The incidence of drug abuse among children and adolescents is higher than the general population.
Children who at times done have access to high quality drugs will use volatile substances easily found in corner stores such as cough syrups, pain relief ointments, glue, paint, gasoline and cleaning fluids.
A group of school going children in uniform were seen sniffing something in the underpass. A passerby who saw this tried to investigate and found that the kids who had bunked school were sniffing Whitener and fevibond glue. This is termed as Substance abuse.
All the three were handed over to the police where the police called their parents and warned them about the acts of their children. As they refused to reveal their identity and said that they have come here many a times and gone high in the underpass sniffing. All the three were aged 11-12 years and this was shocking to many.
Glue and correction fluid, available legally at all stationery shops, are being used by children as young as 12, who inhale these substances to experience the rush of drugs.
Inhalants, such as correction fluid, are often used as a cheap alternative to mood-altering drugs. They put addicts at the risk of brain damage, and can cause muscle weakness, depression, headaches, nosebleeds and loss of sense of smell and hearing.
Doctors attribute the cause to changing cultural values, increasing economic stress and dwindling supporting bonds.
These kids look for whiteners, Glue and use it to get a high. Parents usually think it’s just stationary.