Stressed Himachal school children going for dope,drugs, end as addicts

Easy availability of drugs in Himachal, and mounting stress among youths because of academic pressure and parental expectations is making children drug addicts. Dr Ravi Sharma said that most of the youths, including children had been turning up at the hospital to come out of drug addiction. “Parents should give more time to their children and understand their needs and worries. When their feeling has been ignored by parents, they turn up to drug,” said he. Another doctor in the department also revealed that majority of schoolchildren particularly girls were also coming up for counselling. This year so far police have seized 9.1 gram of heroin, 33,756 capsules and 9902 tablets used as psychotropic drugs. Police also seized 9 gram of cocaine, 164 gram of smack and 41 gram of brown sugar. It also seized over 202 kg of charas, 3.82 kg of opium and 583 kg of poppy husk. – Hindustand Times

Stay updated on the go with Himachal Watcher News App. Click here to download it for your android device.