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Welcome to D.A.P. Drug Awareness Programe. What are drugs and drug addiction?. Drug - a substance that is used in medicine for the treatment of diseases and disorder. Drug abuse - is a state where these substances or medicines are misused.

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Welcome to d a p

Welcome to D.A.P

Drug Awareness Programe

What are drugs and drug addiction

What are drugs and drug addiction?

Drug- a substance that is used in medicine for the treatment of diseases and disorder.

Drug abuse- is a state where these substances or medicines are misused.

Example: some body taking cough syrup for the sole purpose of getting high.

Why do people take drugs

Why do people take drugs?

  • Peer pressure

  • Curiosity / experiment

  • Ignorance

  • Alienation

  • Absence of good guidance

  • No job, No aim in life

  • Low self-Esteem

  • Spiritually bankruptcy

Drugs that commonly used




  • Marijuana

  • Nitrosun






Spasmo prosyvon












  • Begins at the age of 13 – 15

  • mainly use SP, cough syrup, sniffing, marijuana and cannabis in a lesser quantity.



  • An addict also uses the same drugs that beginner experiment with but in much higher quantities

  • Addicts will also inject themselves with drugs like brown sugar and morphine.

  • Addicts usually fall between the ages of 20 and 28

  • It is this period that the drug users will unknowingly become a slave to drugs.

Chronic addict

Chronic Addict

  • Chronic addicts are usually above the age of 28.

  • Their tolerance for the drugs has risen to a point where they are no longer aware of the damages that the drugs are causing them.

  • At this stage, withdraws can make it very difficult for the chronic addicts to quit drugs. Excruciating pain and violent convulsions are typical when the addict tries to quit.

  • Professional help and rehabilitation is necessary at this stage.

  • Suicide attempts are common for chronic addicts as they feel like there is no hope for them in society.

Negative effects of drug abuse

Negative Effects of drug abuse

  • Physical

  • Mental

  • Behavioral

  • Emotional

  • social

Physical effects

Physical Effects

  • The user becomes weak/ skinny/ bruised.

  • Change in appetite

  • Increase body temperature (which can lead to disease).

  • Sudden weight loss

  • Poor hygiene.

  • Frequently sick (fever, diarrhea, vomiting, etc.)

  • Weakened immune system.

  • Weak bone.

Mental effects

Mental Effects

  • Drug addiction is a brain disease

  • All drugs that are abused react in the brain and produce negative side effects such as:

    • Loss of memory

    • Depletion of attention span

    • Poor decision making

    • Depression

    • Aggression

    • Paranoia

    • Hallucinations

    • Brain damage

    • Stroke

    • Even death

Behavioral effects

Behavioral Effects

  • Hyperactivity

  • Unusual Aggression

  • Secretive behavior (lying and stealing)

  • Agitated speech (displaying nervous, anxious and stammered speech)

Emotional effects

Emotional Effects

  • Drastic change in mood and personality

  • Emotional Instability

  • Lack of interest in hobbies or activities that one previously enjoyed.

Social effects

Social Effects

  • Addiction sets bad example for friends and loved ones.

  • Relationship with friends, family, and society begins to diminish.

  • Divorce from addict is common

  • Loss of trust and respect

  • Unemployment

  • Stealing

  • Violence

  • Drug driving

  • Spread of diseases



Understanding drug abuse helps us understand how we can prevent use in the first place. Prevention programs that involve the family, school, communities, and the media are effective in reducing drug abuse.



  • Teachers and parents should talk to their students or children informally about drugs and should encourage open communication.

  • Communication doesn’t just mean talking, it also means listening.

  • Discuss the dangers of the drug abuse and point out the consequences.

  • Teacher should be a friend to their students and use their intelligence to guide them.

Early prevention

Early Prevention

  • Early intervention often has a greater impact in changing a child’s path that leads away from drugs.

  • Prevention is better than cure.

  • Be aware of a child’s behavior and whom he or she is spending their time with.

  • Be cautious with how much money you give your child and know what it is going towards.

  • Teach accountability.

  • Teach difference between want and need.

  • Replace the mindset that using is cool… instead teach that users are fool for all the problems they invite into their lives.

Extracurricular activities

Extracurricular Activities

  • Sports tournaments, whether in school or in the community, can be beneficial for keeping children off drugs.

  • Activities such as 10 uprising day will help the child remain busy and keep their mind occupied.

  • Not only does activity hinder drug use, it promotes good health.

School administration

School Administration

  • A well defined school system with boundaries will help children to remain occupied with their education and keep them from getting distracted.

  • Access control by monitoring tea stalls, fast food joints, and other collection points.

  • The lesser the child is exposed to the civil life, the lesser they will be influenced by addicts whom openly use drugs.

  • Hostels to control money available with inmates.

  • Evolve strategies for dealing with the spread of drugs in schools and colleges.



  • The treatment of addicts is different from other sicknesses. Research shows the most effective methods of treating addicts are medication, counseling, and other behavioral therapies.

  • Studies suggest that increased pressure to stay in treatment, whether from the legal system, family member, or employers, can increase the amount of time a patient remain in treatment and improves the rate of success for the addicts.



  • Detoxification

  • Give sedatives

  • Ayurvedic Medicines for Alcoholics (Surya New life Center )

  • Balanced diet

  • Vitamins

  • exercise



  • Teach principles of Honesty, responsibly and values.

  • Open Discussion

    • Know their Opinion

    • Challenge their thoughts

    • Improve their thinking Capability

  • Positive attitudes

  • Focus on life

Community service

Community Service

  • Identify Community

  • Become aware of Society

  • Participate in all local activities

  • Create a sense of belonging and self-esteem.

Friendly atmosphere

Friendly Atmosphere

  • Create an understanding among students and teacher.

  • Trust

  • Open Communication

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