The Riyadh Initiative against Substance Abuse–RISA program under the patronage of Subair kunju foundation conducted its second trainer training (TOT) program at Al Yasmin international School, Riyadh on 04.11.2017. The program was attended by 88 teachers. The school principal K Rahmathulla inaugurated the function and the program consultant Dr. A V Bharathan made an introductory speech on TOT program. There were 5 topic presentations by the subject experts of RISA team. A session on Hazards of smoking by Dr. Thampi, the social impact of drug abuse by Mrs. Padmini U Nair, problems of alcoholism by Dr. Raju Varghese, psychiatric aspects of drug abuse by Dr. Nazeem Akthar Quraishi and a presentation on how to detect substance abuse in students in an earlier stage by the RISA convener Dr. Abdul Azeez were the main attractions. The session was followed by an interactive session moderated by Mrs. Meera Rahman, the vice principal of International Indian school, Riyadh. The TOT experts of RISA answered to the questions of trainees. The program was coordinated by the school manager Mr. Shanoj, admin staff Mrs. Rahna Latheef, Meena teacher and a team of RISA members including Nizar Kallara, Georgekutty Makkulath, Mohammed Sanoob, Sony Kuttanad and Mohammed Shaji. The school headmistress Mrs. Asha Cheriyan welcomed the gathering and staff coordinator Mohammed Israr delivered the vote of thanks.

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