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2021, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A

The problem of drug abuse in India

Author(s): Ramsey Tedela

Abstract: Drug abuse is a serious problem worldwide and India is not immune to this problem as it creates a hurdle in the development of our country. According to the Annual Report 2018-19 of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, it clearly states that in India, males aged between 15 and 35 are indulged in drug addiction. Up to 20% of injecting drug users are female, and some users are under 18. In one study, 66% of female users have also been reported engaging in sex work in exchange of drugs. In Punjab, there is a rapidly growing population of drug users. The whole crux of this report is 2.8% of Indians reported having used by cannabis products within the past 12 months. In India, there is sufficient law which deals with drug abuse such as Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985. Despite all the laws, 2.8% of Indian people are indulged in drug abuse because there is a defect in the implementation of the law, not in Act itself. This is one of the reasons for the growth in drug abuse in the country. This paper addresses legal policy measures to drug abuse in India. This study is a study in the Indian perspective to find out causes for the growth of drug abuse and some solutions to this problem. This study also tries to provide some suggestions to the legislative body for the elimination of this problem.

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Ramsey Tedela. The problem of drug abuse in India. Int J Criminal Common Statutory Law 2021;1(1):33-36.
International Journal of Criminal, Common and Statutory Law

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