Bangladeshi youth 'huffing Danti' shoe glue as drug use rises - Dhaka
Drug addiction is increasing among the street children who live without a family, love and care. Bangladeshi youth are 'huffing' shoe glue, a drug locally called ‘Danti’, which is seriously harmful to mental and physical health.
Up to 17 percent of street children in capital Dhaka are addicted to drugs,
Youths at risk as Bangladesh is being used as a corridor of drugs
A officer from department of Narcotic Control, said that the number of drug-addicted children (8 to 12 years old) is around 14.5 percent in Bangladesh.
Especially the children have to be protected from drug addiction, 70 to 80 percent drug addicts in Bangladesh are aged between 15 to 20.
These youths take drugs due to unemployment, poverty and frustration, adverse family environment, easy access to drugs.