Evils of Drug Abuse
Drug abuse is a public health problem and it leaves its effect on the whole society. According to a public health survey, drug abusers are perceived as suffering from social diseases rather than as criminals.
Use of drugs for purposes other than medical are termed as drug abuse. The youth of slums are found to be its major victim. Because of extensive sharing of syringes among abusers they are also at great risk of getting HIV virus and other diseases.
The Government should introduce effective rehabilitation programmes for the affected individuals. It must ensure that help is given to those who want to kick this killing habit. Moreover, it should come down heavily on those who are responsible for pushing such thing in society. Drug destroys the youth who are the future of our country. Those middlemen who are responsible with distribution, production and consumption of drug should be put behind the bars or should be set right by giving strict punishment. And with this the financial incentives for the production and distribution of drugs would also disappear.
The Drug Legalisation Programme could be an important step towards checking drug abuse. It is also necessary that people look at drug abuse as a public health problem and not a criminal one.