INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLEGAL TRAFFICKING

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLEGAL TRAFFICKING : TODAY

DRUG ADDICTION CREATES DARKNESS IN THE MINDS OF PEOPLE

Pursuant to Resolution General Assembly 42/112 of 7th December 1987,26th June is construed as the INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLEGAL TRAFFICKING. The main purpose is to stop or minimize the drug trafficking which is adversely impacting the lives of multitudes around the world. On this day, iet’s take a pledge to do everything in preventing the illicit use of drugs and save the humankind from its ill effects.

Addiction is an obsession, passion, craze, compulsive trait, mania and fixation of an individual which impacts the character adversely since this sort of behaviour pattern is obsessive in nature.  Addiction is, in other words; unconventional behavior  and acentric behaviour pattern which impacts a person concerned psychological and physiologically. For example, when an individual is addicted to drugs or drinking or gambling or smoking or compulsive behaviour or any other behaviour pattern which once gets seeped into the system, it is difficult to get rid without sincere efforts. Then craze for more power, or overindulgence in use of abusive/or profane or  toxic  language,  obsession for worldly possessions by adopting ulterior means etc.

It has been observed that consumption of illegal drugs is rampant around the world.  Although the authorities that be are trying their maximum to stop this menace yet drug abuse remains. The  illicit drug market is estimated to be 1% of total global trade.

HOW ADDICTION HAPPENS?

The compulsive behaviour for anything happens when we practice a pattern habit most passionately till such time the person concerned is over powered by the craze of following such habit. First of all the pattern of habit starts when somebody initiates us with such a habit. For instance, when one of ourtrusted friends offers us drinks or drug without payment till such time it becomes compulsive habit. We become single-mindedly inclined to follow such a habit without realizing its consequences. Care should be talen that we have to nip the habit in the  but otherwise such a habit becomes a huge burden or a huge drag for the person concerned. In other words, it becomes uncontrollable habit which is termed as addiction.

Understandingly, when drugs are used persistently as a habit becomes a drag on our health and wellness. It can have mental health issues. Therefore, effort should be made in curtailing the intake lest it  becomes a habit.

CREATION OF ADDICTION IN THE INDIVIDUAL CONCERNED

It has been observed that drugs when used periodically, it creates an addiction in the individual concerned. For example Heroin is the  most addictive.

DANGEROUS STIMULANT

There are drugs which  are highly stimulant as even a small dose can inculcate strong stimulant effects. For example cocaine is a strong and dangerous stimulating agent.

INTENSE EUPHORIC SENSATION

Then there is a form of cocaine a very potent drug termed as crack. It is used in smokes which can create very dangerous stimulating effect on the system of the individual concerned.

HALLUCINATION

The drug used could produce hallucination or elusive mindset which could provide counter productive in the long run.

ALCOHOL

Occasional intake of alcohol can produce addictive effective in the individual concerned and adversely affect the individual concerned.

INHALANT

There are people who use smoke pipe as inhalant for satisfaction of their addictive instinct though this also impairs the individual concerned.

The other causes of addiction are:-

• Frustration in resolving the intricacies with regard to love and relationship.
• Sudden failure or persistent losses incurred in business deals.
• Financial stringency.
• Not getting employment despite requisite qualifications.
• Offspring not able to come to the expectations despite best efforts.
• Incompatibility between the spouses.

A time comes when this prisoner of bad habits just is not having anything left – not merely monetarily but also physically. The result of this is body afflictions with disastrous consequences.

• Drug Use in Children / Adolescents. Drug abuse starts in the early stage itself. It starts on experimental basis and then becomes a solid habit. It is sad that the use of drug like heroin and amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) is resorted by below the age group of 25! Even alcohol; tobacco consumption; amongst this age group is on the ascendancy. Then the high use of intravenous drugs and needle sharing is the result of debilitating diseases like HIV/AIDS. This age group is most impressionable. In this age group the child has to make a solid foundation / base for his future life – acquiring education; pursuing some vocation or avocation and finally having a life partner for a happy married life. But as the individual has got nothing to bank on; he resorts to crimes for quelling his habit.

• Withering of Family Fabric. Family is the sacred institution where husband and wife pool their personal resources and make concerted efforts that this institution runs and runs purposefully for the welfare of the whole family. While one member of the family sweats and the other one fritters away the hard earned resources in alcohol or drug abuse then there are fissures in the family unity. There may be constant bickering between spouses and family development as a unit is just shattered. How long this family fabric could work in unison?

• Suicidal Tendencies. The sad part of the consequence of drug abuse is that it acts as a depressant – divesting the person concerned of fighting spirit. A time comes when that person loses will to live and that is the sad end of the commentary of life for that individual.

• Enemy of Spirituality. Those who are afflicted with the abhorrent habit of drug abuse just are seen to be repulsed from the spiritual way of life.
• With this intention in mind, I have penned a poem entitled: ‘DRUG ABUSE & ITS CONSEQUENCES’ kindly give your comments so that more of these topics could be penned down for optimum benefit.

STOPPAGE OF USE OF ILLICIT DRUGS

For stopping drug abuse especially marijuana and cocaine and  hashish is a crying need since their use as illicit drugs have increased. Drug trafficking is increasingly regarded as an offence around the world. Though penalties for drug abuse remains yet there is increased consumption of drug abuse. Drug smuggling attracts severe penalties in many countries yet smuggling continues.

For stopping drug abuse especially marijuana and cocaine and  hashish is a crying need since their use as illicit drugs have increased. Drug trafficking is increasingly regarded as an offence around the world. Though penalties for drug abuse remains yet there is increased consumption of drug abuse. Drug smuggling attracts severe penalties in many countries yet smuggling continues.

Then there are widespread manufacture of illicit medicine.  There are countries which produce and carry out drug trade.

Addiction of illicit drugs, alcoholic drinks or any other habit when that habit becomes possessive one cause mental health issues. These habits should be eradicated, the sooner it is done the better for the individual concerned.

ADDICTION

Some have addiction for drugs
Knowing fully well that it saps the internal energy.

Some have addiction for
alcoholic drinks
Even knowing it is bad for their health.

Some have addiction for insatiable lust for wealth
They’ll over indulge in it even at the cost of health.

Some have addiction for gambling
Thus losing everything in they are possessing.


Some have addiction for shopping as a habit
Even spending the hard money to satisfy this crazy habit.

Some have addiction for shoplifting
They will do it even after being caught red handed.

Some have addiction for backbiting
Even putting their honour at stake.

Some have addiction for acquiring authority
For following it they’ll even stoop so low that we can see.

Some have addiction for taking risks
Thus putting their own lives at a huge risk.

Some have addiction for taking fast foods
Even if it has worst effect on their health and wellness.

Some have addiction for playing cards
Thus wasting their precious time on unproductive pursuits.

Some have addiction for power
For getting it, they’ll take recourse to anything under the sun.

Some have addiction for telling lies
Thus putting their honour at stake in a big way.

Some have addiction for over sleeping
Even at the cost of physical conditioning.

Some have addiction for procrastination
Even putting off things which could be done instantly.

Some have addiction for picking holes in others pockets
Without realizing, there are so many holes in their own pockets.

Some have addiction for internet
Thus wasting precious time to satisfy their passion.

Some have addiction for worldly possessions
Even adopting corrupt practices for fulfilling his obsession.

Some have addiction for video games
Thus wasting the time for unproductive pursuits.

There are drugs which are beneficial when used as medicine and in quantity as prescribed by the medical expert. But  when intake of drugs becomes a habit, it  impacts the character of the individual concerned    adversely since this sort of behavior  pattern is obsessive in nature. 

HOW BEST TO DEADDICT

The following should always be kept in mind for ridding ourselves from addiction:

  • We should have total control over our mind since uncontrolled mind and senses are responsible for our habit formation. Therefore, controlling our mind is a must.
  • When somebody initiates us with some bad habit of drinking or smoking or drug, we should first of all introspect why such person wants to spend money on us. Reason for such a thought is not far to see if we use our faculties.

POSITIVE FRAME OF MIND COULD HELP US RIDDING ANY HABIT

  • Even after addiction, we can get rid of the bad habit with self effort and strong determination.
  • We should seek medical care within the shortest timeframe. There are so many rehabilitation centre from where help could be had for ridding this bad habit. But again, sincere efforts for recovery have to start from our within.
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  • Self belief and belief on our God can deliver us from this bad habit. This could be done by following spiritually oriented existence.

In sum, we all are aware of the crying need of preventing the drug trafficking since it is not only polluting the young minds and resulting in creating them a physical wreck but also creating mental health issues. Therefore, best way is to tighten our laws for awarding severe punishment for those who are instrument in spreading the drug abuse amongst the general masses thus ruining the future of our younger generations.

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  1. TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DRUG ABUSE AND ILLEGAL DRUG TRAFFICKING.

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    HARBANS

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