‘Petrol addiction on increase among drug users in Jammu’
Jammu, July 9: In an alarming trend, the drug users are becoming addicted to petrol in Jammu particularly in past few years.
“This is an alarming new trend in drug addiction and we have come across many cases of petrol addiction even in Jammu city in past few years,” said Dr Jagdish Thappa, renowned psychiatrist and head of department, Government Psychiatry Hospital, Jammu while speaking at a workshop “Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” here today.
The workshop was organized by the Department of Lifelong Learning (formerly Centre for Adult Continuing Education and Extension), University of Jammu here today.
“Petrol addiction is very dangerous as it hits the brain directly and the person indulging in it gets fits. A young boy who was the only son of his parents, committed suicide as he had become a chronic petrol addict. This addiction has quite dangerous consequences as the person may die within a year,” Thappa said.
Besides petrol addiction, he said there has also been an increase in sedatives by drug users in Jammu. “Analgesics like Proxymon, thinner fluid which comes with Typewriter whitener, boot polish and corex are also increasingly being used by drug addicts, said Dr Thappa.
“Poppy husk or Phukki is the most common substance abuse among low strata in the society in Jammu and Kashmir. Unless the person is motivated himself, it is difficult to go for rehabilitation. But once he or she wants to get rehabilitated, then rehabilitation is possible which may include processes like detoxification, substitution therapy, counseling, rehabilitation, relapse prevention, harm prevention technique and family therapy.”
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