National Anti-Drug Addiction Day is observed every year on 2nd October. The aim of the day is to make India free from drug and to preserve the talent. Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi condemned the use of drugs.Drug addiction leads to chronic brain diseases. Drugs are one of the greatest evils for our society. It not only affects the individual but also the society. It causes loss of ability to make rational decisions and takes precedence over everything else – career, family, loved ones, friends and even civic sense. Most people start to take drugs for experiment, fun and curiosity while some succumb to peer-pressure. Some people misuse life saving medicines as drugs.
Drug addition may be difficult to deal with but recovery from drug addiction is not impossible.
Adverse effects of Drugs
Behavioral and Psychological Changes
Drugs addicts face problems in their social as well in personal lives. They are likely to engage in anti social activities.
Drug addicts beg, borrow or steal money to satisfy their quest.
How to Deal with Drug and Drug Addicts
A well known saying is "Attack the problem, not the person".
Give emotional support
With emotional support drug addicts can recover faster.
Cultivate Strong will
Rehabilitation involves psychotherapy, counseling and addressing various aspects of your life including personal and professional life.
Join a support group
When you interact with people who have a similar problem, their stories and experiences will encourage you in speedy recovery.
Stay away from addicts
Change your social circle if people misguide you to such temptation.
Get involved in activities
Get involved in creative and recreational activities such as playing games, setting new goals, meditation and yoga.
Connect with family and friends and involve yourself in social activities. Social groups also have responsibility to help addicts.
If you want to quit tobacco but are confused how to do it, join m-cessation programme of Ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW).
Any tobacco user willing to quit tobacco can give a missed call on 011-22901701 for registration. You can also e-register yourself by filling your mobile number and e mail ID through http://www.nhp.gov.in/quit-tobacco. Thereafter, a two-way SMS process begins, wherein the registered user will be sent a welcome QUITNOW SMS, immediately from the short-code allocated through National Informatics Centre viz.5616115. This will be followed by more SMSs, some of which will request reply back. An exclusive email ID “email@example.com’ has been formulated for purposes of sending mailers for promotion of the project as well as to inform people at large regarding the ill effects of tobacco use at regular intervals.
Where is a will, there is a way. If you decide to quit, here are some ways to manage your craving.
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