The Problem of Drug addiction in India: Its Consequences and Effective measures

  • Jasleen Dua Assistant professor, Sociology Department, Khalsa College for Women. ASR., 465/7, Basant Nagar, Majitha road, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Abstract

Drug Addiction is a very severe problem in the Indian region which is affecting all aspects of the society. It has received greater attention in recent times due to the proliferating magnitude of the problem and the changing trends in usage of drugs particularly in youth. Drugs have started breeding their own sub-culture, which has its own norms, values, behaviour and symbols. This problem deteriorates an individual’s health and happiness of an individual, the family, the community and the society. Today, there is no part of the world that is free from the curse of drug trafficking and drug addiction. Drug Addiction is not confined to a single person or region. Its number could be varied and found in any age, gender, ethnicity, social class or religion. As a matter of fact, the tentacles of drug addiction have spread world widely covering every country in the world. There are various factors like peer pressure, masses high aspirations, unemployment and changing societal order are continuously enhancing this particular menace. The present study therefore aims to study the distinctive consequences behind the problem of drug addiction which impacts the masses physically, psychologically, economically and socially. It also manifests some possible solutions that could be taken by family, community, friends and society to eradicate this problem.


Keywords: Drug Addiction, Drug Abuse, Drug Usage, Impacts of Drugs.

Keywords: Drug Addiction, Drug Abuse, Drug Usage, Impacts of Drugs

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Author Biography

Jasleen Dua, Assistant professor, Sociology Department, Khalsa College for Women. ASR., 465/7, Basant Nagar, Majitha road, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Assistant professor, Sociology Department, Khalsa College for Women. ASR., 465/7, Basant Nagar, Majitha road, Amritsar, Punjab, India

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Dua J. The Problem of Drug addiction in India: Its Consequences and Effective measures. JDDT [Internet]. 15Feb.2022 [cited 22Feb.2024];12(1-S):159-63. Available from: https://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/5192