What do drugs do to your body?
A drug when inhaled, objected, smoked, consumed, absorbed via a patch on the skin, or dissolved under the tongue, affect the function of the central nervous system, altering perception, mood or consciousness.
Taken in excess causes depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Sedation or drowsiness, Slowed movement, delayed reactions, difficulty breathing or shallow breathing, reduced heart rate, brain damage, collapsed veins or scarred veins from injections, infections and diseases such as HIV and in the end leads to DEATH.
Has our education failed so horribly that 75% of Indian homes have at least one drug user, sometimes as young as nine? 35% of children have a history of substance abuse, especially kids on street, working and trafficked. It is a happy feeling to see the youth gaining knowledge. However, it is a terrible feeling seeing them gaining knowledge in the wrong field.
We are aware how peer groups influence this habit. We know it is the wrong kind of influence. We know how parents ignore their kids. We know it is the lack of education. However, is it that difficult to say a NO?
Do you want to get high? NO
Do you want drugs? NO
Do you want to get addicted? NO
Do you want to ruin your life? NO
Do you want to harm your body? NO
Do you want a painful death? NO
Nobody can pressurise you once you say a NO, because when a person says NO. It means NO.
In spite of THE NARCOTIC DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES ACT, 1985, it is illegal for a person to produce/manufacture/cultivate, possess, sell, purchase, transport, store, and/or consume any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance. However, it is still out there. The youth is affected and you and I are the ones to stop it. Take a stand and make them say NO.
-Leo Shailja Katwala,
Leo Club Of Juhu