drug mafia within four weeks of coming to power: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Captain Amarinder Singh also blamed the erstwhile SAD-BJP government for a “debt” of Rs 31,000 crore on Punjab due to the ongoing issue of Food Cash Credit limit with the central government since 2017.


Poppy husk as ‘medicine’ for addicts: Punjab CM Amarinder sends Patiala MP’s letter to Health Minister

Dr Gandhi had suggested that addicts should be provided poppy husk as medicine at district and tehsil level and even at civil hospitals so that it can act as a substitute to the lethal drugs like heroin and smack.

Punjab: 'For 4 years now, I have celebrated my drug recovery birthday'

Sikander celebrates his ‘drug recovery birthday’ and invites addicts and ex-addicts to tell them that there is a life beyond drugs.

Mohali: Admin to inspect all private drug rehab and de-addiction centres this week

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Gurpreet Kaur Sapra directed the health department to carry out checking at all the private rehabilitation centres in the district.

Jalandhar police arrest two drug smugglers, seize 560 kg poppy husk

Police sources said that both revealed that their supplier’s son had also died due to drug addiction but still he did not leave this illegal trade.


Punjab exempts women government staff from dope test

Punjab government has about 90,000 women employees. Sources said the decision to exempt them was taken on the ground that the percentage of women addicted to drugs in Punjab was minuscule and because it would not send the right signal if they are asked to undergo a dope test.

At heart of Punjab’s latest drug drive is body of 22-year-old addict

No government functionary has visited Kashmir yet at the one-room accommodation at Kotkapura in Faridkot where she and her husband live. The Punjab government does not count Balwinder’s death as drug-related.

Smoke and errors

Punjab government’s approach to drug menace is counter-productive. Compulsions of electoral politics and demagoguery continue to trump common sense, decency and evidence about what doesn’t work.

Punjab: Doctors warn of epidemic if drug addicts start sharing syringes due to shortage

According to the doctors, shortage of syringes could result in sharing of the same needle among several drug addicts. They further added that it could result in transmission of diseases like Hepatitis C virus and HIV among the users.

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Narcotics in Punjab: News in Numbers

#NewsInNumbers Punjab is trying to address its drug problem. See more: https://bit.ly/2HKLmGN