The problem of alcohol and drug abuse is of high importance nowadays. It is especially acute among young people and this fact horrifies most of all. Today the statistics shows numbers of young people drinking and taking drugs. What is more terrible is that more and more young people start drinking and taking drugs. It is high time to stop this epidemic if our society does not want to loose its future.

Alcohol abuse is itself very harmful for a human organism especially for a young one as it destroys brain cells and other organs. However, the harmful effect on different apparatuses is not the only harm brought by alcohol abuse. The consequences of alcoholic intoxication, as well as of drug usage is more ruinous to abuser and his enviorement. Under the influence of drugs young people experience new feelings and are ready to go into the deep end. They harm themselves as well as others, they are not in there senses.

What are the reasons of such alcohol dependence? The major reason of  abuse is the psychological instability of teenagers. Young people begin to drink at about thirteen years old when their psychology is unstable and their main aim is to assert themselves. Drugs and alcohol help them to feel free and independent and to do the things that are forbidden for them. Usually being controlled by their parents, they long to break al the rules and bans.

Alcohol and drugs give the possibility to feel independent. Therefore, the youth does not realize the harm, caused by the abuse. Girls start drinking even earlier than boys and it is a well-known fact that women’s alcoholism is difficult to cure and it has grave consequences.

Having analyzed the problem, we can come up to the ways out of it. The most effective way of prevention alcohol and drug abuse is attention to children in families. They should feel care and their importance, then they would not need to assert themselves and to prove anything to others. Certainly, it is necessary to control them and to know their company, but this must be done very carefully without oppression. Parents should take an active part in their children’s life and having noticed any signs of the abuse, they must take the necessary steps. They can either talk to children or take them to a psychologist in order to explain them the danger.another effective way to handle psychological instability is YOGA.

To make a conclusion, nowadays alcohol and drug abuse is a very significant problem, which becomes more and more acute. Young people start drinking and taking drugs gradually earlier, which leads them to crimes, car accidents and rapes. But first of all these are parents who are responsible for their children. More attention to them and their companies can solve the problem somehow.

Swapnil Kadam SCIT MBA ITBM (2013-15)

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