The Light of Andamans - VOL 35 | ISSUE 22 | 16 DEC 2011
YOUR | SPACE
Youth and Drugs
Things like Charas, Ganja and beer are very much familiar to the youngsters of our islands. 'COREX' a cough syrup that can be easily bought from any medical shop is taken in large amount not to cure disease but to take pleasure out of the drugs that the syrup consists.
By Yasmeen Shabnam
We say that the future of
is in the hands of the youth of our country but we never bother to see that the youth of our country is in hands of drugs. Every 9 out of 10 youngster of our country is addicted to drugs. One of the major reasons of this issue is the adaptation of western culture. We all are aware of the fact that our present generation is busy listening western music and wearing western cloths but now they have taken one more major step to adopt drugs in their life. Today these youngsters are fascinated towards drugs and think that it's a "COOL" attitude. They think that it releases stress and gives pleasure. It just starts with a cigarette and keeps on increasing to various things. In every institution, may it be a school or college you can find a group of youngsters indulged in this business. It starts with one addicted person and slowly it turns the whole institution into a mess. India
If we talk about our islands, we too are not left behind. Things like Charas, Ganja and beer are very much familiar to the youngsters of our islands. 'COREX' a cough syrup that can be easily bought from any medical shop is taken in large amount not to cure disease but to take pleasure of the drugs that the syrup consists. Not only the boys but also the girls are equally addicted to drugs in our islands. You can find students inhaling 'fluid' which is used for correction. These practices have really increased in our islands and have become the reason for the increase of crime.
Serious steps should be taken against it by adapting various methods such as by setting an Anti-Drugs Squad in every institution to control drugs amongst students. The medical stores should not be allowed to supply drugs without prescription from doctors. The drug dealers should be caught and given strict punishment. The addicted persons should be given special medical treatment. Remember, drugs is something that can ruin your entire life and the time when you will realize about your loss it would be too late. So be far from such practices and also raise your voice if you see any such practice around you. Your future and the future of our country are in your hands so lead it in the right way.
The writer is a student of DBRAIT