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    Drugs are never right! By Breanna B, Boise, ID In society we face a number of problems. We face many different problems fromocean to ocean, but the problem that causes the most problems these days are drugs. With drugs come many different problems.Drugs cause bad decision making, committing crime, and gets people very addicted to bad habits. Drugs in the present day arecausing people to make bad choices and bad decisions. Drugs arent necessarily making people do things that arent right,but make it so that people dont think straight. When people dont think straight they tend to make wrong choices. Whenpeople make wrong choices it usually puts people around them in danger, which isnt good to have citizens endanger ever.People go simply crazy is awful and sometimes drugs are the reason for going crazy. If you have ever seen the show Cops or anythinglike that most of the shows are filled with people going crazy and committing crimes. Continue Reading Post a Comment Be the firstto comment on this! Essay On The Drug Abuse/Addiction And The Society By Omeshwar Sharma | category Essay The excessiveand unregulated use of drugs which is popularly called drug abuse or drug addiction has emerged as a major social problem recentlyand has crossed the border of caste, class, creed, sex and nation. Image Source: paradigmmalibu.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/drugs.jpg It is like curse for developing country like India as it has already existing problems like poverty,unemployment and overpopulation. Drug abuse affects individuals, their families and the society as a whole. Drug abuse often leadsto crime as a result of reduced impulse control, paranoia and negligence. Thus, effects the law and order, economic production andhuman welfare. Drug abuse implies physical dependence upon a drug including the development of tolerance and withdrawal. Anaddict who develops tolerance requires more and more of the drug to transport him to the world of fantasies. If the addict is notallowed to take the drug he suffers from painful and uncontrollable convulsions, vomiting, depression and various other maladies. Ifone looks at the causes of the spread of this evil, the changes in the traditional pattern of society emerge as the major one. Rapidindustrialization and urbanization have ushered in a new way of life with new values like individualism and permissiveness. This hasresulted in loosening of informal means of social control, for example, influences of conventional sophistication but have low frustrationtolerance. the stresses and strains of modern life with resulting frustration and depression give rise of escapist tendencies. Way to

  • materialism and consumerism and the resulting alienation also ha a bearing on the present day trend. Anonymity of our big cities isproviding a favorable environment of drug addicts. Family has also shown changes in its structure and function recently. As a resultparental control is less today because of the working situation of both parents. Break up of joint family also means less control over theyoung people. Stressful home environment and broken home are often the contributory factors. If a childs basic needs like security,response, recognition and development are not adequately met at home, he develops feelings of inadequacy, frustration andemotional insecurity. He seeks to derive satisfaction fro nay other sources and comes in contact with unscrupulous persons.Delinquent gangs or pear group fulfill various needs of a dissatisfied adolescent and provide rationalization to engage in drug-use.Failure or maladjustment at school and unable to satisfy-expectations of their parents leads many a young man to drug addiction.Thus, drug abuse is a multifaceted problem which has to be tackled in the social context. A comprehensive approach towardsawareness building, preventive education, counseling and guidance, do-addiction, follow-up and rehabilitation of addicts in needed.And in this task the governmental efforts have to be vigorously supported by the collective initiatives of people themselves. Parents,teachers, social workers, opinion leaders, youth and voluntary organization have to play an important role to motivate the youth to keepaway from drugs. Besides the family, peer groups and teachers, counselors and guides have an important role to play in the strategyfor prevention of drug abuse. Schools, colleges and other educational institutions should-provide facility for personal, vocational andeducational guidance and also encourage them to make use of such facilities. Adolescents specially need training to develop self-control, tolerance, strengthening their identify and development of self-concept to face the world boldly. A drug addict being a helplessindividual may not come forward for treatment or counseling. So he must be carefully supervised by someone close to him. Providinghope and trust a drug addict should be rehabilitated. Counseling helps an addict to change his behavior and adapt a new attitude andvalues. Counseling is deliberate effort to help a person to sort out his problems in a rational way, to clarify the conflicts and issues inthis life and to discuss the feasibilities of various courses of action. this is done to enable the persons to assume the responsibility ofmaking choices. Legal measures are necessary to dal with the rising trend of drug addiction. narcotic and Psychotropic SubstancesAct 1985 and Prevention of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1988 have been brought into force allover the country to deal with the problem more effectively. The former Act provides for punishment of rigorous imprisonment for 10years, which may extend to 30 years and also a minimum fine of Rs. 1 lakh. With the death penalty introduced and the forfeiture ofassets, it ranks now as one of the very powerful laws and one of the highest deterrents. Even consumption of narcotic drugs is anoffence under the Act with punishment ranging from 6 months to 1 year. However, an addict can be given a one time change by thecourt to seek treatment. It is essential to create awareness among people about the horrible consequences of drug addiction. Radio,TV, Newspapers, Cinema, theatre, Drama, Street plays, voluntary organizations efforts etc. are the important means to create anawareness and consciousness of the prevention of drug abuse Socio-cultural programmes including essay, debate, postercompetitions, film shows, exhibitions etc. need to be promoted in education institutions. Any society can survive only on certainprinciples of morality and orderly behavior. This had been stressed by several thinkers. It is not too late to release the seriousness ofthe problem of drug addiction. This could be the most suitable occasion to quote Aldous Huxley pen is mightier than sword. Butmightier than the pen or the sword is the pill. Huxleys point emphasizes the possibility of pill, al consuming. before such a catastropheovertakes our youth, we must act. Essay On Drug Abuse INTRODUCTION TYPES OF DRUGS COMMONLY ABUSED PHYSICALAND PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF DRUG ADDICTION SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS TREATMENT CONCLUSION Drug abuse,also called substance abuse or chemical abuse is a disorder that is characterized by a destructive pattern of using substance thatleads to significant problems or distress. Teens are increasingly engaging in prescription drug abuse. It leads to significant problemsthat use of substance can cause for the sufferer, either socially or in terms of their work or school performance. If the drug is suddenlystopped, the addict suffer from painful and uncontrollable convulsions, paroxysm, vomiting, depression and various other maladies.The only power to overcome their dependence from drugs and let their life change, continue, develop or whatever you say. Anysubstance whose ingestion can result in high feeling can be abused. The following are many drugs and types of drugs that arecommonly abused or result in dependence: Alcohol though legal yet is dangerous if taken during pregnancy. Amphetamines comes inmany forms, overdose of any of these substances can result in seizure and death. Anabolic steroids . abused by bodybuilders andother athletes. This group of drugs can lead to terrible psychological effects like aggression and devastating long term physicaleffects like infertility and organ failure. Caffeine is consumed by many coffee, tea and soda drinkers, when consumed in excess thissubstance can produce palpitations ( rapid and irregular heartbeat), insomnia(sleeplessness), tremors(involuntary vibration of body),anxiety(nervousness, attacks of panic). Cocaine tends to stimulate the nervous system. It is smoked and as well as injected. Nicotine is the addictive substance found in cigarettes. Its actually one of the most habit-forming substances that exists. Its just asaddictive as heroin. Phencyclidine is a drug which can cause that user to feel extremely powerful, become quite aggressive and haveunusual amount of physical strength. This can be quite dangerous to others. Like the majority of other mental-health problems, drugabuse and addiction have no single cause. However, there are number of biological, psychological and social factors called riskfactors that can increase a persons likelihood of developing a chemical-abuse or chemical dependency disorder. The frequencyto which substance abuse occur within some families seems to be higher than could be explained by an addictive environment of thefamily. Some professionals recognize a genetic aspect to the risk of drug addiction. One of the most harmful risks is that of engagingin risky sexual activities. The use of drugs is related to the occurrence of unsafe sexual behavior that places adolescent at risk forpregnancy of contracting sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS. The effects of using drug and covering up for the abuse canlead to behavior that causes difficulties at home and in society. Psychological association with addiction include mood disorders likedepression, anxiety or bipolar disorder as well as personality disorders like antisocial personality disorder. Social risk factor for drugabuse and addiction include male gender, being between 18 and 44 years of age. Men are more at risk for developing a chemicaldependency like alcoholism women seems to be more vulnerable to becoming addicted to alcohol at much lower amounts of alcoholconsumption. In order to be diagnosed with drug abuse, an individual must exhibit a destructive pattern of drug abuse that leads tosignificant problems or stress but not enough to qualify as being addicted to a drug. This pattern is manifested by at least one of thefollowing signs or symptoms in some one year period: Repeated drug use that result in a lack of meeting important obligation at work,school or home. Repeated drug use in situations that can be dangerous. Repeated legal problems as a result of drug use. Continueddrug use affect social or individual relationships. Tolerance is either a markedly decreased effect of the substance or a need tosignificantly increase that amount of the substance used in order to achieve the same height or other desired effects. withdrawal iseither physical or psychological signs or symptoms consistent with withdrawal from a specific drug or taking that drug or onechemically close to that drug in order to avoid developing symptoms of withdrawal. Significant amounts of time spent getting, using, orrecovering from the effects of the substance. The user continues to use the substance despite being aware that he or she suffers fromongoing or recurring physical or psychological problems that are worsened by the use of the drug. The primary goals of drug-abuse oraddiction treatment ( also called recovering) are abstinence relapse prevention, and rehabilitation. During the initial stage of

  • abstinence, an individual who suffers from chemical dependency may need help avoiding or lessening the effects of withdrawal. Thatprocess is called detoxification or detox. That aspect of treatment is usually performed in a hospital or other inpatient setting,where medication is used to lesson withdrawal, symptoms and frequent medical monitoring can be provided. Psychological addictionmay be able to be managed in an outpatient treatment program. Such patients can benefit form living in a sober living community thatis a group-home setting where counselors provide continued sobriety support and structure of daily basis. Drug addiction substantiallyreduces sober time available to a person. Further, that time will be spent in heroine and establishing the necessary contacts. Thefamily is destroyed, personality is stunted, and emotions become intense and distorted. Fertility is reduced and children may be bornwith serious illness. In order to help and take drug abusers out of this habit government must take concrete steps to stop thesmuggling and illegal entrance of drugs in the country. The drug dealers must be ostracized and avoided like devils agents.Debates and programs must be arranged and telecast on T.V to familiarize the people with the danger of drugs. Further, a campaignmust be initiated to curb(control) and catch the drug traffickers. Agha Asim Hussain

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