Drug abuse is a problem that is alarming and widespread across the globe. Many people, especially the youth, are quite unaware of the issues and the danger of this drug abuse. This is one of the reasons why so many young individuals fall victim to this menace. Drug abuse is a big problem that has been associated with various health problems, such as anxiety disorders, nausea, nerve damage, and even fatal overdose.
What is a Drug Abuse?
The abuse of drugs is an international problem today that bothers the Indians and Americans alike. The future generation is virtually being crippled by the spread of drugs. A drug abuser is completely self-centered and cares little about others. He loses his willpower, concentration, memory, and judgment capacity. when in need of money, he does not hesitate to steal or include in other anti-social activities A new addict develops friendly relationships with fellow addicts and thus enters the so-called drug sub-culture. He is then regarded as an outcast by society and there is very little chance that he will lead a healthy life.
Think of your local newspaper as an excellent example of drug abuse. Not only is it always getting updates on the latest shootings, car accidents, and murders, but the drugs themselves are written about extensively as well. Both negative and positive drugs are written about constantly with comments on their pros and cons, as well as any side effects.
What is an Addiction?
The last thing we would think of someone for being addicted to would be paper. But addiction is in fact the story of millions of people all over the world. Addiction and all the many signs of it are a topic we rarely discuss unless someone suffers from it.
Causes of addiction
Drug abuse causes a wide range of health problems. Drugs can cause physical dependence, which makes the body adapt to the drug and causes unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when the drug is not taken. In addition, drug abuse can cause a range of health problems, including infections, overdoses, and a variety of side effects, such as liver and kidney damage.
Before your loved ones succumb to their addiction, learn how you can make them abstain from drugs forever. If your son or daughter has an addictive personality, this is the most important step you can take.
Though not everyone who tries drugs will become addicted to them, it is possible to become dependent on them. Dependence on drugs happens when a person is unable to stop using the substance even when it’s no longer useful, or when the drug has become extremely important to him or her.
If you or someone you know is dependent on drugs and if the drug you are using is legal in Nigeria or on the banned list, you must stop immediately.
Aside from its negative consequences, addiction can negatively affect a person’s physical and mental health, family, and friends.
Signs of drug abuse
And it was not about just being in the movies or entertaining people. It was about loving and getting addicted to drugs, getting addicted to the use of drugs, and being addicted to the abuse of drugs. And the fact that this is breaking our health.
It is a clear case for the government to intervene and to try to solve. I personally think that we have to go for a very heavy-duty approach to try to change the situation of the youth. And I think that there is the need to open the rehab center, which is known in my mind as the health center, to be able to rehabilitate the youth and their families. This is what I would suggest to the government to do so that people will stop, youth and other people will stop abusing drugs.
Effects of drug abuse
Drug Abuse, also known as substance abuse or addiction, refers to a pattern of behavior involving the misuse, addiction, or excessive use of mind-altering drugs. Overdose of any drug may lead to life-threatening illness, according to the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). However, the effects of drug abuse cannot be measured by death or death statistics alone.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the effects of drug abuse may include:
- Poor school performance
- Emotional issues
- Low income
- Legal issues
- Mental health issues
Facts on Drug Abuse
In fact, drug abuse has become fashionable among young people. In order to be modern and seemingly March with the times, students are consuming these poisons. A recent finding shows that 80% of heroin addicts in India are in the age group of 14-24years, which is the crucial period of adolescence.
As stated by the World Health Organization, drug abuse has been recognized as a major health concern in recent years. The global burden of disease has been estimated at more than 100,000 deaths per year, and drug abuse is responsible for approximately 700,000 deaths per year, with most deaths occurring in the developing world. Other estimates suggest that drug abuse is responsible for between 2% and 30% of disability-adjusted life years. The global health burden caused by drug abuse costs the World Health Organization and the United Nations’ World Health Organization at least $100 billion every year, and the social and economic costs are immense.
Treatment Of Drug Abuse
Medical treatment for detoxification is not sufficient unless supplemented by therapy. Under this treatment, the medically treated addict must be brought in regular contact with an anti-drugs community where former addicts shall instill confidence in them. The addicts may also be helped with other therapies. There should also be strict suppression by his parents and friends.
The gravity of the present situation demands that the authorities and the masses, the government institutions, and non-official rehabilitation centers work hand in hand.
But the most important question that still lingers is what choices are you ready to make for yourself? For your family?For your loved ones?For the nation?