Substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs. Psychoactive substance use can lead to dependence syndrome – a cluster of behavioural, cognitive, and physiological phenomena that develop after repeated substance use and that typically include a strong desire to take the drug, difficulties in controlling its use, persisting in its use despite harmful consequences, a higher priority given to drug use than to other activities and obligations, increased tolerance, and sometimes a physical withdrawal state. Science has shown that a substance use disorder is not only a moral failing but rather a disease of the brain that can be prevented and treated. Informed by this basic understanding, the annual Strategies that followed have promoted a balance of evidence-based public health and safety initiatives. US ONDCP Strategy focuses on 07 core areas:
1. Preventing drug use in our communities;
2. Seeking early intervention opportunities in health care;
3. Integrating treatment/management for substance use disorders into health care and supporting recovery;
4. Breaking the cycle of drug use, crime, and incarceration;
5. Disrupting domestic drug trafficking and production;
6. Strengthening international partnerships; and
7. Improving information systems to better address drug use and its consequences.
Involving and motivating Guardian/parents, teachers, community leaders, law enforcement officers, elected officials, ordinary citizens, and others concerned about the health and safety of our young people is important for prevention of substance use disorder.
“Mukti” the first center in Bangladesh, for the treatment of Drugs/ substance user has been working in this field since February 27, 1988, Founded by me Dr A A Quoreshi, Addiction Psychiatrist; with time and demand it has grown to a better service 100-bed fully functional well-equipped center serving the community of Bangladesh in Gulshan, Dhaka. It has now become the leader in Prevention, Treatment, Rehab Facilities & Anti-Drug campaign in Bangladesh in the field Drug/ substance use Demand reduction and disorders.
I welcome you all to our web-site which gives information details about symptoms of substance use and management program, Drug Demand Reduction activity, Harm Reduction activity and other related services. It will also provide you with the information regarding Psychological counseling and other support services. We respect and maintain full confidentiality of our client. Over the years we have treated thousands of Substance users and helped them achieve self-respect and confidence to live a normal life in the community.