Everyone wants to be happy. Nobody wants to be sad and alone. Each of us, especially the youth of the country, is looking for some kind of way to be happy. They become addicted to anything that gives them a high.
For some, this is their mobile phone, it can be a drug for others, for others, it can be a video game, and so on. They often engage in anything that is easily accessible to them and become accustomed almost immediately.
Increasing addictions among youth can be blamed for changing the lifestyle of people. In earlier times, people lived together as a large family.
The joint family system was popular in our country. The family members interacted with each other and shared all their pleasures and sorrows.
He shared a close relationship with his relatives and neighbours. It created the basis for a healthy environment which proved to be good for the development of their children.
But today, young children are often left alone with the help of home. There is not enough time for their parents to interact with them and create good rituals for them.
Children spend most of their time watching television and playing mobile games and become accustomed to them. Teens are often consumed with drugs to get relief from the growing competition in the school. They soon become addicted to them.
Intoxication is a global problem. The youth around the world are known to consume various types of medicines.
Unfortunately, a large number of young drug users are from India. That’s because corruption is in the heart of our country.
In India, the illegal supply of medicines is common. Medicines Suppliers target our country’s youth to claim their sales. Young people often become prey to them and waste their future.
The Youth of India: the most affected by drug addiction
Different types of medicines have different effects on our senses. While some feel confident and speed up our brain activity, others slow down our ability to think, yet others take us to a different level and often cause hallucinations. All types of drugs give a temporary high and thus continuously consume them to stay in that generous state of mind by consuming drugs. They do not realize the damage caused by them.
Drug-addicted young Indians are spoiling their lives. Drug addiction is the worst addiction. This causes many mental and physical illnesses. Young children accustomed to drugs often go into depression. To cope with stress and depression, they try to consume more medicines. They keep roaming around and are never able to leave this addiction. They lose their sense of control and become weak. Many of them commit suicide or are involved in various types of criminal activities.
Many drug addicts are suffering from health conditions like organ damage and stroke.
Rehabilitation Center for Delinquency
Several rehabilitation centres have been opened in India to get rid of drug addiction. Addiction is a serious problem. It should not be overlooked. Any person suffering from this problem should be admitted to a good rehabilitation center to get professional help to get rid of the addiction.
India’s young is intelligent and promising. Its enthusiasm and energy should be kept for good use. However, sadly, drug addiction is the majority of the young population of our country. Efforts should be made to overcome this problem.
It is said right, “excess of anything is bad”. Whatever we do / excessive use is harmful. Everything should have a limit. When grown up, mature people are able to pull that line which youngsters in the country can rarely set a threshold. Young people like to search and achieve as much as possible. It’s a good thing if they take their energy in the right direction.
But unfortunately, in most cases, attracting young people’s attention is not very good for their future and before they know they are addicted to these things. Drug addiction, mobile addiction, alcohol addiction, gaming addiction and TV addiction are among the most common types of addictions that Indian youth are suffering from.
Impact of addiction on the mental health of youth of India
People become accustomed to different things because they like the strange and soothing effects that fall on their brains. What they do not understand is that this effect is temporary and it can have serious consequences in the long run. Due to various addictions, the mental health of the youth of India is adversely affecting. Here is how the effects of various types of addiction affect a person’s mental health:
- It slows down the brain’s activity. An addict is unable to think rationally and is unable to make quick / correct decisions.
- An addict becomes a small creature and displays offensive behaviour.
- Some types of addictions like alcoholic and alcohol addiction cause hallucinations.
Impact of addiction on the physical health of youth of India
Different types of addictions have different effects on the physical health of a person. Here are some of the following:
- Mobile and TV addicts often complain of red, itchy and swollen eyes.
- These addicts often suffer from headaches and migraines.
- These drunken obesity are at a higher risk of developing health conditions such as cardiovascular diseases.
- Drug addicts are more likely to suffer from serious health issues, including some names like liver and kidney, cancer, lung problems, brain stroke and hypertension.
Thus, due to addiction, various types of physical and mental health problems are happening in the youth.
These problems may initially look younger; However, most of them grow over time and can be a threat to life. It is important to address them on time to save the future of India’s youth.
It has been observed that children aged 10-19 are suffering from different types of addictions in India. In India, youth minds who become a part of this age group live away from studies. They try to fulfill the expectations of their teachers and parents. If they do not get good grades or they do not behave properly, they have to scold and have to bear the insults.
It has the opposite effect on their mind. Many of them try to escape from these problems because they are unable to bear the stress. They try to overcome this tension in different ways and soon these devices turn into serious addictions.
Parents should guide their children
Many students in India try to overcome stress by taking drugs. They get access to drugs through their friends in schools and colleges. They love the effects of these substances and see it as a way of avoiding their regular problems. They soon become addicted to them.
Parents must keep their children away from these narcotics. It is time to realize that mad competition in schools and colleges is ruining the future of youth rather than improving it.
A high level of competition is stressing students and taking them out. Parents’ attention should not be on their children to see high scores in the class.
Instead, it should be on the care of a healthy and sensible child who can distinguish between right and wrong. Parents should guide their children and should be there for them at every step.
They should improve their skills but should understand their caliber. Parents must keep their children away from these narcotics.
It is time to realize that mad competition in schools and colleges is ruining the future of youth rather than improving it. A high level of competition is stressing students and taking them out. Parents’ attention should not be on their children to see high scores in the class.
Instead, it should be on the care of a healthy and sensible child who can distinguish between right and wrong.
Parents should guide their children and should be there for them at every step. They should improve their skills but should understand their calibre.
They should not be dominated by studies and other such expectations. They should maintain a close relationship with their children.
Parents should monitor their children’s activities and see that they are not victims of any kind of intoxication.
No symptoms or any kind of intoxication should be ignored. It should be addressed immediately. Parents need to understand that compelling their children and compelling them to leave an addiction does not help.
Getting rid of any kind of addiction is a gradual process. During this process, the parents should stand by their children. To help them overcome addiction, they should provide guidance and assistance to their children.
Schools/colleges should run an awareness program
Schools should also run special programs to make students aware of the harmful effects of various types of addictions.
During these programs, they should highlight the long-term effects of long-term addictions and different types of addictions.
Small children easily adopt good habits and bad habits. When they see the negative consequences of drugs, mobile, gaming and other forms of addiction, they will avoid being indulged in it.
Schools should focus on incorporating good habits into children and not excessive pressure on
learning academic lessons.
The youth of India can stay away from different types of addictions and can easily remove them if their elders guide them properly.