Drug Abuse A noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors

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Kumar Sunil

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The irony is, the number of taverns is found to be more than a number of drug rehabilitation centers and the joke is – both the tavern and rehabilitation centers are found next to next in most cases.

Drugs, a most trending hashtag between the teens and youngsters. Today’s young wayward blood have their own oxford dictionary that they prefer referring to when they are asked to learn the real meaning of life. To them, life is a time-pass and a time pass is a life.When, why and where,’ it went wrong is a question for which neither Government nor druggies have any answer. “It seems like, it is all about being on the top of the world with a single dose of either marijuana, ecstasy, ketamine, crystal meth (ice), cocaine, heroin speedball, alcohol, or opium. Drug addiction, a spate spreading within societies like a mistletoe and eating the generation like a termite.

As the night reaches on its youthfulness, there is another world getting ready to gleam. It always wonders me, how come the aisles of taverns, night clubs, and infamous streets that seem to be as desolated as haunted houses during the first half of the night, suddenly transform to the most happening roads after midnight. Where was this crowd before? Give it a try, and I bet, you would have never seen a single person from that crowd anywhere else. Throughout the night, you will be hearing police siren hooting; If you live close by, you must be aware of what am I talking about.

Who is responsible? People say Government guys and politicians say it is people itself. But, in real both are in the same boat. Should you have a strong legal framework and real intentions of abolishing this disease, it is perfectly curable. There are countries where if found guilty of smuggling drugs, the punishment is as hard as the death penalty. There is no rocket science secret behind how this venomous poison crosses the secure border of the government; even kids know.

I am sorry, but this section of generation has completely lost it. They have developed their own meanings for masculinity, ostentatious, coolness, and calmness.

The irony is, the number of taverns is found to be more than a number of drug rehabilitation centers and the joke is – both the tavern and rehabilitation centers are found next to next in most cases. Isn’t it quite funny – the one who outcry slogans against this evil in the broad daylight, is the one who allows others to promote it afterward? Do you really see an increase the size of pictorial warning or adding a slide before movies or television that says – “Injurious to health,” is going to make any difference? When you seriously want to stop something, then why don’t you stop it from the root; do not let anyone manufacture it or smuggle it.

But, it is not only regimens responsible for this; people are equally accountable. The upcoming future of many nations better known as the young people, are already shoulder deep drowned in these chemicals and they have no spine left. I am sorry, but this section of generation has completely lost it. They have developed their own meanings for masculinity, ostentatious, coolness, and calmness. No matter young or mature, the world is so full of agnostic, archaic, depressed souls. Instead, fighting like a combat, they now prefer chucking themselves into the gorge of these illicit fake courage boosters.

No denials, culture is equally responsible. “I can predict the future of the country by listening to its music and from its movies,” someone said. Be it movies or songs, both are full of drug references. The replication is an obvious reaction, especially when we see our favorite celebs doing drugs and they look cool. When they see someone doing drug and they hear them saying, “it is awesome, bru,” without worrying much about after effects, they want to fly in the same sky. We must not deny the fact that media is capable of changing anyone’s ideology. In addition, age also plays a role; young buds want to blossom soon and this eagerness becomes the foundation for their antisocial behavior.

So, what is the solution? A few sermons on moral values, a few lectures on how to improve will-power or a few more rehab centers? Not at all. The best antidote for this epidemic is – collaborative action. Unless every section of the society plays its part and shares the responsibility equally, nothing can be done. Let it be government, media, people, or parents; they all need to work in one single direction and i.e. Say No To Drugs. Should we not consider this as a priority issue, we must start planning for bigger graveyards instead of modern cities.

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