- Addiction is a condition that results when a person engages in an activity that can be pleasurable but the continuation of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary responsibilities and concerns, such as work, relationships, or health.
- People who have developed an addiction may not be aware that their behaviour is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others.
- To free the youngsters from the crutches of addiction, on February 13, girls from the college based in Nariman Point, Mumbai hit the roads with mask on faces and performed a street play.
- They also took an oath to choose a life partner without any vices.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Varsha Vidya Vilas, general secretary of the organisation said, “We have given the message of staying away from the addiction nd we have distributed pamphlets as well. This unusual experiment has been done so that the youngsters participate to send across the message of quitting addiction.”
Dr Sagar Mundada, psychiatrist and youth-wing president, of Indian Medical Association (IMA)-Maharashtra Chapter said, “There has been a rise in the addiction cases amongst the youngsters. Two-three patients visit me on a daily basis. It is essential to keep them away from addiction. Owing to which the message of de-addiction has been sent across prior to the Valentine’s Day.”