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    what is the reason behind high rate of drug addiction. is it due to ban on alcohol.
    is it good to ban alcohl. or is it due to cheap opium from afghanistan. people think
    quoran bans only alcohol they can use drugs instead?

    Drug addiction highest in Pakistan: INCB

    By our correspondent

    ISLAMABAD: Opium and heroin addiction rates in Pakistan are among the
    highest in the world, reveals the annual International Narcotics Control
    Board (INCB) report released here on Wednesday. According to the
    World Drug Report 2000 of the United Nations Drug Control Programme
    released earlier this year, Pakistan is one of the countries hardest hit by
    narcotics abuse in the world.

    According to the national drug abuse surveys, the number of chronic
    abusers of heroin increased from about 20,000 in 1980 to more than 1.5
    million in the late 1990s. The results of a national survey suggest a total
    number of chronic drug abusers just topping three million in 1993.

    According to the Pakistan Narcotics Control Board officials, around 15
    million people are affected indirectly by the abuse of drug in the country.
    A main theme of the INCB's report is the widespread and increase
    overuse, particularly in developed countries, of controlled drugs to treat
    psychological problems caused by social pressures.

    The board cautions that excessive availability of controlled drugs can
    easily lead to the development of new patterns of drug abuse. The INCB
    also expresses concern that Internet is fast becoming a growing source
    of online trafficking where online drug stores and pharmacies illegally
    provide prescription of drugs. The report says: "With an estimated 600
    million Internet users at present and considering further increase in the
    near future, the problem is likely to increase rather than to decrease."

    INCB Chairman Dil Jan Khan, responding to questions of reporters at the
    report launching ceremony, said all the heroin labs in Pakistan were
    destroyed or shifted to Afghanistan. It was the main reason that
    Pakistan became a zero drug production country, he said.


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    #2
    people know that its in the Quran (thats how you spell it) that both alcohol and drugs are haram.

    why do ppl do it? we all know there isn't one reason.

    as for the banning of alcohol.. tell me one good reason why it should be allowed..
    and don't give me the lame excuse that white/red wine if taken moderately can reduce blood pressure or whatever... you can do that with healthy living..

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      #3
      definitly it has to do with religen
      since acohol is much more haram
      somehow people dont feel guilty or they think they dont violate the religious laws by using drugs. in the west opposite is true much more stigma attached to drug use compared to alcohol use

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        #4
        rvikz,

        there has been a report published in UK about drug usage being at an all time high in that country, with hard drugs like ecstasy, heroin and cocaine seeing the biggest rises amonst young people who like to party.

        So where does that leave your 'islam is to blame' theory?

        I can provide a link to the article if you like, but I will have to do a search as the story is a few days old.

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          #5
          Marx wrote long ago that religion is opium of masses. I wonder why Pakistanis need extra opium.

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            #6
            Originally posted by rvikz:
            definitly it has to do with religen
            since acohol is much more haram
            somehow people dont feel guilty or they think they dont violate the religious laws by using drugs. in the west opposite is true much more stigma attached to drug use compared to alcohol use
            Both alcohol & drugs are substance abuse.

            There is prostitution.gambling ,dowry,bride burning,child marriage,usury,all the evil islam is against,in Pakistan.But its incidence is greater in India because there is no discouragement of it in india or the west.
            First there is no record keeping in tribal pakhtoon afghan area like in india & west so you can guessmate whatever you want.
            ZZ,i wonder what kind of substance you r high on if you think u dont need the opium of religion.Muslims atleast use the cheapest & the best intoxication ,love of there religion!!! safe,healthy,practically usefull,reasonably purposefull,spiritually satisfying ------------ta Ta

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            "jo kHat main kahte they apni jaan mujhko
            aaj kHat likhne main unki jaan jaati hai .....

            [This message has been edited by FYI (edited February 25, 2001).]

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              #7
              Originally posted by rvikz:
              definitly it has to do with religen
              since acohol is much more haram
              somehow people dont feel guilty or they think they dont violate the religious laws by using drugs. in the west opposite is true much more stigma attached to drug use compared to alcohol use

              you're just showing your ignorance about islam if you say alcohol is more haram than drugs..

              they are both forbidden. end of story.

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                #8
                sometimes people intreret to their own liking so that they dont feel guilty.
                religen influenses personal behaviour.
                if you look at the aids problem it is less prevelant in islamic countries than others
                that is result of religen

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                  #9
                  dude.. you're not making any sense..

                  are you getting enough sleep?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by nomaan:

                    as for the banning of alcohol.. tell me one good reason why it should be allowed..
                    Wine is more sanitary than non-purified water.

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                      #11
                      so the point is?
                      wine should replace water?

                      why don't we do an experiment. you replace water at your place with wine. see how things turn out.. then let us know..

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                        #12
                        You wanted a good reason, you got one.

                        In places where drinking water can carry disease, wine is a cheap replacement. Given regular exposure to moderate amounts, alcohol tolerance is increased to the point where the intoxicating effects are completely negated by the fact that you won't have diarrhea for the next 3 days.

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                          #13
                          Why not just boil and filter the water?
                          "A woman has got to be able to say, and not feel guilty, 'Who am I, and what do I want out of life?' She mustn't feel selfish and neurotic if she wants goals of her own, outside of husband and children"

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                            #14
                            That requires a filter, and a means for each individual to be able to boil water.

                            While it is easy to boil water, it is hard to store clean water. Wine, on the other hand, can be stored for long periods, and therefore produced in mass quantities, and still be disease-free.

                            [This message has been edited by astrosfan (edited February 25, 2001).]

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                              #15
                              The age old stat of Pakistan home to the largest number of drug addicts is a very misleading and incorrect one. In Pakistan, lots of the 'addicts' are addicted to home made, or locally produced drugs that arent exactly in the same category as the hardcore drugs available in the west.

                              Thats not to say Pakistan doesnt have a problem, but there are plenty other countries that are in worse shape.

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