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Curbing drug abuse among youths in Dhanusa a challenge: Drug-related cases have doubled in the past three years. Police say they have intensified surveillance, but not much has changed, by Santosh Singh (kp 30/11/2019)

Should Nepal still continue to ban cannabis? The country needs to understand the history of its trade and consumption, and how the larger public feels about the issue, by Raju Adhikari (kp 08/11/2019)

Drug addiction: It is a health concern, by Rojan Khadka (ht 30/09/2019)

Inside Rolpa district’s quest to go alcohol-free: Alcohol was banned during the Maoist insurgency in the district, but the spectre of alcoholism has made a comeback, worrying locals and officials, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 01/09/2019)

Police start awareness drive against drug abuse in Bajhang schools: The week-long campaign was launched on Sunday to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 27/06/2019)

Govt directs schools to form cells to check drug abuse (ht 17/06/2019)

Drug abuse on the rise among youths in Bardibas Municipality, by Sunita Baral (kp 13/05/2019)

The cannabis industry: Many have legalised marijuana while our policymakers have their head in the clouds, by Raju Adhikari (kp 17/03/2019)

City’s fresh bid to ban tobacco consumption in public places, by Anup Ojha (kp 12/03/2019)

Morang Police to continue drive against narcotics use (kp 27/02/2019)

16 youths arrested with drugs in 11 days, by Mohammad Habib (rep 11/02/2019)

Police destroy cannabis but never arrest farmers, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 30/12/2018)

Kalikot district prohibits sale and consumption of alcohol, by Tularam Pandey (kp 29/11/2018)

Not worth the shot: The latest ‘alcohol ban’ is a classic example of tail-chasing (kp 29/11/2018), Clampdown on drinking to benefit bootleggers, by Rupak D Sharma (ht 29/11/2018)

The garden of Eden: The rise and fall of DD Sharma, Kathmandu’s hashish pioneer, by Prawash Gautam (kp 29/09/2018)

Rise in drug smuggling and abuse has police worried (ht 10/09/2018)

Drug users double in Banke district (kp 02/09/2018)

Bajhang bans alcohol from Sept 17, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 02/08/2018)

Drug abuse up 50 percent in valley, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 10/08/2018)

Drug abuse declining in Tikapur, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 10/08/2018)

Toxic liquor kills six people in Dhanusha, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 29/06/2018)

Rethink ban on marijuana: Experts, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 26/06/2018)

Govt launches nationwide campaign against drug abuse (ht 21/06/2018)

Once liquor-free Achham now ‘immersed’ in it, by Khamma Khatri (rep 16/06/2018)

Udaypur growing into a hub for drug dealers, users: 153 arrested on charge of drug abuse in last 11 months (rep 07/06/2018)

Drug abuse, smuggling rife in valley: NCB (ht 16/05/2018)

MoHA to launch drive against drug, alcohol abuse (ht 10/05/2018)

Mother’s Group bans alcohol in Achham village, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 25/03/2018)

Police step up efforts to curb hashish menace, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 28/02/2018)

Ganja narratives of Nepal: Ganja has been intertwined with culture in Nepal, making the authorities’ attempts to control it all the more difficult, by Abhi Subedi (kp 18/02/2018)

Police to arrest cannabis users at Pashupati this Mahashivaratri festival, by Anup Ojha (kp 11/02/2018)

Affliction of booze: “Many problems will be solved if government bans alcohol. We can afford our children’s education and buy them better clothes and good food", by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 10/02/2018)

Women drug users in eastern Nepal: A silent story; According to a 2012 projection, drugs affect around 18,663 women in Nepal. The scope of the problem is likely much larger, but cultural stigmas and taboos limit women from getting the help they need, by Jenna Kunze (kp 13/01/2018)

Growing menace of drug abuse worries government: According to a report, there are 200,000 drug users across the country (ht 30/12/2017)

In defence of the cannabis plant: Nepal should follow the emerging western trend of marijuana and hemp legalisation: It would benefit the economy, by Bimal Rawal (kp 03/12/2017)

Number of drug users on the rise in Surkhet, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 01/08/2017)

What it means to listen: We should design societal systems that facilitate communication as a preventative measure against drug abuse, by Sagun Ballav Pant and Suman Giri (kp 30/06/2017)

Concerted efforts sought to check menace of drug abuse (kp 27/06/2017)

Female drug users lack family support (ht 27/06/2017)

Stop them before they start: Authorities must focus on easily accessible ‘gateway’ drugs such as alcohol and tobacco, by Ashish Sinha (kp 26/06/2017)

Double trouble: The abuse of pharmaceutical drugs has emerged as a major problem in recent years, by Apil R. Bohara (kp 25/06/2017)

Int’l day against drug abuse & illicit trafficking: Govt plans week-long programme (kp 19/06/2017), Govt to hold anti-drug awareness programmes (ht 19/06/2017)

What leads youths into drug addiction? (ht 07/06/2017)

Former addicts in drive against addiction (rep 05/06/2017)

Push to undo hash ban in Nepal: While the recreational use of marijuana is controversial, the case for legalising its medical use is strong, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 14/04/2017), Slim dreams: Girls using drugs to lose weight are getting addicted to them, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 14/04/2017)

Health ministry drafts bill to regulate alcohol consumption (ht 27/02/2017)

Gov’s stringent policy to regulate alcohol products, by Manish Gautam (kp 22/02/2017), Govt bans alcohol at public functions, private parties (rep 22/02/2017)

75% drug users between 15 to 30 year olds: 6-7 percent users are girls; 35 percent prison inmates abuse drugs; Around 0.2 percent of school children also users: PABSON chair, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 11/02/2017)

Youths opt for controlled drugs over hard drugs, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 15/12/2016)

Govt to launch drive against drug abuse (ht 23/09/2016)

Store drugs lead addicts to street drugs: For addicts, the line is blurring between pharmaceutical drugs and hard drugs, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 05/08/2016)

‘Drug abusers should be rehabilitated, not punished’ (ht 27/06/2016)

Drug abuse on the rise (ht 29/05/2016)

Daulichaur folk find a way to contain alcohol problem, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 01/05/2016)

Prescription drug abuse worry officials (ht 07/03/2016)

Addicts using parents to get drugs: Police, by Ghanashyam Khadga (11/02/2015)

Women Drug Addicts At Greater Risk Than Men, by Tuphan Neupane (rn 06/02/2015)

Easy availability, lax monitoring fueling drugs abuse, by Amar Khadka (rep 01/11/2014)

Drug users on rise (ht 21/09/2014)

Drug users on rise in Pokhara, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 27/06/2014), Drug abuse afflicting families, society, country (ht 27/06/2014), NCB arrests 167, mostly teens, for drug abuse (ht 28/06/2014)

Those living with single moms ‘more prone to drugs’ (ht 26/04/2014)

In 6 yrs, narcotic users grow twofold (kp 07/02/2014)

Legalizing pot: Does Nepal have moral courage to take a cue from Colorado and reverse its 42-year old decision to outlaw marijuana?, by Aditya Man Shrestha (kp 19/01/2014)

Prescription drugs taking toll on youth (ht 03/01/2014)

Female drug users at a disadvantage: Most of the victims avoid rehabilitation centres due to social stigma (ht 20/08/2013)

Breaking the habit: The government seems completely disinterested in crucial substance use areas where donors don’t fit in, by Ashish Sinha (kp 26/06/2013), Health is the new high, not dope (ht 26/06/2013), Statistics paint scary picture of drug use (ht 27/06/2013)

Politics of alcohol, by Murari Sharma (rep 16/06/2013)

Druggies going for controlled pharmaceutical drugs: NCB (ht 15/06/2013)

Youth in grip of drugs: Study (ht 24/01/2013)

Growing drug abuse in Capital alarms police (ht 28/10/2012)

Drug use on the rise, say narco police: Increase in heroin haul this year (ht 13/10/2012), Mind over matter: Growing drug abuse (rep 14/10/2012)

Newfound interest of city drug users—heroin, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 05/10/2012)

Govt urged to devise firm policy on drugs, by Pallav Bhusal (kp 27/06/2012)

Anti-drug campaign (rep 07/06/2012), Police campaign to curb drug abuse (kp 07/06/2012), Anti-drug fight bearing fruit in the Capital, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 19/06/2012), From addict to advisor, by Manish Gautam (kp 19/06/2012), Lake city wallows in self-pity, by Santosh Chhetri (kp 19/06/2012)

Stakeholders seek national policy on alcohol consumption (ht 06/05/2012)

Demand of hard-core drugs declines, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 01/01/2012)


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