October 13, 2020

Drug Addiction, a growing meance

Drug addiction is just like other diseases, such as heart disease as they disrupt the normal, healthy functioning of an organ in the body. People with addiction have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s) such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. It also creates a domino effect on the lives of those around them, thus gradually involves society, thus becomes menace or social evil. The menace of drug addiction is spreading far & wide in Kashmir valley particularly among the youth including girls which is matter of great concern. Earlier the urban poor used to shown no interest in crop production like the poor in remote rural areas. However, these were exposed to more varieties of abuse and were more vulnerable in taking up jobs in the illicit distribution system. More negative role models and opportunities to make illicit money was found among urban than rural poor but the situation has completely changed now. The growing & spreading rate of this evil has knocked the doors of people of rular areas. According to one of the official reports of Narcotics Control Bureau of Union Ministry of Home Affairs’s J&K is one of the leading erstwhile States in India where maximum drug illicit crops are cultivated. Drug addiction is a social evil & it is the tragedy of our days that a large number of youth, the future of society falls victims to the menace of drug addiction. The menace gradually takes over them & they can never give up their usual habit of consuming drugs. The menace has caused a widespread concern in all the civilised countries of the world because the evil leads to severe consequences including their involvement in anti-social reckless activities besides all other disorders leading to death. Drug problems have a costly impact also on the workplace as well as the community.
The situation due to spread of drug menace has come to a critical position on this piece of land & the preventive measures should not be delayed anymore. We have to stop this menace; otherwise a lot of people will die because of it.
Employers and workers alike are concerned about the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse. According to experts, “alcohol and drug involvement in accidents, and the impact on such employment indicators as absenteeism, turnover, medical claims, safety risk and lost productivity, confirm that there are direct costs involved with drug or alcohol use in the workplace. Pertinently the situation due to spread of drug menace has come to a critical position on this piece of land & the preventive measures should not be delayed anymore. We have to stop this menace; otherwise a lot of people will die because of it. Parents can play a primary role as they can exercise the power and authority to influence lives of their teenagers. What can parents do to prevent drug abuse?
Take Action: Study has found that teens who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are 50% less likely to use drugs. Moreover a general awareness should be awakening in the Government, the Guardians & the youths to fight off the evil together. We can’t afford to loose anymore time. “Say no to drugs!!! Right now. ”
(Author is a freelancer. Views are his own) [email protected]

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