The high usage of legal or illegal drugs is referred to as drug abuse. It happens when you take more than the prescribed amount or use another person's medications. Drug abuse is usually done to feel better, relieve stress, or escape reality. It is different from drug addiction because the person can stop whenever they want.
Drug Abuse Facts and Figures
According to a United Nations report, there are around 7.6 million drug addicts in Pakistan, of which 78% are males, and 22% are females. It has also been found that the number of people using drugs is increasing at a drastic rate of 40,000 annually, making Pakistan one of the top drug-affected countries worldwide. The facts and statistics related to drug abuse have been listed below: