Aryan Khan Drug Case: Know Health Risks Of Substance Abuse And How To Help Your Teen Avoid Drugs

To understand the effects of drugs on one's body and mind we contacted Dr Samir Parikh, Director, Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare.

Since the death of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, revelations are being made one after the other about the use of drugs and its stealthy business. NCB has already added the names of many celebs including Riya Chakraborty to Bharti Singh, Prateek Babbar, Sanjay Dutt, Mamta Kulkarni, Honey Singh in drug addiction.

These days the name of B-town superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan has become one of the drug addicts’ names in the country. Aryan khan allegedly arrived at the rave party on the cruise with his friend Arbaaz Merchant, who had hidden the drug in his shoes. At present, both of them are in the custody of NCB.

However, after witnessing all these, we have so many questions to ask that how dangerous are drugs for our health that too especially among the young teen population. This is a question which all the common population of the country needs to know as it is not necessary that the drug is consumed only by the son of a powerful like Shahrukh Khan but apart from them, many young people easily fall in the grip of this dangerous drug, who do not even know how risky it can be for them in the coming time.

To understand the effects of drugs on one’s body and mind we contacted Dr Samir Parikh, Director, Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare.

Let us know why the drug is so dangerous and how it can effect the mental and physical health of a person:

“Addictive disorder is not only a physical health issue but a major mental health issue and falls under a class of mental health element which includes all the substance disorder. There are a couple of things that you see in a substance use disorder one when you take a substance after a while, you start needing more of it because it develops tolerance and when a person stops taking it in the same frequency manner the person starts feeling physiological or psychological reactions which lead them to take it again, eventually that becomes a pattern and your life starts revolving only around the use of the substance,” Dr Samir Parikh, Director, Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare.

He added, “People with substance disorders have a higher rate of anxiety, depressive illnesses, higher rate of road accidents, higher rate of suicides, school dropouts and economic problems so yes it a critical mental health problem and it needs to be given the right attention. In order to prevent this proper counselling, life-related education in schools and colleges so that young people don’t get into it and if they get into it, they can get help at the earliest.”

 

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