Say NO to drug

(Tooba Khan, )

Drug addiction is one of the most serious problem which world is facing at present. Drug addiction is defined as the compulsive and out-of-control drug use.
People who are addicted to drug feel over-whelming, uncontrollable need for drugs or alcohols. Their self-destructive behavior cannot be understand. Most people start taking drugs as the way to have fun but after some time they become addicted to it.

There are two main types of drug dependence. Psychological dependence and physical dependence. Psychological is that feeling in which drug abuser needs a drug to maintain a feeling of well being while physical dependence is characterised by the tolerance.

Due to drugs the addict lose their educational and professional capabilities. They get involved in serious criminal activities. The sole aim in life of an addict becomes the procurement. Other aims and objectives of life are thrown by the roadside. Besides, dread diseases such as hepatitis, HIV/AIDS can easily attract the drug addicts? through the use of injectible drugs.

There are certain drugs whose addicts cannot recover; opium, charas and heroin are among of them. Unfortunately, addiction is very common in all over the world. Men, women and children beg money from people and go to the drug sellers and buy their dose of heroin. But Mafia is so strong that no one can stop the purchase and selling of drugs. They have a long chain of connections?.

In the last few decades drug addiction has also increased in Pakistan. According to United Nation Offices on Drugs and Crimes. Pakistan has 6.7 million drug users including 78% male and 22% female. More than 4 million of these are addicts. 700 people daily die due to drug related issues.

The use of drug has also spread among the youth of Pakistan. Drugs such as charas and marijuana are very popular among younger generation. This may be related to the fact that youth tends to seek adventure, excitement, new thrills and does not always realize the danger inherent in trying out drug.

Some people use drug for relieving tension, pain and to forget about the frustration, disappointments and bitter realities of this world.

Some of the illegal drugs come from neighbor country Afghanistan. The country that is responsible for at least 75% of the world's heroin. UNODC calculates that more than 800,000 Pakistanis aged between 15 to 64 use heroin regularly.

There are also Drug Addict Rehabiliation NGOs in Pakistan that are working on preventing use of illegal drugs in Pakistan. Drug Free Pakistan Foundation, New Horizon Care Centre, Dost Foundation, Waris Foundation, Ray of Hope( Drug treatment and Rehabiliation Centre), Teen Challenge Pakistan and Friends Of Anti-Nacrotic Of Sindh (FANOS) are creating awareness among masses specially the youth.

Government has also not paid such attention to this issue and seems to be much ignorant about it. Though Pakistan has strict laws regarding to the production of drugs but such measures have proved almost zero effect instead such drug issues are dissolving Pakistan social cohesion.

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