I would like to send my congratulations on your fine efforts to prevent the spread of drug abuse in your proud Nation.
I believe your booklet showing 7- Ways for staying away from drugs will address .
the subject in a way that is suitable for your culture. As is the case in any culture suffering from an epidemic it is of vital importance that prevention strategies must be put in place to prevent the disease spreading.
Drug use and addiction is no different as it is highly communicable. Education and prevention programs do work and also early intervention before the disease of addiction takes hold. This must include the family. Poverty is a root cause of the drugs sub culture and NGO's need also to speak fearlessly for the vulnerable people who do not have the resources to do so. Therefore, education of policy makers must play a key role in the work to reduce the demand for drugs.
All Nations who have signed the UN Conventions on Narcotic Drugs ( as has Pakistan) are entitled to the support of international bodies and individuals. Drug legalisation cannot be considered the answer as the ready availability of toxic addictive substances will serve to destroy your Nations most valuable asset.......young people.