Two days back, Indian film star Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) during a very major drug bust on a cruise ship near Mumbai. He is booked for the possession, consumption, and sale of illegal substances. This came as a shock to many, as people have not yet forgotten the death of Sushanth Singh Rajputh fondly known as SSR. Sushanth’s death has resulted in revealing a major drug mafia in Bollywood industry.
This is not the first time Indian celebrities are arrested for their illegal acts. People look up to these actors and they are supposed to be the role models for youth. However, in recent years people are losing hopes and interest in film fraternity for their irresponsible behaviors.
Why and what makes people take drugs? Why it is so dangerous? What is drug addiction or drug abuse? Time to time it is essential to remind and teach younger generation about the dangerous world of narcotics and drug abuse.
Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her. Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. It can be wrongfully assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior.
In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions. In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so. Through scientific advances, we know more about how drugs work in the brain than ever, and we also know that drug addiction can be successfully treated to help people stop abusing drugs and lead productive lives.
Remember: Drug abuse and addiction have negative consequences for individuals and for society.
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: October 4, 2021