KARACHI– The core reason of Drug Addiction in people of Pakistan is that, they don’t actually think it’s inappropriate. This is the biggest mistake that people make today, by underestimating the effects and consequences of taking narcotics or drugs.
“Some people want to fit in the elite class or workplace, some get addicted because of the stress related to work, house, kids, education, poverty or to match the needs of the society. Drugs and narcotics actually increase the dopamine levels in one’s brain that makes the person feel happy, relax and confident.”
These words were contributed by the speakers at the occasion of 6th International Conference on Endorsing Health Science Research, ICEHCR, 2018 during a Pre-Conference Workshop. The Pro Vice Chancellor DIMC Prof Dr. Mohammad Masroor delivered the address.
Prof Dr. Muhammad Masroor, Brig Dr. Shoaib Ahmed, Prof Dr. Raza-ur Rahman, Dr. Washdev, Dr. Mahjabeen Khan, Dr. Ayesha Sarwat, Dr. Sadaf Ahmed, Prof Dr. Zeba Haque and Dr. Sonia Siddiqui from DIMC, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan Institute of Behavioral Sciences and Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) also delivered presentations on concerning topics.
Different drugs are being commonly used under modern and elite class names, such as Heroin, now known as Herry, Ice, Sheesha and Crystal are also one of the most advanced forms of Narcotics. However, Bhang, Pot, Cannabis, Beer, Charas, Weed, Grass, Shamama, Jambul, Morf, Hazel, China, Sardai, Smack, Kupi, Thara, Angoori, Dope and Hemp have unfortunately grabbed the interest of many people nowadays.
Psychiatrists estimated that, the number of Neuropsychiatric patients has been increasing significantly in posh areas. This is dangerous for every individual’s health, as well as the society. This is the core responsibility of parents, teachers and government to help control drug addiction in Pakistan.
The perception and challenges a person faces during the treatment of drug addiction and the social behavior of people towards them is unfriendly, which leads them to get indulged in such activities. Prof. Masroor further added that, even certain antidepressants can cause addiction such as Lexotanil and Xanax. Drugs that induce behavioral and neurochemical changes are impossible to quit. He added that patients should consult certified psychologists for the treatment.
Lack of awareness regarding this important issue leads towards interacting with the wrong company, followed by exposure to parties, alcoholic drinks, sheesha containing drugs with different names. These drugs can cause Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Depression and many other diseases.
Addicted patients can be successfully treated in certified rehabilitation centers, by using doctor prescribed drugs and exercises to keep the mind and body active.