“Say No to Drugs” is now visible almost everywhere. Drug addiction is a major social evil of modern times. Major newspaper headlines and sensational television coverage scream about drug abuse and related crimes. Fascination for drugs and their easy availability have heightened the number of drug abuse cases particularly among youngsters. Drugs produce a sense of euphoria but they are very dangerous because the users gradually get addicted and are always at risk of a variety of life-threatening diseases. Addicts face this risk unless they enter long term drug rehabilitation programs and completely quit their drug habit.
It has been found that drug addicts are initiated on this path by their friends or company. Such a phenomenon occurs at school, college or university or at disco, or at a trip of excursion or at some social gatherings.
The major factors leading to drug addiction are lack of parental cure and supervision, lack of moral and religious education, media and pop culture, hatred for any authority, broken homes etc.
To check this alarming increase in the number of people taking drugs, the government has outlawed its abuse with hard penalties. Relentless campaign against drug addiction will yield the desired results. The campaign against drug may start with schools, advertisements, warnings by doctors, and so on. The young ones should be ensured of proper love and care. “Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy our memory and our self-respect and everything that goes along with our self esteem.”