Use of drug not only impairs the physical and mental health of the individual, but also kills him. It ruins his family and social ties. There still remains a considerable degree of ignorance among the public about the ill-effects of drug abuse on the individual, the family and the community. Different programmes have been conducted by Dr.Lal Singh's Foundation to create awareness about the roles of parents, teachers in the prevention and control of drinking and drug abuse. A number of short skits have been produced and distributed to disseminate knowledge among the masses. The experience gained by voluntary organizations in the care, treatment and rehabilitation of addicts, along with selected case studies, is being widely shared with enlightened groups to invigorate their role in educating the public and preventing drug abuse.