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  1. Increased availability of drugs  at low prices.
  2. Rapidly changing social norms which place new demands on individuals for which drugs offer a false solution.
  3. Lack of jobs and economic   frustration.
  4. Lack of proper interest in education , peer pressure and negligence of parents.
  5. Existence and operations of  “Drug Dens”.
  6. Lack of drug education within the family and educational institutes.

alihassanDrug of Choice:-

  • Hashish  (cannabis).
  • Sedatives  of tranquilizers.
  • Heroine.
  • Opium.
  • Injections.
  • Ecstasy.
  • Solvent  abuse among street children.

Major Drugs Of Use:-

  • Cannabis (Hash),   Cannabis is the most common used substance followed by sedatives and tranquilizers. such as benzodiazepines, heroin, opium and other opiates.
  • Ecstasy and cocaine (ATS) are energy drugs esp, among youth belonging to higher socio-economic groups in urban centers of pakistan.
  • Inhalant abuse is common among street children.

Initiation Of Drug:-

  • Average  age of initiation of drug use is 18 years.
  • Majority of drugs users, had used chars (cannabis) as the first substance in their lifetime.

Reasons Of Drugs:-

  • Influence of friends or peer pressure.
  • Social and family  stresses

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