Drug Addiction: The Problem Of Drugs In Sikkim

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The problem of drugs, covered by the media on a regular basis, is a reflection of the product of complex societal conditions. Drugs are becoming common phenomena among the youths and drug addictions is state of psychological dependence on the substance . in family, parents are the role model for their child, as changes take place in social structure, the role of parents are also changing and directly or indirectly affecting their child. Thus, ‘social change is basic to the appearance of the social problems. A change inevitably threatens strong interests, disrupts habits, creates distress, and result in the development of new social patterns. Social change generally focuses on conflicts of values’. This modern culture consequently reflects the “status frustration”, because there is unequal access to opportunity, there is greater pressure on certain groups within social structure to deviate. There is constantly increasing of anomic situation in the society, which is leading to high risk of drug abuse due to inequality and disorganization of the families in the Sikkim’s society. Cannabis (charas / ganja / bhang), heroin and pharmaceutical drugs (cough syrups, N-10, Spasmoproxyvon and Valium) are most frequently abused drugs in the state of Sikkim.

Young people are the ones who are indulging into drug addiction. They are more obsessed with their individual self that they do not think about anyone else. The impact of other culture is evident in the

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