We have an addiction problem in India.
In Punjab the numbers are ridiculous—nearly 75% of its youth are severely addicted to drugs, that’s 3 out of every 4 children. Mumbai, Hyderabad and other cities around the country are quickly gaining a reputation for their drug usage; and the population in each of these cities continues to grow. Delhi is filled with rehab centres trying to keep up with the flow of addicts. Over 500 centres across our country work together to nurse addicts back into healthy productive lifestyles—but addiction is becoming too much for India. The menace of drugs and alcohol has woven itself deep into the fabric of our society. As its effects reach our youth, India’s future generation will have to compete with drugs like cannabis, alcohol, and tobacco. More Indian youngsters struggle with addiction than ever before.