Acta Scientific Medical Sciences

Research ArticleVolume 2 Issue 3

Alcohol and Drug Abuse - A Global Trend What Parents Should Know

VP Gupta1 and AH Shah2*

1Forensic Medicine Department, Nepalese Army Institute of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal
2Public Health Department, Faculty of Health Science and Wellbeing, Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii, USA

*Corresponding Author: AH Shah, Public Health Department, Faculty of Health Science and Wellbeing, Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii, USA.

Received: March 29, 2018; Published: May 11, 2018

Citation: VP Gupta and AH Shah. “Alcohol and Drug Abuse - A Global Trend What Parents Should Know”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.3 (2018).


  In the fast-changing world, old beliefs are being questioned and unluckily new values have not yet taken firm roots. Parents find the society around them drastically different from that of their own young age. Children today are exposed to varied types of influences including drug products having positive growth promoting activity while several other medicines and chemicals which might be harmful and malevolent. In such a society parent have still a big role to play.

  Parents need to learn about the environmental pressures and stresses that their children face. There is an urgent need to find a procedure which can help parents to successfully identify that their child is in drug habituation or addiction.

  The current literature review clearly demonstrated that use and abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs is a growing menace globally among adolescents. In such an alarming condition every parent has to fight and react back properly in order to keep their children out of the mal practices, influences and certain traditions. To protect their children from harmful effects of such substances, parents need to know about the effect of alcohol and drug abuse. The parents must be aware of the factors which promote the use and abuse of different chemicals. Furthermore, there is a constant need to learn methods to prevent such eventualities.

  Our current literature survey indicated that worldwide many scientific journals are now published to highlight different scientific judgments and prevention methods regarding the toxicity of alcohol and other drugs of abuse. A great deal of help is provided to the suffering parents by research reports and data published in widely distributed journals. Among the developing countries including Nepal, efforts are being made to improve health sector facilities. However, alcohol and illicit drugs remained one of the issues sometimes associated with increasing tourism.

Keywords: Drugs; Drug dependence; Craving; Hangover; Euphoria; Tolerance

Copyright: © 2018 VP Gupta and AH Shah . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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