Today, there is no part of the world that is free from the curse of drug addiction and drug trafficking. India too is caught in this vicious circle of drug abuse, and the numbers of drug addicts are increasing day by day. Millions of drug addicts, all over the world, are leading miserable lives, between life and death. Drug abuse is a complex phenomenon, which has various social, cultural, biological, geographical, historical and economic aspects. The disintegration of the old joint family system, absence of parental love and care in modern families where both parents are working, decline of old religious and moral values, etc lead to a rise in the number of drug addicts who take drugs to escape hard realities of life.

Drug abuse and addiction is less about the amount of substance consumed or the frequency, and more to do with the consequences of drug use. No matter how often or how little they’re consuming, if drug use is causing problems in their life — at work, school, home, or in your relationships — you likely have a drug abuse or addiction problem.

Mental Instability: Drugs can sometimes trigger a psychological imbalance. This can be seen when the child or adolescent begins to perform actions driven by paranoia and Focus.

Emotional Instability: Mood swings, difficulties in managing anger and depression.

Poor performance at school: Complaints from school like lateness, unexplained absences, complaints reported by peers and/ or teacher.

Activities: Substance abuse often becomes the highlight of life for addicts.

Behavioral changes: Drug use often causes a person to lose sight of everything else.

Relationships: Acceptance with new friends and peers is a common reason for youngsters to start drinking or begin using drugs.

 

Ashish Rana

SCIT MBA(ITBM)2013-2015

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