A one-day workshop for up-skill students of Professional Certification in Clinical Psychology (PCCP) batch II was organized at Kinnaird Center for Learning & Cultural Development (KCLCD).
The hybrid mode workshop was organized and moderated by Mst Rukhsana Mehmood, (Course Coordinator and Senior Clinical Psychologist). The KCLCD workshop was aimed to dilate upon the “Spectrum of Substance Induced Disorders and its Management Techniques”.
Dr Nazish Idrees, an addiction counselor from University of Lahore (UoL) as keynote speaker together with Mr Rizwan (Executive Director – KCLCD), Ms Maha Jamil (Director – KCLCD), students of PCCP batch-II and other notables participated in it.
Communicating with the audience, Dr Nazish Idrees shed an in-depth light on concurrent substance abuse issues including myth, early intervention and management plans. The spectrum of Substance induced disorders reflects a medical ailment consisting of clinically significant impairment in health, social function and lack in voluntary control to use substance. It varies in range of severity, duration and complexity. A United Nation (UN) report unveils an alarming number of substance users in Pakistan, where 78% male and 22% female are actively involved in substance use and abuse. These numbers are taking a toll and growing at the rate of 40,000 per year locating Pakistan among the most affected countries for using and abusing various forms of substance across the globe.
While discussing addiction rehabilitation treatment, the speaker stressed upon the role of family and focused on the effectiveness of early intervention to help the person at risk to use substance. She also shared a shifting trend in treatment services in general health care practice to rehabilitate addicts.
The workshop ended with a vote of thanks to the audience by the moderator of the workshop.