Drug abuse by the young people has reached an alarming stage. Many young students reportedly turn to drugs as soon as they get into colleges or universities. Particularly, Yaba is quite popular with a section of the students. I think one of the reasons why they turn to drugs is that they think doing drugs will earn them an acceptance within certain groups, and that is a horrible tragedy.
Despite the government’s ongoing drive against drugs, the supply chain remains unaffected. We must address this problem. Equally importantly, the government and the authorities of educational institutions should conduct regular programmes to make students aware of the many dangers of drugs.
Hossain Abu Musa,Chattogram