Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: Excess intake of drugs, which are normally prescribed, is also an addiction like alcoholism and needs support from family and society to control it. Drug abuse is very common in the district.

Informing the media persons on Saturday, chairperson of Green Valley Foundation, a non-profit de-addiction centre, Uma Raj said the organisation was working for de-addicting the people from alcohol, drug and other chemical dependencies and changing their life style and those of their family members.

It is important to realise that alcohol addiction usually begins with a mere curiosity then it converts into social drinking phase before manifesting itself into addiction.