Intensify before it is too late

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The Jammu and Kashmir Police is confronted by the challenge of curbing the scourge of drugs which was feared to be rampant in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police is confronted by the challenge of curbing the scourge of drugs which was feared to be rampant in Jammu and Kashmir.

People for the past several years had feared that the scourge of drugs was rampant in J&K and wanted to curb it as much as possible by the administration.

In a bid to curb the impact of drugs on the youth, the police led by the respective Senior Superintendent of Police are proceeding with the action while Deputy Superintendent’s of Police (DySPs) put the responsibility of this task on his shoulders to fight this battle.

“No one in the JK will be spared under any circumstances regarding the drug scourge,”police is saying day in day out while appealing to people to cooperate with the police to eradicate the drug menace in UT. In a bid to eradicate drug menace from the society, lot many counselling sessions were organized by the police in several areas of J&K.

Against 3 percent of heroin addicts among total patients that the Valley’s mental health hospital saw in a month rose to a whopping 90 percent. And this is not only limited to behavioral spillover but a medical impact too: due to the rising number of addicts using heroin as injectable, another epidemic of Hepatitis-C is also a threat to the youth. It is a ticking time-bomb. Before it blasts — tearing the society into mere shreds — the action is needed.

There is a growing need to treat addicts like patients – rather than criminals. Help is needed, not stigmatisation. There is a significant need for awareness and rehabilitation. The government too needs to make more programs for awareness related to the cons of drug abuse and schools are an important place to start with. It shouldn’t wait, the government, society, and people, in general, have to start now. Kashmir’s youth is already battered — living between curfews and lockdowns with the economy in shambles — the fight against drugs must intensity before it is too late.

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