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Drugs destroy millions of lives every year.

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime World Drug Report, as estimated, in 2009, between 149 and 272 million people, or 3.3% to 6.1% of the population aged 15-64, used illicit substances at least once in the previous year. About half that number are estimated to have been current drug users, that is, having used illicit drugs at least once during the past month prior to the date of assessment. In India 75 million Indians are drug addicts and the amount is working over importantly. The most common drugs of abuse then were ganja, hashish, opium and heroin.

Abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs costs society an estimated $276 billion annually. Substance abusers incur 300 % higher medical costs than non-abusers. They are one-third less productive on the job and are 2.5 times more likely to absent from work eight or more days a year.

The most disturbing aspect of this problem is how drug abuse damages our youth and the threat this poses for the future of every country. Young users suffer more illnesses, miss more days of school and are prone to engage in criminal conduct.

Why do people take Drugs…???

There are of course legal drugs which we all come across every day. For example, you may take medicine when you are sick, alcohol to help you relax or coffee to help you stay awake.
But if we talk about illegal drugs, People take drugs because they want to change something in their lives. Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs:

To escape or relax
To relieve boredom
To seem grown-up
To rebel
To experiment

Young people think drugs are solution. But eventually, the drugs become the problem.

How do Drugs work…???

Drugs are essentially poisons. The amount taken determines the effect. A small amount acts as a stimulant (speed you up). A greater amount acts as a sedative (slows you down). An even larger amount poisons and can kill.

This is true of any drugs. Only the amount needed to achieve the effects differs. Drug block off all sensations, the desirable ones with the unwanted. And while drugs might be short-term value in the handling of pain, the wipe out ability and alertness and muddy one`s thinking.

The most effective weapon in the war on drugs is Education. The Scheme for Prevention of Drunkenness and Means (Drugs) Abuse is being implemented through 350 Non Government Organizations for going 387 De-addiction Centers and 52 Counseling Centers full over the nation for leaving facilities like intervention, renewal Helps and carrying knowingness programs for victims of meaning dependency. Let us join the battle once more this malady that endangers the country, & provide recent lease of living to the numerous addicts!

Source: 1. World Drug Report 2011 by UNODC
2. A Drug Free World

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Abhaykirti Ramawat


Madhya Pradesh ,  INDIA

I am a student. Pursuing post graduation in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Ujjain (MP).  I am an optimistic team worker, friendly, flexible. A person with creative mind, who always wants to do something new and challenging work.

I have basic knowledge of photoshop and I am very much comfortable in working with net. I read books and write blogs. Other than these I take interest in Bicycling, Movies, Photography, Cricket and Making Ice Cream.

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