COVID-19 has brought unprecedented public awareness on health, protective measures for staying healthy, and most importantly protecting each other. Illicit drugs and their trafficking pose a large health threat to humanity. Its long term use can cause poor health on its consumers and wreck havoc in the lives of their loved ones. Over-dosage can sometimes lead to death and other fatal injuries.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) designated June 26 as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking since December 1989. This Day is dedicated to eradicating drug abuse and is used to stimulate a sense of responsibility among people around the world, especially youngsters and teenagers.
On account of this, we at The Yenepoya School and Yenepoya PU College, requested the students to make a poster or a short video, to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs and their use.
We must work towards a drug-free community so that people who want to leave drugs are motivated to get through this menace. No doubt prevention is better than cure. That is why emphasis is on the lives and future of the next generation. We must create a safe space for all the people in a community while working towards a drug-free community.
We have the choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place – Jane Goodall.