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The trend of drug addiction is gaining momentum in Pakistan. According to the World Drug Report 2017, 29.5 million people across the globe suffer from drug use disorder. According to a UN report, the number of drug addicts in Pakistan is around 7 million. It is important that the healthcare authorities in collaboration with both provincial and federal governments launch campaigns to combat drug addiction. It is also important that the law-enforcement agencies put an end to the open trade of drugs. Long-term strategies must be outlined for the rehabilitation of drug addicts so that they can have a second chance to live a healthy life.In our country, many school- and college-going students are also affected by drugs. In order to prevent them from becoming drug addicts, educational institutions can play a vital role. Education campuses should be declared smoke-free zones and any students caught smoking on the premise should be heavily fined. In addition, awareness programmes…

Original published: 2018-07-23 05:00:00 Read the full Karachi News here

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