YABA, THE CRAZY DRUG AND ITS SOCIAL IMPACT IN BANGLADESH -AN INFORMATIVE REVIEW
Khurshid Jahan*, Kazi Azajul Ferdoush, Md. Mizanur Rahman, Zubayer Ahmed and Saidul Islam Khan
Drug addiction is very common in Bangladesh and is responsible for social crime. The young generation who are the future of the nation are affected by drug addiction for many reasons. Yaba is an addictive mixture of methamphetamine and caffeine, the drug is available in colorful tablet form, taken orally or inhaled after being melted. It creates hallucinogenic effect which enable the users to stay awake for days. The drug increases the concentration of dopamine in the brain and thus involved in movement, motivation. Now a days it targets the young generation and students of College and Universities, and they are interested to take yaba for entertainment, curiosity, insisting of friends and many more reasons. Yaba addiction influencing young generation to get involve in anti- social activities and crimes like hijack, stealing, even murder as small crime encourage to occur big serious crime and thus the addiction is ruining social values, family bonding, parent child relationship and academic activities of our future generation. The objective of this review was to study the health effects and social impacts of yaba in Bangladesh that can help the government, non-government organizations and policy maker to take proper steps to prevent yaba addiction from the society. Long term use of the drug may cause organ damage of the populations.
Keywords: Drug addiction, Yaba, Methamphetamin, Dopamine, Opioids, Bangladesh.
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