Afsa Hidayat Zehri
Drug addiction has become a huge problem in Balochistan, especially in teenagers. The life of an addict gets spoiled as the person usually loses contact with his family. The youth is having problem with unemployment which is the main reason for drug addiction. If we compare health problems, there are many dangerous effects of drugs. Rural areas are having a large number of drug addicts due to poverty, depression, and unemployment.
Drug addiction is basically a brain disease that changes the functioning of the brain. The most disturbing fact about drug addiction is that people in different cities and villages of Balochistan are becoming addicted to all kinds of drugs. Street drugs and heroin are the worst types of drugs. Heroin is one of the dangerous drugs that affect the whole working of a heart. Nowadays, as it is common in youth of Balochistan to find a job in different cities of the province, the youngsters who start their careers, face several problems while settling into the new city life that comes with lots of changes. But when they don’t get a job, they get compelled to become the addict of drugs. They are more likely to alleviate stress through the use of drugs and similar substances.
The alarming rate of drugs consumption in Balochistan has always been a problem and has detrimental effects on the societies of each city in Balochistan. The worst thing about drugs is that they affect innocent youth in every region of the province. Drugs have their evil effects on mind and body cells of the addicts. There are various reasons why youth and teenagers are addicted to drugs. Lack of self-confidence is considered one of the primary causes of drug addiction. There are many areas in Balochistan where a lot of young people experience the pressure to use drugs, drink alcohol and smoke. As the individual continues to increase the dosage, they may develop physical dependence. The biggest reason why people start using drugs is because of their friends or colleagues. There is a lack of good clinics and hospitals in Balochistan. Areas such as Quetta, Khuzdar, Hub Chowki, Gwadar, Lasbella, Panjgur, Turbat, and many other regions have no adequate facilities to treat an individual. At the same time, if treatment is not sought in time, the physical and emotional health deteriorates. The addict becomes dependent on the drug to the extent that they cannot stop using it. Despite having full knowledge of its effects on health, addicts use it on a regular basis. If the government of Balochistan investigates the smuggling of drugs through different cities and villages of Balochistan, then the usage of drugs can be reduced. Using illegal drugs can lead to addiction and becomes a long-term habit.
The availability of these drugs plays an integral role in the perpetuation of addictive behaviors within families. Besides the poor, rich people also use different sorts of drugs, just to get relief from depression. However, Balochistan suffers the most due to drug addiction.
Drug abuse is rapidly growing in the region. The current government and federal ministers are warmly requested to provide employment/jobs to the youth of Balochistan and take action to stop these smugglings and save the youth of Balochistan.
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