Psychotropic substances were used throughout history for medicinal, ritual, and recreational purposes. Overuse may result in pathological consumption styles, mainly dependence and other forms of abuse which are hazardous.
Substance abuse has become a major problem for society. Substance abuse crosses over ethnic, economic, and cultural lines. Addiction to legal drugs, illegal drugs and alcohol affects millions of people in India. The costs of addiction are economic, psychological, and physical, not only to the individual but to society as a whole. Substance abuse destroys individuals and their familial relationships.
This research paper analyzes reason and cause of substance abuse with reference to the prevalence of drug abuse in India. It also talks about the impact of drug abuse on the society, families and on our healthcare system as well. This research paper also explains in detail the laws related to drug abuse in India.