Drug addiction means ‘developing the habit of taking intoxicants’. In the materialistic world today, where man is burdened with worries, drug addiction has become a fashion as well as a practice.
People belonging to the upper section of society have turned to drug-taking for saving themselves from the worries they have to face in their day-to-day life. People belonging to the lower section have fallen into the clutches of the anti-social elements and have turned to drug taking.
The practice of drug-taking has let loose the doors to hell. Brown-sugar, opium, hashish, ganja and the like are taking the drug-addicts nearer to death quicker than any other malady.
According to a recent report, more than one and half a million people lose their lives by these drugs every year. The life of a drug-addict becomes a hell. He feels physically wrecked, morally degraded and mentally bankrupt.
He becomes a diseased organ of society. Immediate and effective steps should be taken to root out this evil from the society. Otherwise, a total ruin of society would not be far off.