Tuesday, June 26, 2012

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking : Global Action for Healthy Communities without Drugs

26th June is observed worldwide as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The Theme for this year is Global Action for Healthy Communities without Drugs. Drug Abuse is now a growing concern. The youth in particular are the worst victims of this menace. Drug Abuse not only has an adverse effect on the user's physical and mental health but also poses a threat to social stability and family well-being.
Harmful Effects of Drug Abuse:
              Impaired health, Infectious Diseases, HIV/AIDS
              Absence from School/College
              Loss of Job/Income
              Possible Death due to frustration or ill health
       Drug addicts may commit crimes like Theft, Rape, Murder, Corruption, Narco-terrorism
Signs of Drug Abuse:
            Sudden Change of Mood/Temper
          Bouts of drowsiness or sleeplessness losing interest in job, studies, telling lies, stealing money
          Keeping Tablets, Cigarettes, Needles or Syringes
In this challenging scenario, not only do our law enforcement agencies like Narcotics Control Bureau require undertaking preventive and enforcement work against drug trafficking, but there is also a need to create awareness on a larger scale, and sensitize the people against the harmful effect of drug abuse. The objective of making our society free from drugs can be achieved only if the enforcement agencies and the people that these agencies serve, work together to neutralize the evil designs of drug pushers and traffickers.


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