Youth and Addiction: Drug Addiction in Youth of India

  • Avijit Shukla and Ankita Mishra
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  • Avijit Shukla

    Student at Apex University, Jaipur, India

  • Ankita Mishra

    Student at Apex University, Jaipur, India

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Substance abuse, addiction, and overuse are a global problem these days, leading to crimes, jail and income cases hospital, and death. A 19-year-old college student a cocaine addict, died in front of his parents at the hospital after suffering from a cardiac arrest after consuming. Drug abuse is not just becoming common but also becoming a fashion amongst college-going students. They do not understand the ill effects of consuming drugs psychologically or physically and indulge themselves in a momentary dopamine rush. Drugs have a very drastic domino effect on any person using them from trying the drug once to becoming an addict is a journey with a very fine line and most of the youth who are still at the mental development stage cannot differentiate between the right and the wrong and end up as an addict. Lack of education, lack of guidance, and peers pressure are the most crucial factors playing a very important role in driving a teenager on the destructive path. Substance abuse is a very complicated and multi-dimensional problem that needs to be curbed in the swiftest way possible.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 4, Page 116 - 123


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