Today every country In the world suffers from the menace of drug abuse. Even the great American nation is in its grip and India is not far behind. Drugs have been used for medical purposes since time immemorial. But these days drugs and narcotics are being used freely by people all over the world. The abuse of narcotics has caused wide spread concern in all the nations of the world. The number of people using opium, cocaine, chars, sedatives and other narcotics has surpassed all dimensions.
Thus the abuse of drugs has become an international problem. In India their number has been increasing at an alarming rate. Its use has gripped many young men and women. It cripples the addicts mental and physical organs and causes pain to him and his family. Mostly It Is the younger generation that fall prey to It. The coming generation is thus crippled by the rampant abuse of drugs. The addicts become immoral and commit crimes of various forms in order to get drugs.
They lose their conscience, self-control, will power and memory. They Indulge In anta-social activities, which in turn stamp them as out castes in the society. Eventually, the abuse of drugs hastens their untimely death if not checked in time. More than 80 per cent heroine addicts In India are In the age – group of 12-25 years. The abuse of drugs has been found mostly in the urban centers of our country. There are several reasons for taking to a drug habit. In order to become modern, students with heavy purses take to drug habit.
When their money Is spent they spread Its use among others, some youth take drugs to overcome frustration in life. Some children take to drugs because their parents often quarrel at home. There are scores of other factors which lead to children with drug addictions. They try to ape the Western youth who have fallen prey to drug addiction. Now and then we read in the newspapers about the capture of various intoxicants by the police raids. This shows how much the use of drugs has spread In India.
India has become a major transit route for world wide drug trafficking. This has caused much concern to the Indian government as well as the government of other countries of the world. Our government has taken steps to check the abuse of drugs and provide medical treatment for the addicts. Many kinds of treatments have been chalked out for detoxification but they are insufficient. Some of them are ‘Aversion Treatment’, ‘Logo therapy’ Group Therapy and so Addiction would be considered as an Illness of the addict.
If taken in light the addicts Illness can be cured gradually by detoxification aftercare, but for it strong will power is needed, apart from support and understanding from his or her relatives and friends, to eradicate the addicts habit we must find the root cause of the problem. Our attitude should be kind, sympathetic and human towards addicts; Many centers have been set up for addiction of drug abusers we should strive to educate people about the abuse of drugs through various purposeful means of communication. More and more efforts are needed from all to check its spread.
Drug Education By bonging Today every country in the world suffers from the menace of drug abuse. Even the and his family. Mostly it is the younger generation that fall prey to it. The coming conscience, self-control, will power and memory. They indulge in anti-social activities, addicts in India are in the age – group of 12-25 years. The abuse of drugs has been to drug habit. When their money is spent they spread its use among others, some spread in India. India has become a major transit route for world wide drug should be considered as an illness of the addict. If taken in light the addicts illness