Drug Abuse And Prevention
Drug abuse has become one of the major problems throughout the world. Drug refers to the habit-forming substance that has taken excitement or pleasure. It induces sleep as well as produces insensibility. Teenagers and youth are more addicted to it and becoming more victims of it. It must be mentioned that the student life is the most memorable time in one's life. However, this stage can be ruined completely due to this kind of addiction. Therefore, this is the high time to make people more aware of the negative effect of drugs. This essay has discussed the way in which drug abuse can be prevented.
Prevention of Drug Abuse
Prevention of Drug Abuse
Figure 1: Percent Distribution of all the Hospitalisation and Drug Abuse Hospitalisation
(Source: Drugabuse.Gov, 2018,)
This picture has shown a crucial situation of the society. It has created discrimination between hospitalization and drug abuse hospitalization. The result must be noticed. It can be seen that the percentage of hospitalization due to drug abuse is very high. Therefore, this may cost a big loss for the society in future. Almost 200 people nowadays are being estimated to have illegal drugs. (Eiseman, 2017) It is tough to control the situation as billions of dollars as well as thousands of men have been involved in this issues like drug trafficking.
Figure 2: Drugs and Other Addictions among the Teenagers and Youth
(Source: Hcup-Us.Ahrq.Gov, 2018)
This picture has shown that people from the aged of 12 years are getting addicted to drugs or alcohol or others. It means the teenage and youth both of them are in the same trap. Thus, the United General Assembly has planned to dedicate 26th June every year as a day against drug abuse (Granato, Hollie, et al. 2018).
Drugs can be smuggled from various countries. Usually, opium and other harmful chemicals and substances are being used to prepare drugs. It has multiple names in the market. When a person may take the drug for the first time, pleasure would be stimulated by him/ her. It would be realized by the brain (Natarajan, Mangai, ed, 2017). People usually take illegal drugs to get pleasure and to forget the pains, insult, and sorrow. It can be said that it helps the victims to forget the reality. However, it must understand that this is not the solution. They have to fight and win. However, it cannot be a way for coming out.
It has multiple forms by which drugs can be taken. Some of them use injection; some chewed as well as swallowed and some of them smoke. Illegal drugs can be bought from lonely places, deserted houses, street corners parks and hotels. Now, this should be discussed the main problems of drug abuse. It has been heard that some of the victims even steel their parents' money or ornaments for buying a small dose of drugs. Other than that, due to the addiction these people become morally and physically ruined. Abusing drugs should affect the brain and the kidneys too. Even, the harmful drugs can attack the nervous system as well (Yamatani et al. 2017). It results from appetite loss and permanent drowsiness. Most importantly, it saps the strength and the energy of the victims.
Some remedies and preventions are there to deal with the issue of drug abuse. First of all, the government in a worldwide basis need to take more initiatives to raise the awareness among the people. They should propagate more, so the youth and the teenagers also become aware of it. Not only the government, but it is also the responsibility of non-governmental or voluntary organisations too. They must come forward and take the initiative to prevent this generation for having illegal drugs. Even, this is more necessary to instruct the victims properly so they can come out form the situation. Even, the rest of the society should be more conscious about to react to the people. It hasbeen noticed that many victims are there those may want to come out from the situation, they cannot do so as the society does not accept them later. Hence, this attitude is not expected. These organisations should try to bring the people back to the mainstream of the society without feeling sorrow or shame (Parmar, Pragnesh, et al. 2018).
Other than that, the medical practitioners have a tremendous contribution to it. They should guide the victims for preventing and avoiding the evil. They should learn again that how they can live a normal and healthy life. The parents should be more careful and should spend more times with the children. It should be remembered that the teenagers expect love and respect both from their parents. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the parents to make a strong bonding with them. Some of the scholars have suggested that the addicts should read the religious or moral books as they would be helpful for them. Other than that, the police should take the brave step against the people those are involved in drug trafficking.
Figure 3: Death due to Drug Overdose
(Source: Pinterest, 2018)
The above picture has proved that drug abuse becomes one of the major issues in this society. This chart has shown the ratio of the people those have been died due to the drug overdose. It must be mentioned that the number is very high. Most importantly, the number is being hiked continuously. This is obviously a worrying factor.On the other hand, this is true that government in various countries have already implemented several steps against drug abuse. Even, some of them have started providing some help lines. Thus the drug victims may contact and get help (Burt et al. 2017).
The student community should also be engaged to encourage their classmates not to be involved in drug addiction. Even, the students' associations can arrange awareness campaigns too. It would ultimately help them to make a better society.
This is the high time to decide and take an oath that drugs would not be used illegally. The society should stand together and should take a fight against it. It is not a problem of the family members of a victim. The entire society is related to it. It is understandable that destruction of youth and teenagers mean the future of the world is in danger. Finally, it can be said that this is not only about the government initiative or efforts from the NGOs. Most of the people nowadays are well aware of the drug abuse and its effects. The people should be more cautious, and therefore the solution should be resolved. The parents should provide more times to their sons and daughters. Money is not the solution to everything. It needs something more to have a good bonding with the kids. Even, this relationship is the only thing that can make a good person.