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By the grace of Allah Almighty, we have prepared a self-help booklet for guiding our youth so that they learn to stay away from drugs. This booklet has been published by Drug Free Nation working on drug abuse prevention
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Positive Self -image Prevents Drug Abuse
By Riffat Sadiq
Self-image is defined as the person's perception of self or self-portrait.  A person who perceives him self good enough to be the part of his environment indicates his positive self-image. This positive self- image helps to grow successfully, develop skills and reduces the risk of psycho-social diseases; e.g drug abuse. Self-image is the combination of four components which are as follows'
Physical Self-Image refers to how a person perceives his body and appearance. Allah has created people of different faces, structures and complexion. People themselves are not responsible for their appearance. If a person feels satisfied with his appearance and complexion, he will be having positive physical self image. Then he will be no need to show him stronger in front of his friends who are in favor of using drugs to fit in.

Emotional Self-Image refers to whether a person is aware of his emotional needs, understands his personality, skills and talents, attitudes etc. If a person thinks him self competent enough to do a job, to face a situation and trust himself, then he will be having positive emotional self-image. Having positive emotional image, a person can deal effectively with peer pressure, face life stressor and will be able to find the solution of a problem instead of taking drugs.

Social Self-Image refers to how a person perceives his position in the environment, people and interpersonal relations. If a person thinks to be able enough to interact with people, make proper relationships and having balance perception of society, he will be having positive social self-image. This positive social self-image will prevent inferiority feelings, hopelessness, feeling of rejection and loneliness. Sense of being able to be part of social environment reduces the risk of drug abuse.

Spiritual Self-Image refers to whether a person has a sense of right and wrong, his responsibilities, rights and perceives Almighty to be there to support him in time of adversity. If a person knows appropriated way of gratifying his needs, rely on decisions, asks for help from Almighty in time of need, he will be having positive spiritual self-image. By improving spiritual self image, one can fulfill his responsibilities, strives for his rights, forgives self and others and seeks helps from Allah when there is no one to help him. By doing so, he will be able to fight drug abuse problems.

Drug Free Nation 2013