La Prensa Medica.ISSN: 0032-745X

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Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking Vis-A-Vis Human Life � A Review

Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking Vis-A-Vis Human Life – A Review

Use of drug is as old as age of human. Drugs as medicine are meant to help sick people, but in drug abuse, people use drugs to alter their brain function in harmful and dangerous ways. Drug abuse is now become an emerging health hazard for the common man who is living in the country with population blast. Drug abuse means any use of drugs that causes physical, psychological, legal or social harm to the user or to others who are affected by the drug user’s behavior. India has a long and prosperous history of cultivation, production and use of drugs, particularly traditional and age old use of locally produced plant based natural drugs like opium and cannabis. In present article, historical aspect of drug abuse, current trends in drug abuse and illicit trafficking, risk factors of drug abuse and involvement of youth, preventive measures to be used had been discussed.

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