Say no to drugs | By Jubel D’Cruz


Say no to drugs

DRUG addiction has become a world wide problem today, especially in teenagers.

Many young people become dependent on different types of substances and stimulating medicines that comes hand-in-hand with narcotic effect.

The life of a drug addict becomes spoiled in all aspects as they lose contact with their family and live in a completely different world.

They spend a lot of money on consuming drugs, and then look for ways to earn money illegally like stealing.

The most disturbing thing about drug addiction is that people in different countries of the world are becoming addicted to all kinds of drugs.

There are different types of drugs such as — meow meow, cocaine, meth, marijuana, crack, heroin and LSD. Heroin is one of the most dangerous drugs that suppress your heart’s work and is appropriate to achieve narcotic effect.

The worst form of abuse for the human body comes from drugs. They destroy a person from inside outwards.

It starts affecting the organs eventually reaching the brain and can even becomes fatal when taken in a large quantity or for a long time.

Drugs are usually taken because they seem to be a temporary solution of a problem or they provide solace by calming the senses, but that also shows how detrimental they can prove to be to one’s health. Playing with the nervous system can never turn out to be good in the longer run.

The alarming rate of drug consumption has always been a problem and has detrimental effects on the society. Personal and family problems also lead to drug abuse among youngsters who fail to deal with their personal problems.

The physiological effects of drug addiction can be difficult to endure and this is why the drug addicts must be treated for their condition. The worst thing about drugs is that they affect the youth in every country of the world.

Drug addiction can also cause the liver to work harder, causing significant liver failure or damage.

Regarding brain function, drugs can impact daily activities by causing problems with memory, decision making, mental confusion and even permanent brain damage. As it is said, prevention is always better than cure.

Hence, it is always a best option to deter people from drug abuse. Though it is practically impossible to prevent everyone from using drugs, there are things we can do to avoid drug addiction.

Here are some effective ways to prevent drug addiction: The biggest reason why people start talking drugs is because of their friends or colleagues who utilise per pressure. No one in this world likes to be left out, especially teenagers and youngsters.

If you are in such situation, you should find a better group of friends who won’t pressurise you into taking harmful things. You should plan ahead of time or prepare a good excuse to stay away from tempting situations.

Individuals suffering with any mental condition such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, etc. should seek help from a physiatrist.

There is a strong connection between mental illness and drug addiction. Those with weak emotional status may easily turn to drugs. Consuming drugs is a waste of time.

They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem. They take you to hell, disguised as heaven.

—The writer is contributing columnist, based in Mumbai, India

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