Drug contamination is on the rise in Surat and drug traffickers prey on minor omissions
Recently, two drug mafias were arrested in Surat, from whom drugs worth Rs 1.35 crore were also seized. Like Mumbai’s glamorous world, drug contamination is slowly increasing in Surat, as can be seen from the statistics of youths coming to the city’s 4 drug de-addiction centers to quit drugs. In the last 5 years, 5366 people have undergone drug rehabilitation treatment, of which the shocking information is that 60 per cent of them are youth between the ages of 18 and 30 years. Statistics show that most of the drug addicts are between the ages of 17 and 30. One of them is a shocking letter from a 17-year-old daughter which is an alert for parents. In which it is written that, after smoking a cigarette in Std.
Letter from a 17-year-old girl
I was born in the year 2003. From an early age, I was a brilliant student. My mom and dad are very sticky. Already I loved trying new things. I was bright in teaching and I also enjoyed having fun with outside friends. Especially the desire to do something new, something different from everything brought me on this road today. I tried my first cigarette when I was in 8th grade. It was just for fun and in the public eye, but I didn’t know when I became addicted to it.
Arguing with mom and dad, lying, and stealing money for Drug
There was a time when I could not walk without it. Marijuana, marijuana, crystals, alcohol became my life and I had no idea when my life would come to a standstill at the gates of hell. My attention, my dreams, came from studying to intoxication. I stopped arguing with my mom and dad all day, talking nonsense, even stealing money, staying out of the house all day, and studying. Intoxicated all day in the name of the library and my mind just thinking for intoxication. Somehow I get intoxicated Even while sleeping at night I have the same thoughts that tomorrow I will somehow get intoxicated by taking money from home by making a scheme at home.
Completed a 4 month program at the De-Drug Center
All of this went on for about two years and I became very depressed and very sorry for myself. I became very weak physically and mentally. One of my good friends advised me that you need a de-addiction center and talked to my mom and dad and we approached an organization together. Then I got admission there. And completed a 4-month program. There is happiness in my life now and I focus on my dreams now I don’t need drugs. With the help of that organization, I am living life today. I had 95% in standard seven, 89% in eighth, 95% in ninth, and then 65% in standard 10 due to drugs.
In three years 77 girls came to quit drugs
Three years ago girls did not come to quit the drug habit. But in the last three years, 77 girls have come to quit drugs. Suresh Patel, project manager of Parivartan De-addiction Center, says that he was surprised to know that now even more girls are coming to get rid of drugs.