The worst form of abuse for the human body comes from drugs. They destroy a person from inside outwards. It starts affecting the organs eventually reaching the brain and can even become fatal when taken in a large quantity or for a long time. Drugs are usually taken because they seem to be a temporary solution of a problem or they provide solace by calming the senses, but that also shows how detrimental they can prove to be to one’s health. Playing with the nervous system can never turn out to be good in the longer run.
There are various forms of drug abuse or as the bigger term is known, substance abuse. It entails drugs, alcohol and everything that makes a person high and calms their senses rendering them inactive for a couple of hours or days. The biggest myth related to drug abuse is that people who do it lack moral values which is not the case. Any person can get addicted to drugs willingly or unwillingly. The problem is some don’t find out the harm it does to their health till it is very late. Lately the youth seems to have become a major part of the population which is pro drug abuse and this could be because of any reason- the company, a temporary solution to problems or medication. Drug abuse in most cases affects the brain because if stops your nerve sells from sending and receiving the message to or from the brain, and because it is an unnatural phenome, it can hamper the way your brain functions forever.
How to fight it?
Fight against drug abuse has been one of the most difficult struggles for mankind because getting other people to agree that drugs have a bad long term effect is very difficult. Many people believe that there is absolutely nothing bad about the intake of drugs because they keep in mind only the present situation and totally ignore the long term effect.
Talk about it – Talking about the cons of drug abuse may help you or your friends and family come out of the misconception that drugs donot harm the functioning of the brain. Talking about it will also bring out other myths that are related to drug intake and can open the eyes of many who usually treat it as a very casual thing. Putting a thought into the drug taking habit of the Indian society will help us curb the use of drugs and promote healthy living.
Rehabilitation centers – There are various rehabilitation centres across the country will help individuals in their fight against drug abuse. They help a person to get out of the habit by decreasing the dose gradually and eventually getting rid of the habit totally. Here you are not stopping the use of drugs all at once because the human body may react to it adversely and make the condition of the person even worse.
NGOs – There are NGOs which work towards spreading awareness against drug abuse. People often don’t even know that they are addicted to a particular drug. NGOs have more reach and with the help of volunteers they go to different places to spread the message against drug abuse. You could join one yourself or help your family or friend get the help they require.
Push yourself – Once you know that you are not at a very good place, try and quit. It may take a while to get used to it, you may feel like giving in to the cravings but just be strict with yourself. Also, talk to people about it, there are chances that you may slip into depression and that will only make the situation worse. To win this fight you will need support and will power.
Support the fight
Supporting the fight against drug abuse will not only help you save other people’s lives but will also bring to forth the real problem and the understanding of how deeply embedded it is into our culture. Drug abuse can be looked at as an enemy of the society, it is eating up the youth. It is engulfing more and more people every single day and getting rid of it should become our first priority. Help the people who are hanging in the middle of nowhere, talk to them, help them out of it. Most of the times the only reason people start taking drugs is because they can’t find anyone to talk to. Be that one guiding light for them and them get out of this awful habit.
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