Drug Abuse- How It Is Ruining Your Life?

The young citizens of this nation constitute the most vital human resource has made a mark in all the walks of life education, sports, literature, software, Internet technology, social causes etc. The young mind is fresh and energetic and hence, can contribute towards one’s personal as well as nation’s growth in the most effective manner. However, drugs have take a toll of our youth in an adverse manner. Moreover, the recent controversial release of the movie, Udta Punjab has explained a lot that how drugs are spoiling the life of young generation.

What is Drug Addiction?
As per National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the drug addict and those around them. Or in a simpler words, drug addiction or drug abuse is a habitual taking of illegal drugs.

A wide variety of substances can be abused. These take the form of illegal drugs (hallucinogens such as phencyclidine known as PCP, LSD and illicit narcotics like heroin), plant products (such as marijuana or hallucinogenic mushrooms), chemicals (the inhalation of gasoline, for example), or prescription drugs (like Vicodin, Percocet, or Oxycontin).

How do you get to know that someone is abusing drugs?
You can see various physical, behavioral as well as psychological signs and symptoms of abusing drugs such as-
1.Sudden mood swings
2.Affected Normal behavior
3.Withdrawal of family and friends
4.Less social activities
5.Lethargy and depression leading to financial problems
6.Bloodshot or Gazed eyes
7.Abrupt weight changes
8.Constant sniffles and runny nose

In the nutshell, intake of drugs affect your brain. Drugs contain chemicals that tap into the brain’s communication system and disrupt the way nerve cells normally send, receive, and process information.

Drug addiction increases the risk of a number of negative life stressors and conditions, particularly if left untreated. Since there is no single test that can diagnose someone with a chemical use disorder. Treatment services for drug use disorders remain largely underutilized by most people who suffer from these conditions. Doctors say that the primary goals of recovery are abstinence, relapse prevention, and rehabilitation.

The relief is that Dug Addiction is a preventable disease. Various prevention programs which involves families, schools and media are effective in reducing drug abuse. Educating people about how effective the drugs are the only way out of it, therefore, various sessions and seminars should be conducted by doctors or health care professionals where in message is clearly transmitted to the drug addicts.

(Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra are the states with highest number of drug cases whereas, Ranchi, Aurangabad and Gujarat have the least number of cases as per the latest data of NCRB.)


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