With a population of over 1 billion people, India has become a country which is very active in production as well as consumption of drugs. This is ruining houses, families and individuals. With an estimated 3 million drug addicts in India which is increasing rapidly by the day. Synthetic drugs like Heroin, Cocaine, Crystal Meth, Mandrax are the most commonly used drugs in India along with natural psychotropic substances like Hashish, Marijuana.
In Pune, there are 40 cases of drug abuse every month. Some cases have victims who are aged only 14 years which is shocking when you think about the penetration that the drug market has. There is a substantial rise of 70% in youths and 50% in case of women. Out every 100 admitted patients in rehab centres 10 are below the age of 21. This is a very big concern for us as a city and also as a nation.