On the eve of a worldwide anti-narcotics event, people could be seen using drugs in Karachi. Every year on June 26, countries commemorate the International Anti-drug Day with a slogan determined by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC.
Addiction in Pakistan: Drugs are Engulfing Our Future
Every year on June 26, countries commemorate the International Anti-drug Day with a slogan determined by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC.
On this day different countries express their present challenges in the field of narcotics, measures taken and the solutions for resolving this problem. This day is a universal symbol which reminds the consequences of cultivation, trafficking and consumption of drugs and requires governments' firm resolve for an all-out campaign against this grave social problem.
Drug Addiction is not just a topic, but it is a painful fact to deal with. Great efforts for health care are the fast spreading addiction habit in our youth. Unfortunately drug addiction has become the most wide spread habit to abuse medicine among youngsters in our country. Moreover, it is too hopeless to see that everyone knows who is responsible, what are the causes? How to stop them? Nobody is stepping forward to stop this monster or to solve the issue in order to save our youth.
However, drugs are being used for many years in every country and there is always a group using it and spreading it to others. Nevertheless, according to some researches, the drug addiction has become even more influential over the last twenty years. The number of drug addicts is increasing every day around the world, but I feel sorry saying that the pace is far more rapid in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal and other south Asian countries.
According to a survey in 2010 the number of drug addicts in Pakistan was 90 lacs. Most of the drug addicts use Opium, Marijuana, and heroin. All these drugs apparently soothes the body of the addict, but destroy the whole immune system and cause the person get closer to death.
(A.R Media Bank/South Asia Region/Photo A.Raza) .