22 Oct 2018

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Drug addiction among students

Fatima Zahid

In life, things happen, we react, process what happened and decide on new action. But the framework is quite different about what I am going to discuss. Here people see things happening but don’t react on what they see. The milieu I am going to discuss has two main points: First one is how educational institute students are becoming drug addicts more rapidly and second how parents are playing an important role for their children to become a drug addict. A report claims that 9.1 percent of male students and 5.6 percent of female students are consuming drugs in educational institutes of Pakistan. Everybody is taking it as fun. Even young girls consume hashish to smoke away their boredom. Girls start consuming drugs because of their break-ups.

I have been consuming hashish for two years now. I am suffering from memory loss and fatigue, a red-eyed young student (my brother’s friend), narrated his ordeal in between his strokes of hashish-laden cigarette. He added hashish addiction was on top among other drugs consumption in Pakistan. Moreover, daily when I come to university, I see 6 to 7 groups comprise of 4-5 students each gather around in green belt right beside our parking enjoy doing hashish. Even police don’t bother to stop this crime, if they caught some students doing hashish they set them free by taking RS 500-1000.

The rationale he started doing drugs is his parents and I have met so many other people who blame their parents for their drug addiction but the question arises how parents play role in their children becoming an addict? “My father has done second marriage and my mother is in affair with someone else now, they both don’t have time for me. I feel isolated being at home so I started to spend my nights over at my best friend place, from where I caught the habit of drugs” said a young drug addicted. He added more that his father and mother both didn’t pay any attention towards his life and whenever he asked for money from his father, he has always provided money his son craved for.

Is this our youth? Are they the future of Pakistan? Are they going to be good parents? The answer is very clear “NO”. Where is this country going? We all see students doing drugs but no one is taking an action. Parents need to step up for their children; they need to pay proper attention towards their sons and daughters life. They should not provide such liberty to their children that they can do whatever they want to do as they feel doing anything can’t harm them. And lastly, teenagers should think that this is not their future. This will only damage and ruin their life. Universities should arrange anti-drugs workshops to create awareness among the students. It’s high time we should change ourselves and we need to rethink and unlearn our old concepts. Get Well Soon Pakistan!

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