Speech on ‘Drug Abuse’
Drug Abuse is one of the banes of modern society. It has hit all regions and all sections of our society. It is found in rural and urban areas, among poor and the rich, among the men and women. But it is most overwhelmingly practiced by young boys and girls in hostels in almost all educational and technical institution.
Drug abuse is there in almost all the countries of the world. India is more vehemently a transit country as it is situated between the Golden Triangle comprising Thailand, Burma and Cambodia and Golden Crescent comprising Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran where most of the drugs, particularly opium and heroin are produced. Pakistan is the main centre of the world as far as the production of these drugs is concerned, and a large number of drugs pass through India to reach other countries.
This takes place through drug mafia who has further links with formidable terrorists and smugglers. And in the process, many young man and women in our own country too fall victims to this diabolical habit. Pakistan, through its ISI, is indulging in a proxy war in Kashmir against India with the help of money earned through this drug mafia. Thus drugs and terrorism have very strong links.
The habit becomes so confirmed that the victim becomes a slave to the drug. If he or she doesn’t take it regularly, he or she feels something missing and even greatly depressed with acute pain and numbness in legs and arms. Drugs are of many kinds like opium, heroin, ganja, charas etc.
There are also some injections which induce intense drowsiness. If a drug-addict is unable to get the required drug at the proper time, he or she would be ready to get it at any cost even by selling out his or her shirt or shoes.
He or she may consume large quantities of cough syrups and the like which induce drowsiness. Withdrawal symptoms are acute and serious. A lot of money is involved in drugs. For instance, one kg. Of heroin is valued at 1-crore rupees in the international market. That is why the drug mafia is so active.
The government has opened certain drug de-addiction centers where the drug-addicts should be taken at the earliest before then- condition becomes horrible which may finally prove fatal.