There is large population suffering from depression in the world today. Approximately, 74 per cent of Indian homes have at least one member who is a drug addict, and 10 people commit suicide each day due to drug abuse. Low self-confidence, curiosity, poor relationship with parents and academic stress has been known to add to the risk of falling into the deep hole of substance abuse.

The increasingly deteriorating problem of drug abuse among Indian youth needed a collective action. Hence a nationwide campaign, Drug Free India, an initiative of The Art of Living, will be launched on February 18 at Chandigarh University and at Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology in Hisar, Haryana, with the support of the Haryana government on February 19 in the presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

“When stress increases, man seek to get rid of this stress and in this process gets into substance abuse,” says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of The Art of Living. The best method of prevention is by creating awareness. To help individuals get rid of stress and experience inner peace, The Art of Living offers stress-elimination programs which include breathing techniques, Sudarshan Kriya, meditation and yoga .These programs have helped millions around the world to overcome stress, depression and violent tendencies. It eliminates stress, fatigue and negative emotions such as anger, frustration and depression, leaving the mind calm, focused and the body energized, completely relaxed.

The Art of Living is leading the Drug Free India Movement and many celebrities from our industry are joining the movement too, supporting it. Art of Living programs bring the much needed perspective and confidence in participants, while developing human values and enhancing protective factors which greatly reduce the risk of substance abuse. Over the last few decades, the Art of Living has been used a different  approach in addressing the all over problem by raising awareness through workshops in schools and colleges in India, organizing awareness drives and running integrated rural development and de-addiction programs.

 Intoxication will only stop it for a while and then it bounces back with even greater intensity. Alcohol spoils your health, makes your brain dull and gives rise to so many conflicts in the mind. Drug use is an illness, a disease that has an adverse effect on the addict’s families also. Living Well De-Addiction programs have two modules namely, 1 – Stop Smoking Start Living and 2-Devine for Alcohol De-addiction. The program enables an individual to carry forward the vision for a great future. Let’s join hands together in the fight against Drugs, to make a DRUG FREE INDIA!!!

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