Social Evils

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Social Evils

  1. 1. <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul>
  2. 2. Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS
  3. 3. HIV/AIDS
  4. 4. HIV as social Problem <ul><li>It is one of the most devastating health crises of the modern times. </li></ul><ul><li>It affects humanity negatively from all angles. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Demographic Issues <ul><li>Countries that have been badly hit by HIV has shown a serious mortality surge and life expectancy drop in the last decade. </li></ul><ul><li>By 2005, 25 million people had died; and an estimated 39 million were living with HIV. </li></ul><ul><li>It is forth among the leading causes of death worldwide and first in sub-Saharan Africa . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Health Issues <ul><li>The infected population is prone to developing other diseases as their immune system is suppressed. </li></ul><ul><li>Without life saving drugs one third of children born infected with HIV die before their first birth day. </li></ul><ul><li>The expense for treatment is increasing on an alarming rate. </li></ul><ul><li>Allocation of scarce resources for the treatment of HIV can divert attention from other health issues that demand attention. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Economic Issues <ul><li>It affects the economic stability. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of labour force. </li></ul><ul><li>Allocation of resource for the treatment of the sick reduces the investment power. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Social Issues <ul><li>Affects the family stability. </li></ul><ul><li>Death of parents result in the creation orphas. </li></ul><ul><li>The infected are socially alienated. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Alcoholism </li></ul>
  10. 10. Family Problems <ul><li>Emotional breakdown </li></ul><ul><li>Financial crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Broken families </li></ul>
  11. 11. Psychological Problems <ul><li>It is proved that drug abusers are prone to a wide range of psychological problems. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Road Accidents <ul><li>Drunkenness leads to careless driving. </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol related vehicular accidents are very common. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Economic Problems <ul><li>Debt. </li></ul><ul><li>Wastage of Economic resources. </li></ul><ul><li>For treatment </li></ul>
  14. 14. Health Problems <ul><li>Causes serious health problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol badly affects liver. </li></ul><ul><li>Large sum of money is needed for treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Can even lead to death </li></ul>
  15. 15. Crime and Alcohol <ul><li>Crimes in the family </li></ul><ul><li>Destruction of public property </li></ul><ul><li>Careless driving </li></ul>
  16. 16. Drug Abuse
  17. 17. Definition <ul><li>Substance abuse is defined as maladaptive pattern of using certain drugs, alcohol, medications, and toxins despite their adverse consequences </li></ul>
  18. 18. Family and Drug Abuse <ul><li>Family factors can contribute to intensifying drug abuse. (traumatic parental absence, harsh discipline, failure to communicate on emotional level, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Drug abuse has devastating effects on the family relationships. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Health problems <ul><li>Addictive substances alter the function of human brain and have impact on behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Develop ailments like cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Can transmit HIV </li></ul>
  20. 20. Economic Effects <ul><li>Money for treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Drug mafia functions as parallel government </li></ul><ul><li>Drain of human and other resources. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Crime <ul><li>Production, manufacture and distribution of a drug is a crime. </li></ul><ul><li>Mafias indulge in crimes. </li></ul><ul><li>The abuse generally promote other non drug crimes </li></ul>
  22. 22. Thank You

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