You are Kritika/Karan. Write a letter to the editor of a leading newspaper voicing your concern about the increasing number of drug users in our country. Using the notes given below, write your letter in about 100-120 words to highlight the dangers of this new age social evil.
17th January 20XX
The Time of India
Subject: Increase in the number of drug users
Through the medium of your esteemed newspaper I wish to express my concern over the rampant increase in the number of drug users in our country.
It is indeed unfortunate that despite being aware about the dangers and evils of drug addiction there is a steady increase in the number of drug addicts in our country.
There is no one single reason why people take drugs. Generally addicts start out of curiosity, for pleasure or to get over a monotonous pattern of life. Once a person starts taking drugs then there is no turning back for him and no matter how hard he may try to get rid himself off this evil practice he is unable to do so.
It is no longer the anxious youth going forth into a hostile world. But it is the hostile youth going forth into an anxious world and is not sure what to expect from it. The complexities and pressures of life in our times have been increased by fast-growing population and the fantastic technological progress. Unable to cope with increased pressure and competition in professional and personal arenas, the youth is more and more becoming prey to drug addiction. It is a vicious circle with addicts facing symptoms of depression, loss of appetite, mood swings, lack of interest in daily routine, sports, family life, temper tantrums and so on and so forth.
So, unless a whole-hearted and sincere effort is made to help out the drug addicts genuinely, we are slowly but surely heading towards a time when drug addiction will become one of our national problems.