Bloggers Unite: Say No to Drug Abuse

Today is the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking. The aim of this day is to raise consciousness against drug abuse and its dark effects on human body, mind and the society.
Don't let drugs control your life
What is drug abuse?
Drug abuse is the use of illicit drugs or the abuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs for purposes other than those for which they are indicated or in a manner or in quantities other than directed. Source

There are many reason for a teenager or a young adult to fall victim to this. Depression, trying to fit in, trying to relax or just simply trying to experiment can be some of the reasons for abusing drugs. But none of these can work as an excuse.

Some facts about drug abuse

The book called "The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy" has some very horrifying facts about drug addiction. You can collect this book from amazon.
Illegal drugs are spreading its wings over the world very quickly. The amount of money one can get by selling illegal drugs, drag thousands into drug trafficking. Currently there are about 208 million illegal drug users all over the world. The death toll for drug abuse is also very high. In USA alone 19,171 people die every year due to drug abuse. The demand for drugs in the society is increasing day by day. As the price of drugs is very high, crime rate has also raised so that the addicted people can collect the drug money.

What can we do?

We must raise awareness about the effects of taking drugs. Blogs and other media can be a nice platform for this.

Family members should be really supportive and they should keep a close eye on their youngster growing up. Drug users go through a sudden behavior and daily routine change. Parents should be aware of these changes. Taking proper steps in the early stages of addiction is far better and safer than reacting later.

Once someone is addicted to drugs and alcohol, it’s very hard for them to get away from this dark lifestyle. Professional help is needed to overcome this curse. But above all they need strong determination and support from their friends and family. Without this, I think that recovering from addiction will be next to impossible.

Addiction treatment is a way out of the endless loop of personal defeat, crime, and risky situations.

Authority must stand on a strict position to reduce and eradicate drug trafficking. As long as drugs are available in the streets, the number of illegal drug users will increase. We have to stand beside the government and create a social barricade to keep the illicit drugs out.

If you write a post on this day or on this issue, please be sure to notify me, as I’ll love to read your post.
Thanks to Bloggers Unite for giving us the floor to write about this serious issue.
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  1. While I agree that it's important to highlight the problems of drug abuse, we should be aware of the political and media bandwagon that fails to recognise the distinction between "abuse" and "use". Our society has a highly artificial distinction between "good" chemicals (Paracetamol, Codeine, Viagra, Zoloft, caffeine, alcohol) and "evil" chemicals (DMT, MDMA, LSD), and the difference between the two in terms of actual harm done is often completely falsified for political and "moral" ends.

    There's a world of difference between a troubled teenager who becomes addicted to heroin, and a healthy, intelligent adult who uses MDMA in an informed manner to enhance and expand their experience - and the former is rarely compared (in the media) to the stressed-out housewife who is dependent on Valium to get through the day.

  2. @Mark, Yes, i must agree that the difference between these two cases are prominent. But in the long term, both are highly dangerous.

    thanks for your comment. :)

  3. First of all, congrats on reaching your 100th post! What an achievement. ^^

    Drug abuse has been a problem since many years ago, and alarming to see the numbers are still increasing till today. It's a good cause for bringing up this topic, and create awareness to everyone. I do agree that, family plays an important role in monitoring, especially during the younger years of their children.

    Good effort, thanks for sharing the info.

    social media/blogging

  4. @Ching, the more people will know and talk about this issue, awareness will be raised. and by raising awareness we can fight back this curse.

    BTW, thanks for wishing me on the anniversary of my blog. :)

  5. I agree, this should be spread as much as possible.

    If we don't take any actions now, it might be too late later on..

  6. Using our own network to prevent drug use or abuse is a good way to fight this. It is an important issue and one that will not go away overnight.

  7. The issue on Drugs has been talk about for many years now and there may have been some improvement but I guess this is just too big of a problem but it does not mean that I give up on this cause... I believe the issue should be raise as a cancer to society and maybe in our little ways we can stop this from spreading... This is a cause worth fighting for I suppose...

  8. @Zubair, Venrilo, DIS, thank you all for your comments. yes, drug abuse is like the cancer of a society. it can spread like wildfire if not uprooted.

  9. I'm definitely against, and will fight against, illegal drugs. It has destroyed a lot of lives. And I don't want my loved-ones to fall under their trap. I hope the issue on drugs gets resolved as soon as possible.

  10. Drug Abuse and Dependence:Compulsive use of a substance or substances which may result in negative and often dangerous effects.Using a drug excessively for purposes for which it is not medically intended

  11. Now day, lots of teens are using the drug. In order to receive professional assistance in any of the drug rehab centers. we need to get clear answers for all our queries.

  12. Thanks everyone for your inspiring words. Your comments are really a sign of consciousness and hope.

  13. Brug rehabilitation is an umbrella term for the processes of medical and/or psychotherapeutic treatment, for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and so-called street drugs such as cocaine, heroin or amphetamines. The general intent is to enable the patient to cease substance abuse, in order to avoid the psychological, legal, financial, social, and physical consequences that can be caused, especially by extreme abuse. Thank you for the post.