The Addiction that can Damage Your Life

The addiction to drugs or anything that is harmful to the health or for the life of the person is not worth it. Every person has somebody who loves them, who took care of them who built them up them but some people are there who end their life because they are not able to get a good job or because they have a heart break or because there are many things in their lives that are not going in the right way or the way they want. But destroying life by addiction is not the solution to this.

Drugs are something that you cannot get rid of. It makes your body decompose from the inside day by day. You lose your attention, your activeness in schoolwork, if you are an adult then you lose your confidence to speak, your focus on work. Life is a beautiful gift from God that you cannot damage.  If God has created he is the one to take the life and no one can deny it. No one can destroy your life but you yourself. There are many Health Care Centres, dispensaries, hospitals that aid in de-addiction. 

There are many things that are grown in India like Cannabis which is grown without the permission of the Government and is illegal but people are motivated solely by financial gains and ignore the impact it creates on the lives of the users. 

If you fall once try twice,  If you fall twice try thrice, 

 If you fall thrice try the fourth time, Try up to then tell you stand up.


Procurement is the act of finding, acquiring buying goods and services through an external source to meet the requirements of the organisation. It is a much broader term that includes purchasing it to make profits and increase efficiency. Procurement is an important function in drug store management. It includes the selection of drugs, selection of sources of supply, preparing the purchase order, the follow-up to ensure timely deliveries, inspecting for quantity, and quality with a view to reducing investment.

Quitting smoking or drugs can be easy, But quitting life won’t be easy.

Drug Abuse in India 

 The 2018 theme of the drug abuse day is “listen first listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe”.

In Punjab recently, the cabinet has decided to recommend the death penalty for drug traffickers as the number of drug-related crimes under the narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances (NDPS) act has been on the rise.

Drug Abuse

Over the last few decades, drug consumption is the biggest problem affecting millions of lives of children and adolescents living in India. While there may be hundreds of reasons why one gets addicted to drugs, we simply cannot neglect the fact that millions of youth are wiped out from society because of drug use, drug trafficking, and drug peddling.

There are currently two issues that are going on in the country:-

  • One is the famous Sushant Singh Rajput case in which Rhea Chakraborty is alleged to drug him?
  • And the second is the Karnataka film industry, in which the celebrities found a link to be in drug battling a drug Mafia.

There is no part of the world that is free from drug use, drug trafficking, or drug peddling. India also is caught in this vicious cycle with adolescent children addicted to drugs due to peer pressure, or any other reason which lead to a measurable feature. It is important to remember here that drug abuse or crime rates are related;

The studies in Punjab says show that the drug addicted usually spend around 2000 to 5000 per day in order to consume narcotics drug and these drug addicts are usually between the age group of 15 to 30 years. It is logical to think that this age group of people are not in a state to afford this per – day. Therefore there is a backdoor way to commit crimes such as burglary, kidnapping to earn money and spend on their drug addiction. 

It is important that we must understand certain keywords related to drug abuse that are:-

  1. Drugs 
  2. Drug Abuse 
  3. Drug Addiction 

What are Drugs? 

If you have ever been sick then you know a kind of drug that is legal in India that is the medicine, is also a type of drug that we consume but it is for health benefits. Doctors suggest you prescribed medicines easily purchased from the pharmacy or dispensary and stored at your house; legally.

The second type is, cigarettes and alcohol these are the products that are not highly promoted and also not illegal up to certain age. A truck is a term of habit-forming substance or a chemical substance that directly affects the brain, nervous system, bodily function perception, or/and consciousness’ which has the potential for misuse. The frequent use of drugs is considered so dangerous that in the worst-case scenario, it can cause death. Most importantly it is also considered immoral, anti-social, and against the laws of any country. 

What is Drug Abuse? 

Drug abuse usually refers to the usage of illegal drug or abusive drugs. So technically a truck is a chemical substance that alters the normal functioning of a body. Drug abuse is the general term used to describe the excessive and habitual use of some kind of substance like the use of any illicit drug or misuse of legitimate drugs. This resulting in the physical or psychological harm of a particular or individual which also leads to impaired judgment, loss of physical and emotional control and renders the person into a state of intoxication. Drug abuse is also known as substance abuse. Such abusive drugs include:-

  • Smoking
  • Ganja/  hashish
  • Taking
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine 
  • LSD [3]
  • Injecting
  • Morphine 
  • Cannabis,
  • Opium,
  • Marijuana,
  • Crystal meth

What is Addiction?

The urge to repeatedly indulge in an activity or use of a substance that gives an utter sense of pleasure but which eventually harms the body is an addiction. It is the habit of consumption of a particular thing without having any second thought that it would damage the organs or the life of the person.

  • United Nations (UN) released the 2019 world drug report and estimates that drug use in India has gone up by 30%.
  • According to a prevailing study, 13.1 % of the people involved in substance abuse in India are below 20 years of age.
  • Another UN report states that 1 million heroin addicts are registered in India and officially there are 5 million. Punjab, Mizoram, and Manipur are the three most top states in India to use drugs.
  • The National Crime Record Bureau’s information as distributed in 2014 to reveal that India witnesses almost ten suicide a day because of substance addiction.
  • The magnitude of substance abuse in India 2019 report released by the Union Ministry says that over 3 crore Indians use Cannabis and over 2 crores are habituated to opioids like heroin. 
  • The NGO Save the Children stated, that about 50,923 children were found living on the streets of Delhi in 2011, and out of these 46,411 children were addicted to drugs.

Causes of Drug Abuse in India

  • Economic 
  • Social
  • Peer pressure 
  • Mental stress 

Famous drugs which are used all over India and in fact the world:-

  • Heroine
  • Cocaine 
  • Lysergic Diethylamide (LSD)
  • Crystal Meth 

Heroine is orally injected or smoked and it, collapses the vein, causes infection of blood valves, and also causes tuberculosis and arthritis. 

Cocaine snorting through nose rubbing disturbs the brain and sensory communication and, also causes extreme mental alertness and paranoia.

LSD is a form of a tablet that severely impaired judgement, causes terror, and panic attacks and loss of the ability to comprehend physical sensations.

It causes extreme weight loss, disturbed sleep patterns, aggressiveness, and irritability; also cause convulsions that lead to death, and damage blood vessels. 

Indian Laws against Drugs

The drug control laws in India are:-

  • Opium Act of 1857
  • Opium Act of 1878
  • The Dangerous Drugs Act 1930.

These were some basic laws it was not based on concrete principles. The statutory framework for drug use in India there are covered under

  1. Constitution of India
  2. International treaties and conventions
  3. Laws in India

Article 47

The Constitution of India obligates states to raise the level of nutrition and the standard of living and to improve Public Health. The state shall regard the raising of the level of nutrition and the standard of living of people and improvement of Public Health as among its primary duties and in particular, the states endeavor to bring about prohibition of the consumption of drugs except for medicinal purposes. 

International treaties and conventions.

  1. Conventions on Narcotic Drugs, 1961
  2. Convention on Psychotropic Substances, 1971.
  3. Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, 1988
  4. Transnational Crime Convention, 2000

Laws in India

  1. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985
  2. The Prevention of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1988
  3. Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.

The most important among all this is the narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances Act NDPS Act. NDPS act came into force on 14 November 1985 and it regulation certain activities including:

  • Merchandise
  • Cultivation 
  • Procurement 
  • Import
  • Export 
  • Possession 
  • Sale
  • Purchase 
  • Utilization 
  • Circulation of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances,

It has some features also according to the 1989 amendment which says that the government can build special courts for adjudicating drug related matters. The consumption of drugs is punishable under Section 27 of NDPS Act. Not only consumption but the holding of drugs itself is an offence. It means that if somebody has drugs at home but doesn’t consume it then also the person will be held liable for the offence. For many of offences, the penalty depends on the quantity of drugs involved. Quantity is divided into

  • Small quantity 
  • Commercial quantity 


In India, we have an addiction problem and let’s start with accepting the truth first. In Punjab, 75.5% of persons are involved in drug abuse and three out of four are addicted. Today, all the Metropolitan cities are becoming drug addiction centres and we should find how can we stop this problem of drug abuse rather than asking why there is drug abuse. Prevention is better than cure so what can be the cure for it, how can we prevent it. Only when society comes forward and schools and colleges become vocal about it can we overcome the lack of knowledge. 


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