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Bihar: Substance Use disorders for Counsellors

Bihar: Substance Use disorders for Counsellors


Centre for Addiction Medicine through Virtual Knowledge Network ECHO HUB and Spokes model conducted a course on addiction and mental health for lay counselors. The duration of the course was 8 months, from September 2017 to April 2018. Every fortnightly (Thursdays), the remote health providers joined through multi-point video conferencing zoom app between 11AM to 12:30 PM and discussed their cases with the NIMHANS experts. The objective was on skill-based learning so that the remote patients get specialized care without travelling far place. Seventeen of spokes have become ‘Experts” in this area.