The world today is getting drowned in malicious nightmare, which is englutting human lives. This nightmare which chokes life is called drug addiction. Drug addiction is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behaviour and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances like marijuana, nicotine also are considered drugs. When you’re addicted, you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes.
Its really shocking that many times teens get involved in this quagmire just because they feel its “very cool”; not realising the fact that it can cost their lives. It often starts as a recreation in social situations and gradually becomes frequent. For others it begins with exposure to prescribed medication.
People get an addiction of using balm and pills of certain types regularly.
Now the big question is that why do people actually get addicted to drugs?
In today’s race everyone aspires to achieve their goals and eventually they get so much engrossed in this race that they need something to rely on to get some temporary peace of mind. And what does this for them? Drug abuse and illicit trafficking!
We need to be realistic in analysing the source on which we are relying because this peace through drugs is a slow poison which acts in taking away the future peace forever!
As time passes drug addicts need larger doses of the drug to get high. Then it becomes increasingly difficult to go without the drug. Attempts to stop drug abuse may cause intense cravings and make you feel physically ill.
Its a serious threat as it acts like a termite to the generation. Generally people don’t wish talking to their kids or publicly about drugs or its trafficking because they feel its quite underrated! If people start discussing this and try finding the ways to abolish it completely, drug addiction won’t last anymore.
The society needs to talk about it, educate the ignorant and help the people struggling with it. Listen to the children when they talk about peer pressure patiently instead of lambasting them to do well. Many times parents get to know that their child is an addict when its quite late. For this its really important to know the symptoms, precautions and ways to get cured.
The symptoms are having a constant craving, doing risky things when you are under the drug influence, lack of energy and motivation, weight loss or gain, red eyes, change in behaviour, money issues, sense of euphoria, high blood pressure, vomiting, dry mouth and lack of interest in food, clothing and in all life!
There are various peculiar symptoms which may not be traced several times. We need to work together to educate ourselves regarding the same. Drug addicts should not be looked at as a disgrace because they need allot of care, concern and affection to come out of this web.
If drug use is dictating you, get help! The sooner you seek help the greater are your chances for a long term recovery. Talk with your primary doctor or see a mental health professional, such as a doctor who specialises in addiction psychiatry or a licensed alcohol and drug counsellor. There are various rehabilitation centres set up to help such people. If you are a drug addict, you need not feel guilty or pity about yourself at all! Believe me.
Just the fact that you’ve realised that you’re doing something wrong and you actually wish to give up on that is commendable. This shows that you worry about your well-being and also of your family’s. Just some control and you’ll be all fine and happy like others.
Now even if people stop using drugs, still if its trade continues in the market, they’ll incline towards it sooner or later. Drug trafficking is an illegal trade that involves trading, cultivation, dissemination and sale of drugs which is prohibited according to basic laws. For this its crucial to abandon drug traffickers and its trafficking.
This can be done by legalizing several drugs ‘watchfully’.
Adding more law enforcement officers.
Educating the society against this trafficking. Various campaigns like ‘ Just Say No’ and D.A.R.E are working successfully for the same.
Offering counselling, therapy services.
26th June is acknowledged as “THE INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING DAY”.
The 2018 theme is- “LISTEN FIRST- LISTENING TO CHILDREN ANS YOUTH IS THE FIRST STEP TO HELP THEM GROW HEALTHY AND SAFE”. This day is a key plank in the United Nations’ war against drugs. The main agenda is towards the betterment of people suffering from drug abuse and sue the traffickers.
So come on lets smash off drugs from our society. Let’s not rely on this temporary, venomous and disguised happiness named drugs and move towards the true happiness and humanity. The world ardently needs this.