Addiction to alcohol and drugs can be a devastating experience for the addict and the family. Addiction is classified as a ‘disease’. It has 5 definite characteristics:
Denial is part of the problem in addiction. The alcoholic or addict fails to see the prevalence and extent of his addiction, therefore resists or avoids treatment
There is official prohibition in the state of Gujarat since its inception in 1960. However, this exists merely on paper. In reality, it is a different story.
Like most countries, addiction is on the rise in Bangladesh. Apart from alcohol, the most commonly abused drugs are ‘Yaba’, heroin, marijuana and cough syrup ‘Phensedyl’.