Drugs are a menace that can put the whole generation under severe threats. These are serious narcotic products that cause an unprecedented impact on the human mind, brain, and the whole internal system. It is simple to conclude that drugs are nothing but poisons that a major portion of the human population on this earth is consuming. The alarming impact can be seen everywhere. Under the influence of these products, humans commit heinous criminal offenses and on many occasions, they are unaware of their action.
To free the earth and humanity from the ill impact of various types of drugs, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 26 as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The UN General Assembly took the decision of observing the day at its special meeting on December 7, 1987. Since then, the day is being celebrated all over the world as you may hardly find a country on this planet of ours that is not facing this menace. Even if the day is getting enormous significance these days, the best results are yet to be achieved. There can be multiple reasons for not getting the right returns.
One of the most important factors lies in the fact that human beings are not serious about realizing the deadly impact of drugs in their life. It would not be wrong to say that drugs cannot do any good to human beings and their lives. It can only cause serious damages that can make them live a terrible life if they fail to say ‘No’ to the drugs. Since people fail to realize the impact of drugs on their life, therefore the role of their family and other social organizations becomes very significant here indeed.
Some Harmful Impacts of Drug Abuse on Human Body and Health:
Drugs leave hosts of impacts on human health and the body. Some of the most dangerous ones include the following:
- Drugs weaken the immune system resulting in increases in illness and various infections
- Severe heart disorders that often prove to be fatal causing life threats
- Give rise to the cases of cancer
- Nausea and abdominal pain, which can also lead to changes in appetite and weight loss
- Increased strain on the liver that leads to significant liver disorders and liver failure
- Increase in the cases related to seizures, stroke, mental confusion, and brain damage
- Lung ailment
- Problems with memory and loss of attention and capacity to make decision
- The body gets exposed to many critical disorder with reducing the capability to fight them
Apart from these, harmful drugs may leave some long-term or permanent health disorders that can be extremely dangerous. They make living very difficult. They include the following:
- Panic Disorders
- Increased Anger
Most of these are, basically, mental disorders that the drug addicts develop after they consume dangerous drugs for a longer time. Remember, these diseases can be extremely difficult to cure. They often involve medication for longer durations, which is often too expensive to afford.
Is It Impossible to Say ‘No’ To Drugs?
No, not at all! Nothing is impossible for the human beings if they are determined to do it. Usually, they face failure only when they are not determined to their goals and objectives. In the case of drug abuse and saying “No’ to it, people often become blind to their own faults and that is why they cannot realize the damages these drugs may cause them. They often become violent if someone tries to make them realize their faults and make them correct those. They often commit serious criminal offenses too! On some occasions, these offenses are fatal!
The Role of the Society for a Drug-Free World:
Here, the term ‘society’ would include the family of the drug addicts and the people around them, including the organizations that fight against drug and addiction. The task is not simple and that is why the challenges are very critical at times. Still, the following are a few things that people may think about doing while they help drug addicts to leave taking drugs in any form:
- They can make them realize how their addiction can impact others around them.
- Be full of compassion and empathy towards the person in crisis
- Set boundaries of behaviors for them and stick to them. Try not to tolerate them at all!
- Never be judgmental
- Be consistent in your words and your actions
- Try not to impose anything harsh on them as it can make them stubborn.
- You need to be very patient in your actions
So, fighting drugs and drug addicts are two different things. You can hate drugs but you cannot hate the addicts. You can throw away the drugs but you cannot do the same to the addicts. So, your behavior to both cannot be similar. Without any kind of doubts, one must accept that the task is very difficult but one must fight against it with a positive mindset. They must have faith in their capabilities that can make them successful in freeing their loved ones from this menace.