On 26th June, the world will commemorate the international day against drug abuse and illegitimate trafficking, which serves as a reminder of the need to combat the problems illegitimate drugs pose to society. Everyone has their own story of overcoming heartbreaks, sorrows, and their own ways to find escapism from the various tensions and life struggles. And other might have set a perception of taking drugs as a fun or style statement.
But are we actually heading to the right direction? The young generation or the people who are doing illegitimate trafficking of drugs amongst college students or teenagers to create such misconceptions in their mind should be strongly looking after and government should take serious action on such illicit trafficking.
In a survey, we got to know that in one week teenagers spend 31 hours watching TV, 17 hours listening to music, 3 hours watching movies, 4 hours reading magazines, 10 hours online. And rest the time they go to college, go out with friends, and meet numerous people outside. What they watch, whom they meet, what kind of friend circle they have, what are they learning is actually a very serious question to look after. And no one can do it better except parents. Now how they should do it is again a serious question. Parents should have friendly conversation with youngsters or teenagers, should show very understanding behavior towards them, and should share their personal concerns and problems with them so that the teenagers can come up frankly to discuss their life’s issues and concerns.
Most of the girls have been noticed being addicted to drugs, when researchers compared cocaine using men and women, they found much greater neural activation in the drug-seeking brain regions of women during social stress (things like exclusion, being put down, and such) than were found for men or for women who didn’t use drugs. Many girls reported that they were introduced to alcohol and drugs use by their boyfriends, with drinking as part of their first sexual experience. Women feel addiction of alcohol sooner than the mail and some may go on to become addicted.
Youngster are becoming more addicted to alcohol and drugs to maintain their status, whereas, for women, it is a way of coping, of masking a woman’s feeling about herself and her emotional pain.
We are losing whole segment of our population to misguided beliefs and stigmas. Spread awareness and education about the effects of alcohol and drug addiction and bring a positive change in our society. Being drug addict or alcoholic is nowhere a status symbol. And escapism is never a good idea, so face the problems, meditate to keep your mind calm and to keep your thoughts in right flow.
Your body, your life, your brain, your relationships, your health is truly a gift by God. Don’t ruin it with such addictions. Don’t become bad with your bad friend circle but educate them and take them on a right path. Be the change and create the change and then transform the world. AK Mishra’s Art of Success wishes you all happy international day against drug abuse. Get out of the conventional boundaries and raise your voice against illegitimate trafficking of drugs.