`Parents could help control alcohol problem`

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IMPHAL, January 19: The problem of alcohol consumption which has largely affected the state could only be controlled by the parents, as it would be hard for the government or the NGOs alone to control it, said assistant commissioner, Excise department, K Joykumar.

Speaking at an awareness campaign against drugs and alcohol consumption at Pishum Lampak, the assistant commissioner said that parents on their part should prohibit and prevent alcohol consumption inside their house and periphery areas.

Today’s program was organised jointly by Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA); Chingamathak Young Learner’s Club (CYLC) and Chingamathak Meira Paibi Lup (CMPL).

Alcohol consumption during religious ceremonies has increase manifold during the past few years, he observed.

He said the parents need to take the initiative to find out the root cause of the issue and responsibility to guide their children in the right way.

He further warned that the parents showing overtly love and affection to their wards and allowing them anything, as it will only encourage their wards to bad habits.

The excise department has destroyed more than 200 cases of alcohol in just one month and had also imposed fines against such owners, nevertheless, the import of IMFL into the state is yet to be controlled and stopped completely, he observed.

He further pointed that mmore than 3000 litres of local liquor into the state capital alone.

CADA which was established in the year 2009, has ever since work against drugs and alcohol and organized various workshops and campaigns in the state, said a member of the official.
 

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