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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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Stress and Drug Abuse Problems
By Mehreen Rizwan
In fact, stress is one's reaction toward stressors. Two persons in a same situation may react differently.  Social factors play the role of stressors in our life, for examples; poverty, marriage, dysfunctional family, unemployment etc. An individual interprets all of these problems in either positive or negative way.  Minor level of stress is essential to solve the problems but moderate to sever level of stress impede the person's functioning and his coping skills. As a result, he tilts toward those activities which may provide him immediate relax. In search of immediate relax; he gets involved in the swamp of drug abuse. Drug abuse does not solve his problem and reduce his level of stress but further destructs his mental and physical health.
Therefore, the prime goal of a person being under stressed should be able to respond to stress effectively, and it is possible by finding the ways that help in reducing the level of stress. Stress appears in different physical and psychological symptoms which are as follows;
Physical Symptoms:
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Body aches
  • Palpitation
Psychological Symptoms
  • Tension
  • Mood swings
  • Sadness
  • Poor concentration
  • Indecision
  • Irritability
  • Poor sleep
Strategies to manage stress:
  • Make a balanced diet plan which provides you enough nourishment and energy to your body
  • Do physical exercises (jogging, walking to make your body fit)
  • Do mental exercises ( meditation, yoga, prayer) to be mentally relaxed
  • Take shower
  • Go for prayer according to your religion
  • Discuss your problem with a reliable person/professional
  • Generate strategies to solve your problem

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