Subject: Social Studies
A drug is a substance that some people smoke or inject into their blood because of their stimulating or pleasurable effects. Doctors use drugs to care particular diseases. Then the drugs are not harmful, but when they are used for intoxication they are very dangerous. Some people form a habit of taking drugs. This habit is called drug addiction. Those who take drugs habitually are called drug addicts. Taking drugs as intoxicants is called drug abuse. Opium, cocaine, brown sugar, heroin, etc. are drugs.
Drug abuse is a serious problem. It is both an individual and a social problem. It is usually found in teenagers. Many schools students are habituated to a drug. Some sportsmen also take drugs. Drug trafficking has become a prosperous international trade. The drug is mostly taken for pleasure. Sportsmen use drugs to improve their performances. But when the street is out, they are prohibited from participating in the sports or their medals are withdrawn. Some teenagers take drugs because they see adults taking them. They think that the drugs are a good thing. Some teenagers take drugs due to peer pressure and curiosity. Some people become hopeless about their failure and start taking drugs. Some people are confronted with life due to failure and so they begin using drugs. Sandhus also spread this habit they smoke ganja, which people imitate. But traffickers are the greatest culprit. In order to make money, they trap the young people.
Drug abuse is a very bad habit. Its effects are very harmful. A drug addict becomes mentally dull. He becomes weaker and weaker. The drug causes irritation, fatigue, and infertility. Fatal diseases like AIDS and Hepatitis B are caused by it. Cancer is also one of the effects caused by drugs. Drug abuse creates social problems. When a drug addict has not many money to buy drugs, he borrows it from others, which his parents have to repay. Some drug addict steals money or things like a watch, camera, mobile phone, gold chain and gold ring and so on in their own home. They steal things from other people's house as well. Sometimes they rob people of their money and sometimes kill strangers for money. They may become murderers. When they are discovered they are arrested and put in prison. In this, they bring disgrace to their families. Some of the effects of drugs are given below:
2. Brain damage
3. Addiction, fights, accidents
4. Cancer of throat and stomach
5. Hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver
6. Vitamin deficiency
7. Damage to nerves
8. Stomach ulcers
Drug abuse needs prompt and solution. For a long term solutions, several measures should be adopted. Some suggestions are given below:
1. Public awareness programs should be conducted from time to time so that they will be convinced of the bad effects of a drug.
2. Drug addicts should be hospitalized for treatment.
3. Rehabilitation center should be established for regular counseling to the victims.
4. Drug sellers should be severally punished.
5. There should be adequate opportunities for young people to engage in creative and recreational activities.
6. Strict laws should be made and they should be implemented strictly.
7. There should be clubs and organizations to play active roles to abolish this problem.
In order to prevent drug abuse, the resident has to declare their area a drug free zone and help police punish the drug smuggler, and rehabilitate the drug addict.
To enable governmental agencies in preventing drugs trafficking, there should be community people mobilized along with the governmental agencies so that traffickers can be identified easily.
If one of my friends is addicted in drug abuse, it is my duty to keep him aloof of addiction friends and make him involved in recreational and drug creative works.
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