Drug abuse in youth ” A huge threat to any nation”


June 26 was celebrated as International  Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. On that day i researched on the drug abuse problem and  I was shocked to see some facts on the subject “Drug Abuse”. Last week we also see a controversial release ‘Udta Punjab’ which was also on the problem of drugs problem in Punjab. Punjab is a state in India having highest number of drug addicts. There is no part in World that is free from Drug trafficking and Drugs addiction. And in a last few decades India is showing significant increase in the number of drug addicts. A fresh study shows that every day 7 peoples commits suicide due to drug addiction in India and there are around 5 million people who are inhaling heroin. That figure is really concern to any Nation. For any country youth are assets for their country and they can’t see youth falling to drug abuse.

So, what do you think the cause of this problem?? Any Idea??  In a survey made by me I found some interesting result.   30 % people think that parents are very much cautious about their child and their needs. They provide full facility to their child even those which are not essential to them. 20% people think that young generation wants success in a short period of time without any hard work. And if not then they gets frustrated and start taking drugs. And 50% people or youth told that they were taking drugs as a modern trend. Because if they do not take it then their colleagues or friends will make mock of them. And to look or act as cool boy, they starts to take it.

My personal experience also agree with last result as I have seen 90 % of youth falling in addiction of drugs due to their friend circle or for showing off that they are cool guy. My question here is that a person who does not takes drugs is not a cool guy ? Is he only for the mockery of the others. I am not able to give the answer of this question because I am also the person who does not take drugs. But I will say that I am happier and healthier  then those who takes drugs. There are 90 % of families who got troubles due to their youth.I have seen a lot of them and  My family is also not the exception.

Drugs problem is spreading everywhere day by day in a very fast speed. If we take a moment to think about the future of our country then we will realize that whats going on. It must be stopped. And I think this is the most crucial problem for any country. For this youth should come forward and only they can stop this problem. No one else can stop this without the effort of the youth.

At last I would like to share thought of Swami Vivekanand jee “I have faith in my country, and especially in the youth of my country. My hope is in you. With an immense amount of feeling and enthusiasm in the blood, will come heroes who will march from one corner of the earth to the other, preaching and teaching the eternal spiritual truths of our forefathers. 



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