Drug Abuse and prevention- 3 Minute Speech/Essay for students

  • Contributed by : Janet D'Souza
  • Status : Student
  • Class : 9
  • Age : 14
  • Mode : Medium
  • Article type : Speech for Children
  • Target Age Group : 11-15 Years

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Respected dignitaries on the dais, teachers and my dear friends,

We must have heard a thousand times that the most memorable part in one’s life is the time when you are a student. We all should consider our self fortunate that we are now enjoying and going through the best part of our lives. Powered by the limitless energy and enthusiasm, Students always tends to be sensitive and adventurous. This is the reason why campuses across the world are always the epicenter of all types of hyper activities, be it personal, political, intellectual or social. Unfortunately, this is also the stage where there is a high probability that we experience the first tastes of highly addictive and disastrous habits like  drugs intake, Smoking and alcohol consumption.

Having mentioned all these habits as eventual destroyers of life, Drugs, deserves a special mention as it’s the most addictive among all and even affects society in many ways. Like all other habits, drugs intake starts with a little adventurous mindset and a probable tendency of the youth to explore an unknown terrain.  Sometimes circles of friends and other social reasons tends to have a catalyst effect. Unfortunately, most of these innocent, one time pleasure seekers soon fall into the vicious trap of drug addiction. It’s only a matter of time and a dozen intakes to make one completely dependent on drugs.

The effect of drugs are numerous. It completely strips one’s personality, and also plays a role in posing many major social and health problems like financial crisis, accidents due to driving under its influence, crimes due to violent natures, highly stressed and agitated states, lack of sleep, abnormal vision, theft and other social crimes , child abuses etc. Drug addiction can force an individual to be in a depressed mood, lack of concentration in studies and work. Often  drug addicts move more and more into criminal activities. Suicidal tendencies also exists among them. Its is unofficially estimated that an addict may not live for more than 15-20 years after his first contact with drugs.

Today more than 200 million people is estimated to consume illegal drugs.  The world has already realized this problem and governments, NGO’s and other bodies are fighting this. The United General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drugs. With the help of other countries, UN along with its member countries  is determined to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. Supported each year by individuals, Governments, communities and various organizations all over the world, this global observance day aims to raise citizen awareness about the major problem that drugs poses to society.

Student community should be always vigilant about this menace. Let’s organize awareness campaigns among our friends about this. If we find some strange incidents in our campus, or any suspicious activities among students, let’s not hesitate to report it to our parents and concerned authorities. More important let’s take a wow that we will never use Drugs in our life.

Thank you

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