"Youth" The Future Leaders! and “The Drug Problem“

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My first presentation on slideshare! This presentation was delivered in PYDN - Professional Youth Development Network's First Sindh Youth Summit which happened in 2010. And it was my first keynote presentation in any conference! :3

This presentation comprehensively explains the drug problem. I have given the Global Scenario i.e. How and When the United Nations decided to curb the World Drug Problem. Followed by the Local scenario of drug addiction i.e. How Pakistan and Sindh are suffering from it.

I have also explained how we can curb the drug demand in our society.

On a sidenote, this presentation can tell you how I have changed my powerpoint skills! :) i.e. from the generic mediocre style to what Jesse Desjardins @jessedee and Guy Kawasaki @GuyKawasaki advocate!

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  • "Youth" The Future Leaders! and “The Drug Problem“

    1. 1. You ! th The Future Leaders! and “The Drug Problem“<br />Andeel AliChief Visionary OfficerBlitz Bureau<br />
    2. 2. Let’s know each other!<br />What Career you want to choose and Why?<br />How will you feel if………<br />We live in an Interdependent world and all of us do effect each others lives!<br />
    3. 3. Global scenario<br />United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug ProblemNew York, 8-10 June 1998<br />The United Nations met between June 8 to 10, 1998 in a special session to develop a worldwide drug control strategy. The slogan of the UN Drug Control Program was: &quot;A Drug Free World - We Can Do It,&quot; and established as its objective the eradication of all illicit opium and coca production worldwide in 10 years.<br />
    4. 4. Local Scenario<br />According to a Rapid Situational Analysis conducted in 2006 by UNODC – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and ANF – Anti-Narcotics Force Pakistan the prevalence rate of drug addicts in Pakistan is as follows<br />
    5. 5. SOCIOLOGICAL PROBLEMS RELATED TO DRUGS<br />The relationship between Drugs and Crime was clearly Visible!<br />
    6. 6. Pathological PROBLEMS RELATED TO DRUGS<br />It was found out that many drug users were facing serious health problems<br />HIV<br />HCV<br />TB<br />
    7. 7. Youth and Drugs<br />According to the research the drug addicted population is YOUTH!<br />
    8. 8. Most Abused drugs<br />
    9. 9. Situation in Sindh<br />
    10. 10. What are drugs?<br />Technically, drugs are chemical substances that alter or affect the function of the body. Therefore, medicines are drugs, as are cigarettes, coffee and alcohol. However, here we are focusing on the drugs we cannot buy in a shop, that is, illegal drugs.<br />
    11. 11. Rational scale to assess the harm of drugs (mean physical harm and mean dependence<br />Heroin Most Dangerous<br />Tobacco Dangerous than Cannabis<br />Steroids that the sportsmen abuse<br />
    12. 12. What is addiction?<br />an addiction is a chronic neurobiological disorder that has genetic, psychosocial, and environmental dimensions and is characterized by one of the following: the continued use of a substance despite its detrimental effects, impaired control over the use of a drug (compulsive behavior), and preoccupation with a drug&apos;s use for non-therapeutic purposes (i.e. craving the drug). Addiction is often accompanied by the presence of deviant behaviors (for instance stealing money and forging prescriptions) that are used to obtain a drug.<br />
    13. 13. Spectrum Explaining Drug USE, ABUSE and Addiction<br />
    14. 14. What is the impact on the individual and society?<br />Youth is at risk<br />Street kids are at risk<br />Crime rate increases<br />Disease burden increases Addiction, HIV, HCV and TB<br />To counter crime and health related issues taxes are increased<br />The black money is used in terrorism which in turn is used to harm the nation<br />
    15. 15. What is the impact on the individual and society?<br />
    16. 16. What is it?<br />Cannabis or Charas is a tobacco-like greenish or brownish material made of the dried flowering tops and leaves of the cannabis (hemp) plant<br />
    17. 17. What are the risks associated with IT<br />Thinking becomes slow and confused<br />Anxiety, panic and even psychotic episodes<br />Schizophrenia in long term.<br />
    18. 18. What is it?<br />Ecstasy is a psychoactive stimulant, usually made in illegal laboratories. Becoming popular as party drug<br />
    19. 19. What are the risks associated with IT<br />ecstasy can severely damage organs such as the liver and the kidneys.<br />Use can lead to convulsions and heart failure. <br />Large doses of ecstasy also cause restlessness, anxiety and severe hallucinations. <br />Long-term ecstasy use can damage certain parts of the brain, resulting in serious depression and memory loss<br />
    20. 20. What is it?<br />Cocaine is a fine white or off-white powder that acts as a powerful stimulant. It is extracted from the leaves of the coca plant.<br />
    21. 21. What are the risks associated with IT<br />Excessive doses of cocaine may lead to convulsions, seizures, stroke, cerebral hemorrhage or heart failure<br />Sniffing cocaine severely damages nose tissue; smoking can cause respiratory problems; whilst injection can lead to abscesses and infectious diseases<br />Strong psychological dependence, malnutrition, weight loss, disorientation, apathy and a state similar to paranoid psychosis.<br />
    22. 22. What is it?<br />Heroin is an addictive drug with pain-killing properties processed from morphine, a naturally occurring substance from the opium poppy plant. Pure heroin is a white powder<br />
    23. 23. weight loss, malnutrition and constipation<br />Sedation and chronic apathy<br />Abruptly quitting heroin use leads to withdrawal symptoms which can be severe such as cramps, diarrhea, tremors, panic, runny nose, chills and sweats<br />Users risk overdosing on heroin, which can lead to coma and death through respiratory depression<br />What are the risks associated with IT<br />
    24. 24. What are the risk factors?<br />These include academic failure<br />Family dysfunction<br />HIV<br />HCV<br />TB<br />Sudden death<br />Sociological boycott<br />Imprisonment<br />
    25. 25. Life is not a Utopia!<br />There are lots of reasons why people take illegal drugs. Some take them to escape their problems while others are bored, curious or just want to feel good. People may be pressured into taking drugs to “fit in &quot;with a particular crowd or they may take drugs to rebel or to get attention.<br />Escaping the Reality!<br />
    26. 26. What are the protective factors?<br />These include family and community supports, improvement of schooling and education on drugs<br />Life-skill activities include learning to use judgment, coping with peer pressure, learning how to say no to drugs, steps needed to ensure a person does not fall into the drug trap, and steps leading to commitment to stop using drugs.<br />
    27. 27. Look out for signs of drug abuse<br />Although there are certain emotional and physical symptoms of substance abuse, do not immediately assume that person child is on drugs—there could be other reasons why the kid behaves unusually.<br />
    28. 28. Emotional and social signs<br />Moodiness, excitement, anger, hostility, depression<br />Constant lying and stealing<br />Refusing to admit to the harmful effects of drugs<br />Avoiding old friends or people who could confront them about behavior changes<br />Being secretive about phone calls<br />Having friends they do not want you to meet or talk about<br />Being evasive about their whereabouts<br />Loss of motivation<br />No interest in everyday life<br />Absent from school<br />
    29. 29. Physical signs<br />Drowsiness<br />Trembling<br />Red eyes, dilated pupils<br />Lack of interest in personal hygiene and appearance<br />Slurred speech<br />Loss of, or increase in appetite<br />Uncoordinated movements<br />Circles under the eyes<br />Irregular sleeping habits<br />Frequent colds and coughs<br />Weight loss<br />
    30. 30. Being aware of oneself and making smart decisions<br />Instilling values in oneself helps empowering the self awareness!<br />Making decisions that are conscience!<br />
    31. 31. Coping with peer pressure<br />First of all, you’re not alone! You might think you’re the only one who hasn’t experimented with drugs. In reality, most young people don’t take drugs.<br />Think about where you stand on issues like drugs and alcohol. Prepare by thinking through how you want to respond and behave in situations where these things come up.<br />Nobody should have to justify a decision not to take drugs. Whether you have a strong personal commitment, or just don&apos;t want it this time, your choices are your business.<br />
    32. 32. Coping with peer pressure<br />If you’re offered drugs you don’t want, say no firmly but clearly and without making a big deal about it. If they try to persuade you, humor can be an effective way to deal with the situation.<br />Having the strength to say “no” can be hard. However, it also feels good to stick with what you believe in. Explaining to people in a calm way why you don’t want to be part of something may earn you respect from others.<br /> Finding out about the different drugs, from the effect to the risks involved, can help you resist pressure. A your understanding grows, so will your confidence.<br />
    33. 33. Coping with peer pressure<br />It’s natural to want to fit in with friends. After all, nobody likes to stand out from the crowd for the wrong reasons. We need to feel that we belong. Still, although they may not show it immediately, your friends will respect you more if you’re clear about what you want and what you don’t want to do.<br />It might not seem like it, but you’re not the only one worrying about what other people think of you. Try to focus on your own opinion of yourself—in the end, that’s all that matters.<br />Peer pressure is often a way for people to seek approval for their own behaviour. Do you really want to get involved to help justify someone else’s drug use?<br />
    34. 34. Communicate, communicate, communicate<br />Be alert. Pay attention to body language. A relaxed child smiles, will meet your eyes when talking to you and does not show obvious signs of nervousness. These signs may include shaking or tapping of feet, drumming fingers and hanging the head when speaking.<br />
    35. 35. Moving Ahead, Practical things<br />Let us share what we could do on our behalf to help our neighborhood, our community, nation and the world at large.<br />The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed every year on 26 June to raise awareness about the Drug problem world wide we can observe this day together!<br />
    36. 36. Learning to express creativity<br />Organizing art contests for children on a given drug prevention theme<br />Highlighting sports as a healthy choice for young people<br />Designing T-shirts with slogans to prevent drug abuse and HIV/AIDS<br />Collecting money for charities that help street children who take drugs<br />Sharing knowledge gained with interactive games and drama / role-playing<br />
    37. 37. Any Questions!!!<br />

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