Addiction problem: Turning to promising direction

Mar 15, 2017
Addiction is the greatest scourge we face today, calling us to deal with it urgently and effectively. Considering more than half our population constitutes young people, addiction should be viewed as a compelling problem of modern life.
At a time when we are grappling with the growing problem of addiction due to increasing availability of tempting activities and substances, what is needed is counterbalancing forces in the society. We cannot just rely on the few institutions and support groups to deal with the problem. Response must come from larger communities and society itself. That means dealing with problem of addiction will require us to look beyond prevention and treatment.
What we lack in our society, though, is support structures that will help recovering addicts stay away from the old habits. When they return from rehabilitation centres, they find that they have nowhere to go than to walk into the same dark places where they picked up the habit.
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Kuensel, March 14, 2017

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