Udupi: Workshop held at Dr A V Baliga Memorial Hospital to sensitize alcoholic habit in children

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Udupi, Feb 14: A day-long workshop on 'Alcoholism, Family and Children' organized as part of 'Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week 2020', was inaugurated at Dr A V Baliga Memorial Hospital, here on Friday February 14.

Dr R V Baliga, trustee of A V Baliga Charities inaugurated the workshop.

In his inaugural address, R V Baliga said, "In spite of all the awareness, youth are getting attracted and addicted to alcohol. Social workers play an important role in identifying alcoholic people. 10% of road accident cases are directly and indirectly related to drink and drive. A drunkard may injure others also. Hence, the youth must think prudently regarding this."

Dr PV Bhandary, Psychiatrist, A V Baliga Memorial Hospital in his presidential address said, "According to research, most of the road accidents and suicides at a young age are happening because of alcohol. There is a misconception that drink is still under control and it is not very dangerous. The habit starts from casual but 25 out of a total of 100 will be regular drinkers. It takes twelve to sixteen hours to get come out of intoxication. Women are at a greater risk of alcoholism than men. It may lead to complications during pregnancy.

"No political party or government is coming forward to implement alcohol prohibition act or moderate drinking act. Alcohol-addicted parents can have a significant impact on children’s mind set. Hence parents should be aware of this and educate their children also."

Dr Deepak Mallya, Dr K S Latha were present.

Dr Virupaksha Devaramane, Psychiatrist A V Baliga Hospital delivered the keynote address and extended a welcome. Girish M N compered the programme.

Following the formal stage function, a seminar session was held on the topic 'Alcoholism, Family and Children'.

MSW students from Udupi, Ujire participated in the workshop.



Title : Udupi: Workshop held at Dr A V Baliga Memorial Hospital to sensitize alcoholic habit in children


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