BSF to engage counsellors for alcoholic personnel

BSF had plans to engage its own counsellors,who,with better training,would prepare material for training the personnel on de-addiction.

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Published: October 3, 2013 2:53:44 am

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 BSF’s 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.

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