Youth Drug Abuse
Uploaded by bdogg on Apr 25, 2007
Youth Drug Abuse
Recently, the case of drug abuses reported among youngsters has increased dramatically owing to the growing popularity of rave parties. More surprising, taking ecstasy, a rave drug, has become a habit for party-goers as young as 12. The trend is so serious that it sparks the concerns of our society. Actions should be taken immediately to highlight the dangers of taking drugs. However, are the government’s actions adequate? Personally, I don’ t think so. Simply searching and putting warnings on the entry tickets for rave parties are not enough. Further actions and other measures must be taken to prevent the use of drugs among the youth.
Instead of putting warnings on the entry tickets, the government should pose a ban on rave parties. In rave parties, there are many drug couriers. Drugs are flooded in the parties. Teenagers, who are ignorant and immature, are easily misled and transmitted wrong values. They are attracted and depraved to resort to drugs. They then become physically and psychologically dependent on drugs. Nowadays, rave parties even become subcultures and all the craze among the young people. Banning the rave parties can stop young people getting the drugs. Isn’t it the most clear-cut method to prevent the widespread drug abuses? Advocates may argue that rave parties can provide them a valuable mean of entertainment. Nevertheless, indeed there is a great variety of activities, such as, ball games, social services, for them to choose from. Why do the teenagers still desire to take the risk of going to the rave parties where they are easily attracted to drug abuses?
Furthermore, regular inspections by the Custom at the cross-border checkpoints are to be made to prevent the flow of rave drugs from the mainland China to the SAR. Besides, mainland authorities and the SAR police should joint hands to curb cross-border drug trafficking. In fact, most of the drugs used in the rave parties come mainly from the mainland China. There is also a trend of young people going to the mainland China for rave parties. Certainly, the SAR government is not doing enough to prevent the spread of rave parties from Hong Kong to China or even turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to this situation. Although not all the rave parties are bad, there are too many bad sheep. Rave parties certainly do more harm than good. ...