Recently, drugs related issue has come under the spotlight after an incident involving PCC (Paracetamol, Caffein, and Corisoprodol) has caused a death. PCC is a drug that can cause hallucination effect in people, even death. The National Police have eventually undercovered the PCC producer networks in Indonesia.
To respond to this issue, higher education institutions have the role to combat psychotropics, narcotics, and additives drugs, especially around campus. Drug free commitment ought to be the common spirit to make the country free from drug.
UGM Secretary of Student Affairs Directorate, Agus Hartono, SE., M.Ec.Dev, said this issue was not mainly about the students, but all members of academic community. This explains that synergy is indeed necessary in addressing the problem. The measures taken include a workshop for students that collaborates with RAJA BANDAR UGM movement and the Student Affairs Directorate.
"This is an attempt to support the drug free campus campaign. Participants are expected to know the current reality and practical steps to tackling it to achieve the drug free campus,” he said in the Pondok Tingal hotel in Borobudur, Central Java, on Saturday (4/11).
Agus explained the workshop would run from 3-4 Nopember 2017 with 170 people participating in it. There were panel discussion, training, and outbond that presented speakers Head of Yogyakarta Narcotics Agency, Brigjen Pol Drs. Triwarno Atmojo, other speakers include Dra. RR. Upiek Ngesti WA, DAPE., M. Biomed, Dra. Dani Krisnawati, S.H., M.Hum and Syarif Hidayutullah, M.Ag., MA.
Topic on the danger of drug abuse was explained to the students. Hence, they were expected to know it well and were ready to collaborate with the academic community to jointly achieve the drug free campus.
"Students are expected to be active and critical on drug abuse issues, which later to synergise with the stakeholders at UGM to achieve the drug free campus,” said Agus Hartono.