The case of drug addiction among youth is the problem of prime concern.Students and teenagers have indulged in this heinous act and it is extremely impossible to control them.Many students get caught by the police in pubs and discos but soon they are released by paying only few bugs.
Recently,police had caught 100-150 students in a disco(Mumbai) with cocain and heroin but they were acquitted after few hours of interrogation.When this question was raised by the media then one of the officer told the reporter that those students were very young and they did not want to spoil their lives so they had released them after giving some admonition.But the fact was that all the students were from a high profile and influential families and there was a pressure from higher authorities on their arrest.So students were released after paying some 20,000 bugs.
The problem of drug addiction cannot be solved by implementing strict laws and orders.Students who have got the addiction are not criminals but mere patients.Drug addiction has to be treated as an illness but not punished as a crime which is done in India.Criminals are those who are indulged in the illicit trafficking of drugs.These drug peddlers who are responsible for spoiling the lives of juveniles should be severely and strictly punished by the Indian government because such savage people will not be tolerated in the society.
Rehabilitation centers should be made for addicted students where they should be kept with care and every precautionary measure should be taken by the doctors and authorities to find out the reason behind their addiction.Love failure,unable to secure high marks in examination,harassment by security forces,peer pressure,depression etc are few reasons behind this addiction.
One of the strange reason given by the victim when asked was:
I AM NOT AFRAID OF DYING BUT SOMETIMES I AM MORE AFRAID OF LIVING.
Sometimes people who get depressed with their lives are involved in addiction as the usage of drug provides temporary protection from pain and freedom from anxiety.The desire of living is usually finished in such kind of people and it leads to habituation of drugs.
As a matter of fact,the problem of such victims can be solved only with talks and treatment,and not with lathi charge and warnings.Teachers and parents should take care of their children as barbaric persons and drug peddlers can make benefit of their adolescences by getting them involved in this inhumane act.