Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Talk about India, from India with you

Good morning/Good afternoon/Good evening my friends, wherever you are! This 11:00pm. 13thth March, 2013, Wednesday in India. 

Friends, today I have come to know a very bad news! A very close friend of my husband has suffered with a big problem! His son is drug addicted! The boy, age of 19yrs, is a student of a renowned Medical College of India! This news hurts me so much! Why this problem is going so fast day by day? We have to protect this! I want to share some facts about drug addiction with you. If it works for anybody, I will be satisfied!

Friends, we live in a complex, highly stressed world that is filled with mixed messages. As a result, it’s not always easy for today’s youth to understand and cope with their surroundings. Young people are often told that tobacco, alcohol and other drugs are dangerous. Yet some of the adults around them may use these substances to manage stress or when socializing. In the media, substance use is sometimes linked to death. At other times, it’s linked to fun and presented as “normal” adult behavior! This confusion over the benefits and harms of substance use can add more stress to a young person’s life.

Drug addiction is not only a national but also a global problem. The drug addiction has grasped the young generation of our country. The drugs are very expensive and young boys can't arrange money. Drug addiction is a curse of modern civilization. Frustration is the cause of this addiction. When there is no hope left for the young people, they take drugs. Drugs have a terrible effect on human body. The addicts feel intensive pain. The treatment of the drug addicts is expensive and difficult.

In Bangladesh the drug problem has become acute. Thousands of families in cities, towns and even rural areas are directly or indirectly affected by it. In the above circumstances, all concerned must create awareness at personal and family levels against the dangerous impact of drug addiction among the youth.

Drug abuse affects the brain and body directly. While high, the drug affects the entire body, from blood pressure to heart rate. Stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamine "amp up" the body, increasing blood pressure, metabolism and reducing the ability to sleep. Drugs like opiates and barbiturates slow down the body, reducing blood pressure, breathing and alertness, at times to dangerous levels. Sadly, drug abuse and addiction affects not only the person abusing drugs. It affects friends, family and entire society.

That’s all for today, friends! I will share some more facts about how to fight against this “chronic disease” in the next week, at the same title-feature! Good bye friends! Take very care of your family and children! Have a good day/ afternoon/evening/night! Namaskar.

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