Against Addiction

When the Sun Rises, we know it’s a new beginning. When the sun sets, we look forward to it rising again to mark a fresh start. Life is not an easy journey. In life we fail, we fall and at times we feel lonely with no one to hold. But the truth is that no one has the power like YOU to raise you when you fall. You need to rise for yourself and challenge all odds if you want to make your life, the Best. To fuel you up and to guide you to live a better life, “RISE”, the second sub-project of the initiative “You matter” by the Rotaract Club of SLIIT was held focusing on fighting against Addiction.

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“You Matter” intends to create a positive impact on mental health awareness and wellbeing. Project “Glow” as the first sub-project, talked about general mental challenges we face in this rapidly changing world. “RISE”, being the second sub-project, mainly focused on Addiction to drugs, which has become a huge threat to the young generation worldwide. A Q&A session was done with a professional mental health advisor through an online platform considering the prevailing situation in the country.

As the resource person for the session, Dr.Nilakshi Wanaguru, Founder & Chief Consultant of Center for Blissful Minds, California, U.S.A., and the Principal Consultant at School of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities & Sciences, SLIIT joined hands with us. Dr.Wanaguru received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Fresno where she obtained additional education and training in the field of Health Psychology. She is also specialized in treating Addiction, chronic suicidality, and egregious behaviors that come along in Borderline Personality Disorder.

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As a step ahead from the session, A series of posters were shared on Instagram to educate the public regarding Addiction, Causes for it, and more. The online session, which was live broadcasted on Facebook had considerable participation and at the end of the session, many questions were raised by the audience making it clear that the purpose was served as we intended. Dr.Wanaguru shared her knowledge and professional experiences with the audience throughout the interactive session. At the end of nearly two hours of the session, awareness was raised about what is Addiction, how to differentiate addiction, how to stop Addiction and how to recover and live happily ever after.

Achieving our goal of boosting awareness about Addiction among the Public, sub-project “RISE” closed another successful page of our project You Matter. And we were determined more help you glow, rise, and shine cause we value YOU, and YOU matter!

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ඉර උදාවන විට, එය නව ආරම්භයක් සනිටුහන් කරන බව අපි දනිමු. හිරු බැස යන විට, නැවුම් ආරම්භයක් සනිටුහන් කිරීම සඳහා එය නැවත උදාවනතුරු අපි බලා සිටිමු. ජීවිතය පහසු ගමනක් නොවේ. ජීවිතයේ සමහර අවස්ථාවලදී අප අසමත් වන අතර අතර ඇතැම් විට කිසිවෙකු අප හා නොමැති බව දැනේ . නමුත් සත්‍යය නම්, ඔබ වැටෙන විට ඔබව නැඟිටුවීමට බලයක් ඔබ හැර වෙන කිසිවෙකුට නොමැති බවයි. ඔබේ ජීවිතය හොඳ කර ගැනීමට ඔබට අවශ්‍ය නම්, ඔබ ඔබ වෙනුවෙන්ම නැගී සියලු අභියෝගයන්ට අභියෝග කළ යුතුය. SLIIT රොටරැක්ට් සමාජය විසින් “You Matter” වැඩසටහනේ දෙවන උප ව්‍යාපෘතිය වන “RISE” , වඩා හොඳ ජීවිතයක් ගත කිරීමට ඔබට මග පෙන්වීම සඳහා ඇබ්බැහිවීමට එරෙහිව සටන් කිරීම කෙරෙහි අවධානය යොමු කරන ලදී.

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“You Matter”,  මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය පිළිබඳ දැනුවත්භාවය සහ යහපැවැත්ම කෙරෙහි ධනාත්මක බලපෑමක් ඇති කිරීමට අදහස් කරයි. පළමු උප ව්‍යාපෘතිය ලෙස “Glow” ව්‍යාපෘතිය, වේගයෙන් වෙනස් වන මේ ලෝකයේ අප මුහුණ දෙන සාමාන්‍ය මානසික අභියෝග ගැන කතා කළේය. “RISE” දෙවන උප ව්‍යාපෘතිය වන අතර ප්‍රධාන වශයෙන් අවධානය යොමු කරන ලද්දේ ලොව පුරා තරුණ පරම්පරාවට විශාල තර්ජනයක් වී ඇති මත්ද්‍රව්‍යවලට ඇබ්බැහි වීම කෙරෙහිය. සැසිවාරයේ සම්පත්දායකයා ලෙස, ආචාර්ය නිලක්ෂි වානගුරු එක්වුනු අතර, ඇය සිය දැනුම හා වෘත්තීය අත්දැකීම් අන්තර් ක්‍රියාකාරී සැසිය පුරා ප්‍රේක්ෂකයන් සමඟ බෙදා ගත්තාය. සැසිවාරයේ පැය දෙකකට ආසන්න කාලයක් අවසානයේදී, ඇබ්බැහි වීම යනු කුමක්ද, ඇබ්බැහි වීම වෙන්කර හඳුනා ගන්නේ කෙසේද, ඇබ්බැහි වීම නැවැත්විය යුතු ආකාරය සහ සතුටින් සුවය ලබා ගත හැකි ආකාරය පිළිබඳව දැනුවත් කිරීම සිදු කරන ලදී.

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සැසිවාරයට පෙර, ඇබ්බැහි වීම, එයට හේතු සහ තවත් බොහෝ දේ පිළිබඳව ජනතාව දැනුවත් කිරීම සඳහා පෝස්ටර් මාලාවක් Instagram හි බෙදා ගන්නා ලදී. Facebook හි සජීවීව විකාශය වූ ඔන්ලයින් සැසිවාරයට සැලකිය යුතු සහභාගීත්වයක් තිබූ අතර සැසිය අවසානයේ ප්‍රේක්ෂකයින් විසින් මතු කරන ලද ප්‍රශ්න තුලින් අප අදහස් කළ පරිදි අරමුණ ඉටු වූ බව පැහැදිලි විය.මහජනයා අතර ඇබ්බැහි වීම පිළිබඳ දැනුවත්භාවය ඉහළ නැංවීමේ අපගේ ඉලක්කය සපුරා ගනිමින්, “RISE” උප ව්‍යාපෘතිය, You Matter, අපගේ ව්‍යාපෘතියේ තවත් සාර්ථක පිටුවක් පෙරලා දැමීය. අපි ඔබව අගය කරන නිසාම දැන් අපි, ඔබට බබලන්න සහ නැගී සිටීමට දිරි දෙන්න තව තවත් අධිටනින් පසුවෙමු.

சூரியன் உதிக்கும் போது, ​​இது ஒரு புதிய ஆரம்பம் என்று எங்களுக்குத் தெரியும்.  சூரியன் மறையும் போது, ​​ஒரு புதிய தொடக்கத்தைக் குறித்து மீண்டும் எழுந்திருப்பதை எதிர்பார்க்கிறோம்.  வாழ்க்கை எளிதான பயணம் அல்ல.  வாழ்க்கையில் நாம் தோல்வியடைகிறோம், வீழ்ச்சியடைகிறோம், சில சமயங்களில் யாரையும் பிடிக்காமல் தனிமையாக உணர்கிறோம்.  ஆனால் உண்மை என்னவென்றால், நீங்கள் விழும்போது உங்களை எழுப்ப உங்களைப் போன்ற சக்தி உடையவர்கள் யாரும் இல்லை.  நீங்கள் உண்மையிலேயே உங்கள் வாழ்க்கையை சிறந்ததாக மாற்ற விரும்பினால், நீங்களே எழுந்து அனைத்து முரண்பாடுகளையும் சவால் செய்ய வேண்டும்.  உங்களைத் தூண்டுவதற்கும், சிறந்த வாழ்க்கை வாழ வழிகாட்டுவதற்கும், “RISE”, Rotaract club of SLIIT இன் “You Matter” முன்முயற்சியின் இரண்டாவது துணைத் திட்டம் அடிமையாதலுக்கு எதிரான போராட்டத்தில் கவனம் செலுத்தியது.

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“You Matter” மனநல விழிப்புணர்வு மற்றும் நல்வாழ்வில் சாதகமான தாக்கத்தை உருவாக்க விரும்புகிறது.  முதல் துணைத் திட்டமாக “Glow” திட்டம், வேகமாக மாறிவரும் இந்த உலகில் நாம் எதிர்கொள்ளும் பொதுவான மன சவால்களைப் பற்றி பேசினோம்.  “RISE”, இரண்டாவது துணைத் திட்டமாக, முக்கியமாக போதைக்கு அடிமையாவதை மையமாகக் கொண்டது, இது உலகளவில் இளம் தலைமுறையினருக்கு பெரும் அச்சுறுத்தலாக மாறியுள்ளது.  நாட்டில் நிலவும் சூழ்நிலையை கருத்தில் கொண்டு ஆன்லைன் தளம் மூலம் தொழில்முறை மனநல ஆலோசகருடன் கேள்வி பதில் அமர்வு செய்யப்பட்டது.

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அமர்வின் ஒரு படி மேலே, அடிமையாதல், அதற்கான காரணங்கள் மற்றும் பலவற்றைப் பற்றி மக்களுக்கு அறிவுறுத்துவதற்காக தொடர்ச்சியான சுவரொட்டிகள் இன்ஸ்டாகிராமில் பகிரப்பட்டன.  ஸ்புக்கில் நேரடியாக ஒளிபரப்பப்பட்ட ஆன்லைன் அமர்வு கணிசமான பங்கேற்பைக் கொண்டிருந்தது மற்றும் அமர்வின் முடிவில் பார்வையாளர்களால் நாங்கள் நினைத்தபடி பல கேள்விகளும் எழுப்பப்பட்டன. Dr. Wanaguru தனது அறிவையும் தொழில் அனுபவங்களையும் அமர்வு முழுவதும் பார்வையாளர்களுடன் பகிர்ந்து கொண்டார்.  அமர்வின் ஏறக்குறைய இரண்டு மணிநேரத்தின் முடிவில், அடிமை என்றால் என்ன, அடிமை பழக்கத்தை எவ்வாறு வேறுபடுத்துவது, போதை பழக்கத்தை எவ்வாறு நிறுத்துவது மற்றும் எப்படி மீண்டும் மகிழ்ச்சியுடன் வாழ்வது என்பது பற்றிய விழிப்புணர்வு எழுப்பப்பட்டது.

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பொதுமக்கள் மத்தியில் அடிமையாதல் குறித்த விழிப்புணர்வை அதிகரிக்கும் எங்கள் இலக்கை அடைதல், துணைத் திட்டம் “RISE” எங்கள் திட்டத்தின் மற்றொரு வெற்றிகரமான பக்கம் நிறைவேறியது.  நாங்கள் உங்களை மதிக்கிறோம், உயர்கிறோம், பிரகாசிக்க உதவுகிறோம் என்பதில் நாங்கள் உறுதியாக இருக்கின்றோம்.

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Penned by : Rtr.Sakuni Galappaththi ( Co Editor 2020/21)

Edited, translated and published by : RACSLIIT Editorial team 2020/21

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