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By the grace of Allah Almighty, we have prepared a self-help booklet for guiding our youth so that they learn to stay away from drugs. This booklet has been published by Drug Free Nation working on drug abuse prevention
News Views
Empowering Youth to Combat Drug Abuse Problems
By Haider Ali
Youth are the asset of a nation. Healthy,  well  educated  and  trained  youth  is  surety  for future  progress of the country. About 60 % of Pakistan's population (104 million) comprises of people under the age 30.  Our youth is   facing numerous problems such as; poverty, unemployment, improper educational system etc. For these reasons,  our  young  people are  being  derailed  from  the  way  of  progress and  being  hunted  by  drug abuse problems.
Owing to the use of variety of drugs, youth are experiencing academic difficulties, health-related problems (including mental health), and poor peer relationships. Additionally, their family, community, and the entire society are at great risk of health and social problems.  Lack of the spaces for healthy activities is one of those reasons which are making grounds for using drugs among youth.
Youngsters do not have any specific space where they could spend their leisure time and develop their skills.  Establishing healthy spaces for youth to build skills are the demand of this crucial time.   YES (Youth Empowering Spaces) is a great example of such types of spaces for our youth. Such types of institution will be helpful to polish the skills of our youth to compete the society which further will prevent them from drug abuse problems. Our government should establish more institutions for our youth where life skills training and awareness of drug abuse problems should be given besides building their creative and occupational abilities

Drug Free Nation 2013