Heroin Destroying Kashmir

Heroin Destroying Kashmir 

Rameez Makhdoomi
Drug addiction is one of the biggest issue confronted by the humanity in present times . The Jammu and Kashmir region is also facing the severe problem of drug addiction since past few years .The use of Heroin Drug is assuming a monstrous challenge in the Kashmir valley as it is runing our children ,youth and elders.According to the basic facts the Heroin, also known as diacetylmorphine and diamorphine among other names,is an opioid used as a recreational drug for its euphoric effects. WhileasIt is typically injected, usually into a vein, but it can also be smoked, snorted, or inhaled. In a clinical context the route of administration is most commonly intravenous injection; it may also be given by intramuscular or subcutaneous injection, as well as orally in the form of tablets.The onset of effects is usually rapid and lasts for a few hours
Common side effects include respiratory depression (decreased breathing), dry mouth, drowsiness, impaired mental function, constipation, and addiction. Side effects of use by injection can include abscesses, infected heart valves, blood-borne infections, and pneumonia. After a history of long-term use, opioid withdrawal symptoms can begin within hours of the last use.When given by injection into a vein, heroin has two to three times the effect of a similar dose of morphine. It typically appears in the form of a white or brown powder.As a matter of fact , Treatment of heroin addiction often includes behavioral therapy and medications.The use of Heroin Drug in Kashmir has been on constant rise since past few years . Statistics are worrying to say the least .
The population of Jammu and Kashmir state is 12.5 million, while Punjab’s is 28.9 million. While the entire state of Punjab has 70,000 heroin addicts, there are 16,389 opioid users, most of whom use heroin, in just two districts, Srinagar and Anantnag, of Jammu and Kashmir, according to a recent survey conducted by the Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (IMHANS).   On the other hand of the spectrum, The first recorded case of heroin addiction in Kashmir dates to the early 1980s. The phenomenon was so rare that doctors flagged it to the Chief Minister’s office, which is the highest governing post in the state. In what can be described as much much shocking incident recently the  doctors in Kashmir  examined  a 10-year-old boy from north Kashmir at the drug de-addiction Center of SMHS Hospital in Srinagar, they were shocked to know that he was a heroin abuser.One hopes that the authorities on ground zero crack a whip on growing use of Heroin and destroy the supply and demand chain completely . It is a duty of Jammu and Kashmir administration to see to it Heroin and all drugs are destroyed to core .a

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