The Devi De-addiction and Rehab Centre, operating under the SVMM trust, organized a round-table discussion in Palakkad. The event brought together prominent social workers, school counselors, representatives from social organizations, NGOs, and local bodies to commemorate the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The participants engaged in a productive dialogue, focusing on the issues of drug abuse and alcohol consumption among school students, youth, and various other groups. During the discussion, participants proposed practical solutions aimed at effectively addressing these issues. A comprehensive action framework for will be developed and subsequently deliberated upon during a one-day workshop planned to be held in August. The meeting concluded with SVMM taking the responsibility of spearheading a collaborative effort to combat this problem. SVMM will coordinate a large-scale action program in partnership with like-minded NGOs, social organizations, the Kudumbashree Mission, government bodies, and local self-government bodies.