Once founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Quaid-e-Azam) said,
'Knowledge is a greater force than a sword, go and acquire it'
Numerous problems are around us and many of them are the result of our ignorance. Drug abuse is one of those problems that have been rapidly grown because of our ignorance or lack of knowledge. Many youngsters today are suffering from multiple problems including social, economical and as well as emotional problems. They find ultimate solution of their problems either in ending their life by own or getting involved in delinquent activities like abusing drugs.
Knowledge is basically of two kinds, knowledge of self and knowledge of others (world). Both kinds of knowledge are essential for youngsters regarding the resolution of their problems. Knowing self (potentials, nature and aptitude) makes the ground for future success. Knowledge of self builds self confidence and makes one assertive to handle peer pressure and other environmental problems.
Knowing others (living or learning environment, people in surrounding) increases the ability to adapt to the changes occur within environment which are most of the time out of any one's control. We have to adapt our self according to that. Staying away from drug abuse demands to have knowledge of your environment, ability to face peer pressure and other factors (financial, family problems) that may incline to take drugs. Knowledge of environment helps in understanding others and situation and make the person of social evils such as; drug abuse.
In short, knowledge is every thing. To live a healthy life, try to have more and more knowledge about your own self and others.