Symposium at NIP

Drug Addiction: From Prevention to Intervention

28th June, 2022

On June 28, 2022; National Institute of Psychology organized its first ever symposium on the topic of “One-Day Symposium on Drug Addiction: From Prevention to Intervention” in collaboration with Hosla Addiction and Psychiatric Treatment Centre and International Society of Substance Use Professionals. They graced the inauguration of the ceremony with their presence which was followed by the welcome address of the Director of National Institute of Psychology (NIP), Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif. Organizers of the symposium, Dr. Naeem Aslam and Dr. Jamil Malik, presented keynote addresses in which overview of prevention and intervention of drug abuse and drug abuse in youth were discussed. Symposium was conducted in hybrid mode in order to accommodate a wide range of research work from all over Pakistan. Experimental studies articulated the effectiveness of mindfulness based relapse prevention and compassion focused therapy in treatment of drug abuse. Remaining papers focused on the psychological process of individuals with drug abuse and their caregivers. Symposium also included a poster presentation competition. Junaid Ghazali, MPhil scholar of National Institute of Psychology, won the poster competition. The title of the poster was “Stress and Problematic Online Gaming Mediating Between FOMO and Parent-Child Conflict Among Students: Moderating Role of Communication Pattern”. The ceremony ended with a thank you note by Director and distribution of shields and certificates to participants and guests.