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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 429
General Secretary Speaks

Consultant Psychiatrist, CLINIC BRAIN, 19/C, Pioneer Park, Dist. North 24 Parganas, Kolkata-700124, India

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Date of Web Publication5-Feb-2018

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Saha G. General Secretary Speaks. Indian J Psychiatry 2018;60, Suppl S2:429

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Saha G. General Secretary Speaks. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Jan 27];60, Suppl S2:429. Available from:

Dear Friends,

In a nation like India, millions of people are suffering from addictive disorder and the number of family members impacted by a loved one's addictive disorders is exponentially greater. These guidelines aim to fill that knowledge gap by providing scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat substance use disorders. At the Indian Psychiatric Society, we believe that increased understanding of the basics of addiction will empower people to make informed choices in their own lives, adopt science-based policies and programs that reduce drug abuse and addiction in our communities, and support scientific research that improves the Nation's well-being, especially for the adolescents and young generations, whom we consider to be the bright future of the nation.

Indian Psychiatric Society has published two guidelines on Substance Use disorders and these guidelines on psychosocial interventions in addictive disorders is very informative and carries the latest developments in the field of psychosocial therapies in addictive disorders. I am sure these guidelines will be very much useful to all the mental health professionals. I thank and congratulate IPS Addictive Disorders Specialty Section team - Dr. Pratima Murthy, Chairperson, Dr. Debasish Basu, Co-Chairperson and Dr. Atul Ambekar, Convenor in addition to all the authors on this well accomplished task. I also thank President Dr. (Brig) MSVK Raju, the Executive Council Members of IPS specially Dr. TSS Rao for publishing this very important supplement.

I hope all the members and the affected family members at large will be enormously benefitted by these new guidelines.

Long live IPS!

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Gautam Saha
Consultant Psychiatrist, CLINIC BRAIN, 19/C, Pioneer Park, Dist. North 24 Parganas, Kolkata-700124
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.224345

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