Drug Abuse In Amritsar

Drug abuse is an epidemic that is hitting Punjab at high rates. We hear about Punjabi men being addicted to drugs and the ramifications of their addiction on them and their families.

Prerna Suri of Al Jazeera reports on the devastating effects of drugs in Amritsar. The city’s location near Pakistan and Afghanistan has made it a primary target for drug trade and abuse. According to the report, seventy percent of youth (15-35 years) in Amritsar are addicted to heroin.

Suri highlights how the drug trade happens, its effects on those who abuse narcotics, and the ramifications of drug abuse for the addicits’ families.

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I am a strong believer that Sikhi can play a strong role in both the prevention and recovery from drug abuse. Rather than allow drugs to take over our spiritual capital, we can use our spiritual strength to help heal those who are suffering from drug abuse and prevent others from entering this kind of addiction. You can read about one Sikh’s experience of visiting Akal Charitable De-addiction Centre , a drug recovery program in Sangrur, Punjab.


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19 Responses to “Drug Abuse In Amritsar”

  1. harinder says:

    "Evolutionary filter" is on and the weak shall fall.

  2. harinder says:

    "Evolutionary filter" is on and the weak shall fall.

  3. Zorawar Singh says:

    Such a shame that this sort of thing is happening in Punjab.

  4. Zorawar Singh says:

    Such a shame that this sort of thing is happening in Punjab.

  5. […] the male youth in Punjab, drugs are a serious problem today. With high unemployment rates, and a history of violence in the […]

  6. Drug abuse is an epidemic all over the world, not just in this area. It's really important to find the cause of this, it's easier to control an area for drug use because it's easier to find the cause and the cause is most likely the spread of drug dealers on this new drug route. I really hope things will get better soon in Amritsar once the authorities will get more involved to stop this drug route from expanding.

  7. Drug abuse is an epidemic all over the world, not just in this area. It's really important to find the cause of this, it's easier to control an area for drug use because it's easier to find the cause and the cause is most likely the spread of drug dealers on this new drug route. I really hope things will get better soon in Amritsar once the authorities will get more involved to stop this drug route from expanding.

  8. jamie says:

    Drug abuse is an epidemic all over the world but you should not go to Narconon! We I had to go to rehab I did a lot of research and that is not a place for recovery. I went to cornerstone rehab and I'm not saying they are the best or anything but I will say they are better then Narconon. People have actually died there, for reals.

  9. Well that scary about Narconon, I am considering a rehab for my sister too, any good suggestions where they are actually treated some disturbed people instead of animals!!!

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  19. Bob Butler says:

    These posts are a reminder that drug addiction is not only a problem in the US. It is a problem that needs to be worked on globally.