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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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Drug abuse Problems Among Chidlren
By Safia Umer
Drug abuse is not confined to adults, our children are also using different kinds of drugs. Like adults, children are also using samad bond, petrol, cannabis, alochol and  heroin.  They are openely seen as using cirgarrette. The use of  betel nut is common among them.

They develop drug abuse problem genetically and enviormentally.  Children of addicted parents are more likely to abuse drugs. Children also abuse drugs by observing other drug abusers. Family, residential area, school are the places where children observe others abusing drugs. They try to copy them.

Child also abuses drugs due to peer pressure.  In a group, if one child is a drug abuser, he can incline other children to take drugs. Children are usually explorer and instantly experiment the new things.  They are more curious about their surroundings.  If they see a child taking drugs, they will like to try it their own self.

Children also hestiate to discuss every thing with their parents. If a child has fear of being scolded by parents, he will not tell them what his friends are doing.  In such situation, child  may use drugs on the request of his friends, or due to his curiosity about testing the drugs.  Therefore, parents should discuss necessary things with their children in order to build a trustworthy parent-childr relation.

Proper education at school regarding drug addiction can save the children from abusing drugs. Parents, teachers and community members should be informed about  the drug abuse problems (causing factors and effects).  They can build a  healthy environment that is needed to build skills among children to be healthy citizens in future.

Drug Free Nation 2013